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Paul Joseph Verderber, 86, of Lincoln,
died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at 12:50 p.m. at his home.
Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, following
the rosary at 1:45 p.m.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Family
Church, with the Rev. Jeffrey Laible officiating.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery with military
Mr. Verderber was a retired self-employed
contractor in tile and linoleum. He had done that
work in many homes and businesses in Lincoln and
Logan County since 1955. He previously worked for
Feldman and Co.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He
served in the Pacific Theater on the USS Laurens,
APA-153, as a radioman.
He was born May 30, 1923, at Deaconess Hospital
in Lincoln to John and Augusta M. Hassenstab
Verderber. He married Betty Burns on Nov. 27, 1947,
at St. Patrick's Church in Lincoln.
He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; his
children, Bob Verderber of Middletown, John (and
Theresa) Verderber of Springfield, Theresa (and
Matt) Young of Lincoln, Nancy (and Jim) Martin of
St. Louis, Mo., Chuck (and Lynda) Verderber of
Vermont, Katie (and Jeff) Stollhans of Michigan and
Barbara (and Kent) Bowlby of Lincoln; his
grandchildren, Michael, Jacqueline and Laura
Verderber, Alyse and Andrew Verderber, Michelle
Derek (and Howie Fuiten), Erik and Kyle Young, Liesl,
Louisa and Jens Ulrich-Verderber, Anna Stollhans,
and Reuben and Edward Bowlby; his stepgrandchildren,
John and Tony Martin, Travis and Tera Bowlby; and a
great-grandson, Carson Fuiten.
He was a member of Holy Family Church.
He enjoyed his hobbies of carpentry, photography,
bowling, woodcarving and bass fishing. He received
the "Favorite Artist" award by vote at the first
Lincoln Art Fair for his original bird and duck
He supported his children and grandchildren in
their many school activities. He attended and
enjoyed their basketball, baseball, soccer and
football games and track and field events.
Most of all, he was a loving husband and father.
Memorials may be made to Carroll Catholic School
or Home Care of Central Illinois
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