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Paul R. W.  Quellhorst
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  • Beyond Words Foundation
    6058 North Royalton Road
    North Royalton, OH 44133
  • Grand Lake Hospice
    1122 E. Spring St.
    St. Marys, OH 45885

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“So sad to hear about Uncle Paul...our condolences to the Quellhorst family. Vincent and I always enjoyed his company and his sense of humor ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Linda Arduini - Schenectady, NY

“We want all of you to know that we are thinking of you during this sad time. As other share their fond memories of such a caring person, we too will...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Glenn and Donna Brazee - NY

“Quellhorst Family -So sorry to hear about Paul's passing. We have many great memories of him and the happenings at the Farm. Our thoughts and...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“We will always remember Paul's smile, gentle laugh, and patience with 5 kids running around the farm. What a wonderful guy! You're in our thoughts...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss. Paul was the man who taught me that you could have a little fun while still getting your work done out in the fields. Always...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Craig Huwer - St Marys, OH

“Aunt Dorothy and Family,I am truly sorry to hear about the loss of Uncle Paul. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Kim and Tom Dymond - FL - Family

“Tim,I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Such a vibrant individual as he must have been will surely be missed. You and your family are in...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Tony Britt - Kinston, NC

“To The Entire Quellhorst Family,We were so sad and sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Such a wonderful person. Paul always had a smile on his face, and...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Mark & Terri Doenges - Wapakoneta, OH

“Aunt Dorothy and family..... Words can't explain how sorry I am for your loss. Uncle Paul was a great guy. I will never forget going to visit him and...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Tara Brazee - Family

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Paul R.W. Quellhorst, 86

of St. Marys, formerly of New Bremen, died at 12:12 A.M. on January 29, 2018 at the Otterbein Senior Lifestyles of St. Marys. He was born on April 8, 1931 to the late Wilbert J.D. and Helen A. (Luelleman) Quellhorst. On December 18, 1954 he married Dorothy M. Palmateer in Galway, NY, and she survives in St. Marys. Also surviving is a daughter and son-in-law Dawn and Rod Brodbeck of St. Marys, a son and daughter-in-law Tim and Vicki Quellhorst of Minster, four grandchildren; Sara (Jeff) Dieringer of St. Marys, Erin (Rob) Jester of Medina, OH, Ryan (Melissa) Quellhorst of Pickerington, OH, Adam Quellhorst of Nashville, TN, six great-grandchildren; Kendall, A.J., and Avery Dieringer, Hailie and Avery Jester, Liam Quellhorst, and a sister Janice Dorsten of St. Marys. Along with his parents, Paul was preceded in death by a grandson Dustin Quellhorst, and a sister Anna Mae Topp.

Paul attended Faith Alliance Church in New Bremen for many years. He was a 1949 graduate of New Bremen High School. After he graduated from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served with his best friend in the Korean War from 1949-1954 as a 1st Class Gunner. When he returned home, he worked on the family farm raising Herford cattle and also became a livestock dealer for many years. He also worked with racehorses in Saratoga, NY, when he and Dorothy lived in New York. He enjoyed traveling out West to purchase cattle, and also loved horses and dogs, Johnny Cash, and the Cincinnati Reds. Paul will be remembered for his sense of humor, for being a true gentleman, and for his love of life.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at the Faith Alliance Church in New Bremen with Pastor Trent Fledderjohann officiating. Interment will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery of New Bremen. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and one hour prior to the services on Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions in memory of Paul can be made to the Beyond Words Foundation, or to Grand Lake Hospice. The Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen has been entrusted with the arrangements, and condolences to the Quellhorst family can be left online at