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Paul A. Rombaugh

May 9, 1927 ~ September 1, 2018 (age 91)

Paul Arthur Rombaugh, age 91, passed away on September 1, 2018.  Paul was born in Granite City, Illinois May 9, 1927, the son of George and Pearl Rombaugh. Paul always kept that southern accent and country way of life. He joined the army, which brought him to Fort Custer in Battle Creek, MI. He served a tour of duty in World War II and the Korean War.  Paul was a handsome man – always flirtatious and charming. He and Winifred Flees met in Battle Creek and were married 24 years. They had 6 children, and Paul also went overseas in the Korean War shortly after they were married.   After being discharged from the army, Paul worked many jobs and then retiring from the Battle Creek VA Medical Center as a warehouse foreman. Paul married Pamela Briggs in 1978. Paul always kept busy in retirement – he owned and operated Rombaugh’s Auto Sales and later sold it to his son, David in 1989. Paul was an excellent salesman; great at connecting with people and even better at working the deal. Buying and selling vehicles and farm equipment was a true passion and hobby for Paul.  Paul enjoyed caring for his horses and managing his small farm in Barry County. Most recently, he had two mini horses named Molly and Jo, and a Basset/Beagle dog named Teddy. Paul was also a skilled Euchre player and enjoyed playing with his family and friends. He attended Pleasantview Family Church on Lacey Road with Pastor Steve Olmstead.  Paul is survived by his wife Pamela (Briggs) Rombaugh of 40 years, his children Gary (Pauline), Steven, Eileen (Mark) Casebeer, David, Kevin (Dawn), Amy (Chris) Turley and 22 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. He was preceded by his brother Dale Rombaugh of CA, and survived by his brother Roger Davis of Quincy, IL.  Paul passed away at The Legacy at the Oaks with Hospice care. A heartfelt thank you to the many loving caregivers.  Visitation will be Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Pleasantview Family Church, with a visitation at the church one hour prior to service.  Following services, the family invites you to join them for refreshments at the church.  Committal services will take place following the luncheon at 1:30 p.m. at Fort Custer National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Pleasantview Family Church or charity of one’s choice.  Condolences may be left for the family at www.henryfuneralhome.org  

 

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