LEIPSIC — Paul E. Wank, 79, of Leipsic, died at 5:18 a.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2018, at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born September 1, 1938 in Putnam County to the late Norbert and Esther (Ruhe) Wank. On November 30, 1963, he married Pauline Mangas, and she died August 12, 2017.

He is survived by four children, David Wank of Defiance, Kathy (Joe) Verhoff of Kalida, Susan (David) Godsil of Ottawa, and Mary (Scott) Schroeder of Leipsic; thirteen grandchildren, Kyle, Samantha, Justin, Elizabeth, Sarah, Noah, Joshua, Kerry, Patrick, Dan, Sydney, Clark and Adelyn; a sister, Nancy (Gerry) Lonsway of Oregon; and a brother, Tom (Barb) Wank of Leipsic. He was also preceded in death by a son, Doug Wank; a sister, Karen Wank; and a brother-in-law, Norm Gillen.

Paul was a lifelong farmer and a retired rural postal carrier. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria, and was on the Parish Council, a Eucharistic Minister, usher and Lector. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of New Bavaria VFW, a 3rd Degree member of Ottawa Knights of Columbus, and a member of Miller City Athletic Boosters. Paul was a graduate of The Ohio State University and loved attending his grandchildren’s activities and sporting events.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 3, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria, with Fr. Nick Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by the New Bavaria VFW. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa, where there will be a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.

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