Paul R. Gesse, 87, died Thursday, June 12, 2014, at his home.
He was born April
8, 1927, in Kouts, the son of William and Anna (Broderman) Gesse, who
preceded him in death.
In 1952 he married
Jeanette Alexander, who in 1954 also preceded him in death.
On June 7, 1958, he
married Jacqueline Curry, who survives.
Also surviving are
his sons, Keith (Leslie) Gesse of Chesterton and Kurt (Andrea) Gesse of
Tyler, Texas; a brother, William Gesse of Kouts; grandchildren Dan (Alison)
Duncan, Sean (Jackie) Duncan, Kari Duncan (fiancˇ, Eric Barnhill),
Elizabeth, Haley and John Gesse, and Reed and Luke Gesse; and great
grandchildren Calain and Regan Duncan.
He was preceded in
death by a daughter, Karen Duncan; a son, Kent Gesse; and six siblings,
Floyd, Lawrence, Raymond, Leslie, Hulda, and “Buster.”
Paul graduated from
Kouts High School in 1945 and received his education degree from Ball State
University. He served as an M.P. with the U.S. Army and made his career for
37 years as a principal at Garyton Elementary School and then Aylesworth
Junior High School in Portage before retiring in 1987.
A funeral service
is scheduled for 12 p.m. Saturday at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt
Road in Valparaiso, with burial at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Kouts.
scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may be
made to Trinity Lutheran Church.