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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Paul A. Krager (July 17, 2015)

Paul A. Krager age 97, of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Rochester, Michigan passed away at 4:30 P.M. on Friday, July 17, 2015 at Oakley Place in Greenville. Paul was born November 18, 1917 in Bay City, Michigan to the late Albert & Margaret (Riley) Krager.

Paul is survived by his daughter & son-in-law, Lynn & Jerry Starks of Greenville; grandson, Daniel & Tibby Starks of Orlando, Florida; sister, Dorothy Sadlak of Bay City, Michigan; and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Paul was also preceded in death by his 1st wife, Madeline Louise (Hierlihy) Krager (1940-1976); 2nd wife, Edith Joan (Sanford) Krager (1977-2008); brothers, Carl, James, Earl, Norman and Roy Krager; and sisters, Margaret Portte and Freda Patrick.

Paul served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Air Force during WWII in the 52nd Fighter Group-5th Fighter Squadron. Paul retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Sr. Master Sgt. with 22 years of service at Chanute Air Base in Rantoul, Illinois in 1962 where he was a recruiter and photographer. He also retired from Rochester High School in Rochester, Michigan in 1978 where he taught electronics. Paul was a member of the Greenville American Legion Post # 7262 and Greenville Moose. Paul enjoyed photography, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Oakley Place in Greenville with Chaplain Candy Null officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Bellaire, Michigan at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com