R. Paul Loshe, 82, of Decatur, IN, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at his residence. He was born on September 3, 1936, in Adams County, IN, the son of the late Herman and Amelia (Lengerich) Loshe. On June 4, 1960, he married Shirley Wyss.
He was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. He was also a former member of the Moose Lodge 1311 and the Elk’s Lodge 993.
Paul worked as a general contractor and was the owner and operator of Loshe Construction. He was a master woodworker and known for his fine work and attention to detail.
He and his wife Shirley enjoyed many years of ballroom dancing. He was also an avid fisherman. Paul and his family loved their annual trip to Houghton Lake, MI, it has been a tradition for them for 40 years. He loved his family above all, especially his grandchildren.
Paul is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shirley Loshe of Decatur; 2 sons, Dale (Michelle) Loshe of New Haven and Rich (Dena) Loshe of Decatur; 3 daughters, Donna (Kevin) Bauer of Ossian, Darlene (Keith) Beaver of Locust Grove, VA, and Michelle (Tony) Laughlin of Decatur; 2 brothers, Jerry (Karen) Loshe and Jim (Ruth) Loshe; 3 sisters Rose (Larry) Reinking, Teri (Jim) Hoffman, and Nancy (Dan) Harris; 19 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Ann Loshe in infancy.
Visitation will be from 2:00 – 4:00 & 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, with a reciting of the Holy Rosary at 3:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with calling prior from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. in the St. Mary’s Parish Hall. Father David Ruppert will be officiating. Inurnment will take place in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Masses.
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