THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: March 27, 2014
Paul McDermid, 63, of Green Bay, passed away Thursday, March 20.
Born March 3, 1951, in Oconto to Francis and Doris (Exferd) McDermid, he graduated in 1969 from Oconto Falls High School. He served as a Seabee with the United States Navy and on Oct. 18, 1991, married Shelley (Schuelke) Koch. He was employed as a stonecutter artisan for the past 20 years, creating the entrance arch at the Green Bay Botanical Garden as his first job.
His family, friends, faith and love of God were important to him and the couple served as team lectors at St. Bernard Parish. He enjoyed the Packers, watching Survivor and his newly acquired Harley. He also loved spontaneous road trips with his wife, but especially their yearly trip to the National Eagle Center in Wabasha. He had a kind heart, a great sense of humor and a beautiful smile.
Survivors include his wife, Shelley McDermid, Green Bay; three children, Geoffrey (Melanie) McDermid, Noble, Ok.; Bradley McDermid, Moore, Ok. and Lacey (fiance, Shawn Jorgenson) Koch, Sturgeon Bay; four grandchildren; brothers, sisters and their spouses, Dawg Bill and Kaye McDermid, Monte McDermid, Leon and Jo McDermid, Peggy OMara, Sue McDermid, Jan McDermid and her friend, Dorn Young and Jon and Kelly McDermid; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Darlene McDermid, Brian and Sally Schuelke, Scott and Vicky Schuelke, Lisa and Scott Edlund, Wendy Schuelke, Becky and Jerry Pugh and Tammy Schuelke; many nieces; nephews; relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Doris McDermid; two brothers, Gary and Glen McDermid; his in-laws, Fred and Diane Schuelke and a brother-in-law, Jeff Schuelke.
Friends called from 4 p.m. until time of a Parish Wake Service at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 25 at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, Green Bay. Visitation continued at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Green Bay from 9:30 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 26. Rev. Mark Vander Steeg officiated with burial in Morgan Cemetery.