Thursday, February 27, 2020

Matthew R. Paulus (February 26, 2020)

Matthew R. Paulus age 41, of Celina passed away at 1:07 AM on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. He suffered a heart attack while working out at the gym, and was taken by ambulance to the ER at Joint Township Hospital in St. Marys, where he passed away.

Matt was born July 14, 1978, in Sidney to Marge (Muhlenkamp) Paulus of Celina and the late James C. “Jim” Paulus. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Ed & Rosella Muhlenkamp, and Francis & Tillie Paulus; and his sweet dog, Maggie.

In addition to his mother, Matt is survived by his siblings, Michelle & Victor Ten Brink of Farmington Hills, Michigan, Kent & Jill Paulus of Versailles, Eric & Carmen Paulus of Versailles, and his twin sister, Sarah & Cliff Poeppelman of Osgood; nephews & nieces, Victor & Stephanie Ten Brink, Eric Ten Brink, Michael & Julia Paulus, Kevin & Nicole Paulus, Jacob Paulus, Luke Paulus, Mitchell Paulus, Edward Poeppelman, Ethan Poeppelman and Isaac Poeppelman; and several great-nephews and a great-niece.

Matt was dearly loved by his family and many friends. He was a graduate of Celina High School and Wright State University, and worked at Buffalo Wild Wings in St. Marys. Matt enjoyed kayaking, fitness training and cooking. He also was an avid Notre Dame Fan and had a great fondness for dogs.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 2, 2020, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Deacon Mike Meyer officiating. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. Family and friends may call on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, and 10:00-11:00 am Monday also at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association-Dayton 1313 West Dorothy Lane Kettering, OH 45409. To share a memory of Matt or leave a special message for his family, visit