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John Paule

John David Paule, 48, of Belleville, IL, born March 11, 1969, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, March 20, 2017, at his residence.

Mr. Paule was the owner and operator of John Paule Metal Recycling in Belleville and Alorton. In his younger years he loved stock car races. John had a wonderful sense of humor and could always make you laugh. He also enjoyed traveling.

He was preceded in death his parents, Vernon G. Sr. and Celestia M., nee Butz, Paule; a sister, Nancy Paule Chandler; and a brother, Vernon G. Paule, Jr.   

Surviving are his fiancé, Celeste N. Primosh;
two sons, Oscar Sebastian Paule, and Dexter Kingston Paule, both at home;
eight siblings, Karen (Mike) Fuehne, Mark (Chris) Paule, Beth Paule, Dale Paule,
Jeanne (Mark) Fuehne, Patty (Jack) Lents, Eileen Paule, and Curt Paule (Chrissy);
nieces and nephews, Scott Paule, Matthew Paule,
Julie Casey, Jessica Fuehne,
Nick Fuehne, Amanda Fuehne,
Luke Paule, Megan Paule,
Chase Lents, and Clayton Lents;
great-nieces and great-nephews, Jacob, Barrett, Jaxton, Jenson, and Corbin Paule,
Rolen and Raina Casey,
Benton and Hadley Klucker,
and Morgan Fuehne;
a step-daughter, Marissa Rodden;
and dear family friend, Eric Trentman.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Oscar and Dexter Paule Trust for their education. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at George Renner& Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

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