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  • Services:  2:00 p.m.  Wednesday at Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Battle Creek

Mr. Paul Stewart Wilson, age 66, of Sidney, formerly of Grand Rapids and Sparta, passed away Saturday morning, Oct. 25, 2008 at Spectrum Health United Memorial-United Hospital, Greenville.

Born on Sept. 2, 1942, in Grand Rapids, Paul was veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, proudly serving in the U.S. Army. For most of his life after the service, Paul worked as a dry wall contractor and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and bowling. He had been a member of both the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Virginia Mae Andrieux on March 29, 2004; his parents; and one brother and one sister.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Shannon & Andy Freeland of Sidney; four grandchildren, Alexis, Michael, Wade, and Collin Freeland; six brothers and sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

Committal services, with full military honors, are at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008 at Fort Custer National Cemetery near Battle Creek.

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  1. Anonymous on October 25, 2008 at 12:00 am


    10/28/2008 –

    clestian Andrieux

    there is comming a day when jesus will invite us to a funeral where death is dead. I am looking forward to that day aren’t you.

    10/28/2008 –

    Stacey Eckelbarger

    Shannon, Our prayers are with you in this time of grief. At times you may feel alone, but know you can FULLY lean on the Christ Jesus, he will be there for you at all times. Treasure your memories.

    10/28/2008 –

    Larry Burcham

    There will always be a place in my heart for Paul. While he, Virginia and my best friend in the world, Shannon lived across the street from me, their home was my home away from home and my preferred place to be. Paul always treated me like his son. He taught me how to drive and how to do drywall finishing. We also hung out alot together when I moved to their house in Rockford, MI. I am sorry that I never had any contact with him after I moved back to Las Vegas. Rest in peace, Paul. Enjoy your new eternity with Virginia. Thank you for everything. I am sure I will see you again in the far away future.

    10/27/2008 –

    Ruth Andrieux

    May you find closeness to God today, He will never turn you away. Just give Him your grief You’ll find bless relief He’s now waiting for you to meet, At the place of Jesus feet.

    10/27/2008 –

    Mike and Nikki DeShetler

    We’re very sorry to hear of your loss Shannon and Andy! Please know that we are thinking of you.

    10/27/2008 –


    I have a lot of memories of uncle paul. i was the flower girl in his and aunt gingie’s wedding when I was 4. trips to Disneyland, parks, staying at their house ALOT when I was little. I have a lot of fond memories. too many to list. you will be missed by all and your loved by all. cindy

    10/27/2008 –

    Walker Family

    Our thoughts and prayers to you. May you feel surrounded by God’s love. Peace and blessings, Jenna Walker and family

    10/27/2008 –

    Jennifer Bunn

    Shannon and Andy, Alexis, Michael, Wade and Collin – Saying many prayers for you throughout this week.

    10/27/2008 –

    Lanae Cockrill

    My heart felt condolences to you Shannon and your family. May God be with you all. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

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