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Paul Lester House, age 77, of Gowen, passed away early Wednesday morning, April 7, 2021 at home.  The son of Everett Zeb & Verna A. (Hill) House, he was born on October 12, 1943 in       Greenville and was a 1962 graduate of  Greenville High School.

On March 28, 1964, in  Greenville,  he married Beverly Ann Linderman, and together they raised four children and enjoyed 53 years of marriage.   Paul worked at Ranney Refrigeration, retiring after twenty years, and then worked nearly 20 years in maintenance at Electrolux.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, Nascar, and racing at Crystal Raceway, and he delighted in his Wednesday morning coffee with the guys and was looking forward to getting back into that now that they were all vaccinated.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Beverly House; a daughter, Delene Cramer; a granddaughter, Kimberly McMeeken; and a sister-in-law, Carol House.

Surviving are his children, Brent House of Gowen, Kenneth House, and Leslie House, both of Cedar Springs;  his grandchildren, Ronald & Mandi McMeeken, Zachary McMeeken, and Jaycinda Byrd;  eight great grandchildren, Donovan, Daeleah, Stevie, Zeke, Sophia, Logan, Rylee, and Tucker;   a brother, Lyle House of Cedar Springs;  a sister, Virginia Lamberston of Howard City;  a sister-in-law, Sharon Lockwood of New Mexico;  two brothers-in-law, Earl Linderman of Grand Rapids, and James Linderman of New Mexico; and many, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place and private interment will be in Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Paul’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


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  1. Ranee Raab on April 7, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    My deepest condolences to you all

  2. Dawn Gravlin on April 7, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. Love you.

  3. Gwen Russell Spry on April 7, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    My deepest sympathy for your loss to the family. Prayers for each of you. He was a good man.

  4. Tim Enbody on April 7, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    Lots of memories live on, my friend. R.I.P.

  5. Karen Lockwood on April 7, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    My love goes out to guys .you all have had death knock at your door to many times lately . I love ya all and I’m glad to have you as family .

  6. Cheryl Knutson on April 7, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    They just dont make guys like Paul (& Beverly) anymore. My deepest condolences. You have suffered many losses, but please know we love and care about you. Praying for comfort and peace.

  7. Mike and Sharon Bowler on April 7, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Not only have you lost your father, grandfather, but also other family members. Paul was a joy to be around because of his humor and his laughing which made the rest of us laugh. He is now with Bev and what a wonderful reunion. God Bless.

  8. Sheila VanHoose Miller on April 7, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    What a perfect picture to show your dad’s spirit. Love you guys.

  9. gloria noll on April 8, 2021 at 1:06 am

    So sorry to hear about your dad.

  10. Jack Kurnat on April 8, 2021 at 1:49 am

    So sorry to hear of Pauls passing, I have worked with Paul & Lyle many years ago & thought about both of them many many times through the years I will miss him.

  11. Teresa Parmert on April 8, 2021 at 6:13 am

    I’m so sry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family!!! Love you,Teresa

  12. Kay Young on April 8, 2021 at 7:42 am

    Im sorry to here of Pauls passing he was a wonderful person I graduated with him he was always smiling .He will be missed.
    Kay Young (Harris)

  13. Ade Baumgardner on April 8, 2021 at 8:06 am

    Rest In Peace old friend. Enjoyed our days as classmates at our country school, Lincoln Lake.

  14. Jennifer Bashore-Spry on April 8, 2021 at 9:09 am

    I am so sorry for the loss of your father Paul. I was lucky enough to get to enjoy Beverly & Paul together and see both their love for their family and eachother as well as their kindness to others! Paul was always quick to pick on me about something when I would visit! He was a great husband, a amazing father and a one of a kind great man to everyone that he met! God gained a amazing angel yesterday. My thoughts, prayers and hugs are with the family at this time. 🙏🤗❤

  15. Pamela Newman on April 8, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    Precious memories of Paul as schoolmates and neighbors on MacClain.

  16. Pete and Cindy Enbody on April 9, 2021 at 1:08 am

    sorry for your lose Paul was a great guy!

  17. Randy Klepper on April 10, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    Always enjoyed Paul’s smile and his one of a kind laugh. I always enjoyed working with Paul years ago at Wolverine in Rockford and from the old school days.. It was my pleasure to be a friend of Paul’s.

  18. Kim Marciniak on April 10, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    I lovd this picture of your dad. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to meet you all and doubly blessed to be able to clsim you as family.
    You all are in my prayers.
    Sending love and hugs your way.

  19. Jerry Dennis on April 11, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Sorry for your loss, I grew up with him. We spent lots of time together, during school, camping with our parents. We cleaned a lot of fish back then. I tried to keep in touch with the family over the years. Will miss him.

  20. gary evans on April 11, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    i was very sorry to hear about the death of paul he was a very personable and outgoing man I’m sure he will be missed by all who knew him. I did not know him really well but he lived not far from me and I would run into him from time to time. I also attended a few of his breakfast gatherings with friends. you have my deepest sympathy at this very trying time

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