He was preceded in death by his father Carl Paul and his mother Louise. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Carolyn Ann, his three children, Michael Paul (Karla), Heidi Lynne Stewart (Michael), Jeffrey Carl (Candy), his brother Ron (Barbara), his grandchildren Kinsey Fournier, Alex Zalewski, Lauren and Nicholas Doedens, Maylin and Andrew Underwood, and his nieces Valerie Mitchell, Vicky Tasopulos, and nephew Steve Underwood.
Paul was born in Minneapolis, MN on October 26, 1941. He grew up in Rockford, IL, Springfield, OH, and graduated from Belmont High School in Dayton, OH, in 1959. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and played college football under coach Forrest Perkins. Paul served his country in the US Navy from 1963-1967 and was involved in the Arab-Israeli 6-Day war in June of 1967. After an honorable discharge from the Navy, he lived in Anacortes, WA where he learned the plumbing trade. His family moved to Whitewater, WI, in 1972 to live near his parents. There he founded his own company, Underwood Plumbing, and he was actively involved in the Lions Club and sponsored a local women’s softball team. In 1985, Paul and his family moved to Milwaukee where he worked for Central Heating and Plumbing Company until his retirement in 2006. While in Milwaukee Paul purchased his prized possession, a 1973 Corvette, in which he won numerous local and regional car show awards over the years.
Paul and Ann retired to Sun City, AZ in 2006 and became active members of the Willowbrook United Methodist Church and avid members of three different bowling leagues. A celebration of his life will take place on Friday, March 2nd at Willowbrook United Methodist Church at 1 pm, 19390 N. 99th Ave. Sun City, AZ 85373.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s Association.
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