Paul L. Eberle, Sr.

March 06, 1919 ‒ April 22, 2004

Crestline, Ohio

Obituary for Thursday, April 22, 2004

Paul Lester Eberle, Sr.

CRESTLINE: Paul Lester Eberle, Sr. 85, of Locust Street, Crestline and formerly of County Road 97, Mount Gilead, died Wednesday morning April 21, 2004 in Galion Community Hospital following a long illness.

He was born March 6, 1919 in Beallsville to Lewis and Ella (Agin) Eberle, and spent most of his adult life on a small farm on County Road 97 just South of Johnsville, prior to moving to Crestline in 1990, due to his wife’s failing health.

He was a WWII veteran, serving in the South Pacific from February 17, 1942 until February 25, 1943 with the US Army, and was a 55-year member of the American Legion Post #754, North Woodbury.

Paul had worked at Westinghouse in Mansfield, retiring in 1966. He was co-owner, with his wife, of the Trading Post New and Used Furniture business in North Woodbury. He and his wife built and operated the former Cracker Barrel German Restaurant on County Road 97 between Johnsville and North Woodbury for several years.

He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law Betty and Ed Kelly of Crestline and Judy and Al Johnson of Mansfield; a son and daughter-in-law Paul L. Jr., and Karen Eberle of Galion; nine grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; nine step grandchildren; eight step great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and a little white dog named Snowball.

He was preceded in death by his wife Macdelene (Gleisinger) Eberle on August 12, 1995; as well as by seven brothers Arnold, Clyde, Forrest, Clifford, Dale and Gale Eberle and Emmit Huffman and two sisters Anna Eberle Hoptkins and Elsie Eberle Agin.

The family will receive friends Friday, April 23, 2004 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Saturday at 1:30 pm. Pastor Jim Jensen will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park, where the Richland County Joint Veterans Council will hold graveside military honors.

Memorial contributions to the Richland County Joint Veterans Council may be made at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com