Paul Albert Damkoehler, 67, of Lansing, Michigan, was called home to be with the Lord on October 31, 2020.
Paul was born August 17, 1953 in Ludington, Michigan to the late Alice Elizabeth Hasenbank Damkoehler and Richard Franklin Damkoehler. He graduated from Scottville High School in 1971, received his Bachelor of Science from Grand Valley State University, and his Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. Paul retired from the Ludington Water Treatment Plant and answered the Lord’s call to serve as Pastor to Webberville UMC, Ovid UMC/UCC and Leslie /Felt Plains UMC Churches.
Paul devoted his life to the Lord sharing his faith, teaching bible studies, and working many Emmaus Walks throughout Michigan. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading and listening to music. Paul had a very giving soul donating to the Red Cross and neighbors/friends in need. Most of all, he cherished time with his family and his dogs.
Paul is survived by his wife of 40 years, Paula (Dickey) Damkoehler; children, Denise Damkoehler Gates (Nicole) and Brian Richard (Emmy); grandchildren, Justin and Jacob; brothers: Alan Damkoehler (Janet), Douglas Damkoehler (Kathy), and Bruce Damkoehler; as well as several grand-dogs and cat-dog.
At this time, no services are planned due to COVID-19. Arrangements entrusted to Vickers Leslie Funeral Home, 109 N. Church Street, P.O. Box 503, Leslie, MI 49251, (517) 878-6600.
Condolences may be sent to:
2417 Pattengill Ave.
Lansing, MI 48910
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to:
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
American Red Cross, Mid-Michigan Chapter
1800 East Grand River Avenue
PO Box 30101
Lansing, Michigan 48912
K-9 Stray Rescue
2120 Metamora Road
Oxford, MI 48371