Paul William Egner, Sr. was born October 13, 1951 and passed away unexpectedly on May 10, 2010 in Sabetha, Kansas. Paul was born in Falls City, Nebraska the third child of Francis Egner and Marjorie (Luebs) Egner. He married Shirley Ann Scott on September 14th, 1975 in Falls City.
Paul and Shirley have resided in Centralia, Kansas for the past 29 years. He worked for Quality Homes of Summerfield, KS for 17 years and for the past 8 years was employed at Fairview Mills in Fairview, KS.
Paul is survived by his wife Shirley of the home, sons Paul Egner, Jr. (Lindsey Schober) of Centralia and Steven (Jessica) Egner of Haysville, KS, grandchildren Eric Egner, Alyssa Egner, Makenna Schober, and two granddaughters to be born this summer, Nicole and Madyson. He is also survived by siblings Linda Egner, Auburn NE, Mary Helen (Richard) Tackett of Falls City, David (Paula) Egner of Council Bluffs, IA, and Rick (Kerri) Egner of Crete, NE. In addition, Paul leaves a host of cousins, brothers and sisters-in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Paul was an avid life-long Nebraska Cornhuskers fan, a proud member of the Husker Nation. He was deeply loved and will be missed by all who knew him. His greatest joy was his family, especially his grandchildren. Paul loved to hunt and fish. Never one to sit still for long Paul was always on the go, doing remodeling and carpentry jobs around the house, helping a friend in need, gardening, or just tinkering in the garage.
Funeral services were Thursday, May 13, 2010 at United Methodist Church at 2:00 PM in Centralia, KS. Burial was in the Centralia Cemetery. Rev. Deborah Hanes Nelson conducted the services. Julie Gleason was be the organist. Casket bearers were Jason Boyce, Damian Deters, Dennis Hawkins, Jeremiah Hipp, Ferrel Merrit and Brandon Schober. Burial was in the Centralia Cemetery with Military honors by the National Guard and The Armstrong Moyer American Legion Post 216.
A visitation was 6:30 - 8:30 Wednesday evening at the Hayes-Popkess Funeral Home in Centralia, KS.
Memorials are being left to the Paul W. Egner Memorial Fund and sent in care of the funeral home, a specific charity will be named at a later date.