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Shaum (AP)
Paul Shaum

Posted on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

Feb. 16, 1919 - Jan. 31, 2013

GOSHEN — Paul E. Shaum, 93, died early Thursday morning, Jan. 31, 2013, at Greencroft Goshen Health Care.

He was born Feb. 16, 1919, in Goshen, to Isaiah and Lizzie (Weaver) Shaum.

He married Lodema Harter March 1, 1941, in Elkhart. She died July 10, 1963. He married Ruth E. Schlabach in Goshen on April 17, 1965. She survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Norma (Bradley) Chatfield of Marietta, Ga., and Marolyn Millar, Carolyn (Rich) Coodens and Elizabeth (Randy) Noland, all of South Bend; three sons, Steven Shaum of Nappanee, Randall (Jean) Shaum of Two Rivers, Wis., and Jerrol (Mary Ann Weber) Shaum of Goshen; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis Keller; a grandson, Adam Shaum; eight sisters; and five brothers.

He was a member of Benton Mennonite Church and instrumental in starting Hudson Lake Mennonite Church and Prairieview Missionary Church.

A finish carpenter, Mr. Shaum worked for Portage Realty and Brown & Brown Construction. He loved to garden and was a talented woodworker.

Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, 1911 S. Main St., Goshen.

A meal will be served at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, prior to the 12:30 p.m. funeral service at Benton Mennonite Church, 15350 C.R. 44, Goshen. Pastors Brenda Meyer and Doug Kaufman will officiate.

Burial will follow in Olive West Cemetery, Elkhart.

Memorial contributions may be given to World Missionary Press or Goshen Care at Home Hospice.