Sophie Paulat

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Sophie ­­Paulat, nee Kump, 88, of Belleville, IL, born September 19, 1932, in Yugoslavia (now Slovenia), died Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.

She was preceded by her husband of 37 years, Hans E. Paulat, whom she married on October 8, 1955, and who died on October 6, 1992; her parents, Johann and Elizabeth, nee Spreitzer, Kump; and two brothers, Frank (Anna) Kump, and August (Marie) Kump.

Surviving are two children, Hans Paulat of Belleville, IL, and Linda Paulat of Columbia, IL; a granddaughter, Andrea Paulat; a great-grandson, Jacob Meyer; two brothers, John (Laura) Kump and Adolf (Kathleen) Kump; a sister, Martha Kump; and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Helping Strays of Monroe County, IL.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Monday June 7, 2021, at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Darwin Schrader officiating.


2 Comments on Sophie Paulat

Ethan Edwards said : Guest Report Jun 03, 2021 at 9:56 AM

Linda-sending my condolences to you in the loss of your mother. My memories of her are from our childhood; she was always so kind and cheerful...and with a hearty laugh. Holding you in my heart. Ethan Edwards

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David and Kathy Baldwin said : Guest Report Jun 03, 2021 at 4:48 AM

You have lived an amazing life. Your candle shone bright. We will miss you, your star now shines in heaven.

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