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Paul A. Mai

Paul A. Mai, 89, Russell, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 3, 1924, in Russell to Reinhardt F. and Maria (Mary) Katherina (Ehrlich) Mai. He was a 1942 graduate of Russell High School.

He married Shirley Joan North on May 13, 1953, in Russell. She preceded him in death Sept. 26, 2011. He was a district manager for Bethlehem Steel for 40 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II.  

Survivors include two sons, Randal Paul Mai, Ardmore, Okla., and Gregory A. Mai, Russell; a daughter, Nancy G. Mai, Hays; a brother, Alex Mai, Russell; two sisters, Helen Keil and Lydia Mai, both of Russell; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell; burial of cremains will follow in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Russell. Military honors will be  presented by the Russell VFW Post No. 6240.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, with family present from 6 to 7 p.m. at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to Russell County Veterans Memorial  or St. John Lutheran Church, Russell, in care of the mortuary.