Paul Bruehl

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Paul Dean Bruehl, 80, of Belleville, IL, born September 20, 1940, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL.

Paul retired in 1998 from Monsanto, Sauget, IL. He spent his retirement years camping at Rend Lake. Paul enjoyed NASCAR and watching the St. Louis Cardinals.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edgar Bruehl; his mother, Rosa, nee Schwartz, Bruehl; two sisters, Bernice Vogt and Beatrice Green; and a brother, Floyd Bruehl.

Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Deborah K., nee Deitz, Bruehl, whom he married on June 15, 1981; two daughters, Cheryl (Raymond) O’Neil of Shiloh, IL,  and Cynthia (Bill) Rullan of Suwanee, GA; two stepchildren, Jeffery (David Crockett) Oaks of Shiloh, IL, and Stacey (Alan Banks) Schaefer of Freeburg, IL; four grandchildren, Josh (Stacey) Oaks, Brandon (Hannah) Oaks, Kyle Schaefer, and Cole Schaefer; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Patricia LeFever of Colorado Springs, CO.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Paul’s memory may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at



4 Comments on Paul Bruehl

Cole Schaefer said : Guest Report Mar 22, 2021 at 10:51 PM

I miss my grandpa more than anything in the world. I’m still so sorry for your loss grandma. At least he can walk again. You will forever be missed Gpa. RIP?

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Amy Albrecht, BJC HomeCare said : Guest Report Feb 21, 2021 at 8:03 PM

Sending many prayers for peace during this difficult time, Debbie. Thank you for opening your home and heart to those of us making home care visits to treat Paul. He was so fortunate to have you by his side! I am thankful that he is in a better place now...

  • Waterloo
  • IL
DeDe and Gloria Cruz said : Guest Report Feb 15, 2021 at 2:26 PM

Debbie, we are so very sorry for your loss. Our sympathy and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. Please call for anything.

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Mark and Renee Bivet said : Guest Report Feb 12, 2021 at 7:20 PM

My deepest sympathy to you Debbie and your family! It’s never easy losing someone you love and who means so much to us! ❤️ He fought a hard battle and you did everything you could! Rip Paul?

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois

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