Paul O. Eberhardt, age 67 of Clintonville, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday April 7, 2016 while at his winter home in Punta Gorda, FL,
of a sudden heart attack with his wife Nancy and numerous friends by his side.
Paul was born on January 15, 1949 in Clintonville as the son of Florence (Oertel) Eberhardt and the late Roy Eberhardt. He attended St. Martin Lutheran Grade School and graduated from Clintonville High School. Paul then went on to serve his country in the Army National Guard. He graduated from the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science and started working for his family’s funeral business, Eberhardt Funeral Home, now known as Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory in Clintonville and Marion. On September 11, 1971, Paul was united in marriage to Nancy Susa at St. Martin Lutheran Church. The couple lived in and around the Clintonville area their entire life where Paul served the Clintonville and Marion communities as a funeral director for many years. He was a caring and professional funeral director; retiring in 2002 to make room for his son in the family business. Paul was a faithful member of St. Martin Lutheran Church in Clintonville where he was a past communion assistant and served on the church finance committee. He was a member of the Clintonville American Legion Post #63, and past president of the Clintonville Lion’s Club as well as the Clintonville Curling Club. His love for the game of golf led him to many years of membership at the Clintonville Riverside Golf Course. Paul loved to spend time in the outdoors with family and friends. Basically, if it had horns, swam, or flew he caught or hunted it. Often he would come home dirty from hours of planting food plots on his Ford tractor. He enjoyed a glass (or two) of scotch and along with Nancy enjoyed going out to local restaurants with their friends. For the past 10 plus years the couple has enjoyed spending time in Florida where they met lots of wonderful people that Paul spoke fondly of often. Most of all he enjoyed being with his family and we take comfort in knowing he is in the care of his Lord and Savior. Until we see you again Dad……
Survivors include: his wife, Nancy; daughter, Carrie (Cory) Peeters, and their daughter Cacy of Seymour; son, Andy (Amy) Eberhardt, and their sons, Spencer and Cole of Clintonville; mother, Florence Eberhardt of Clintonville; brother, Ken (Linda) Eberhardt of Stevens Point; and sister, Gail Eberhardt of Rhinelander. Also numerous other relatives and friends. Paul was preceded in death by his father, Roy; a son, Jeff, in infancy; his mother-in-law, Beulah Susa, and his father-in-law Gilbert “Scottie” Susa.
Paul’s funeral service will be held Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 12 p.m. at the St. Martin Lutheran Church in Clintonville with Rev. Christian Burg officiating. Interment will follow at the Graceland Cemetery in Clintonville with full military honors conducted by members of the Clintonville American Legion Post #63, VFW Post #664, and American Legion Auxiliary Unit #63. Friends may call from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory in Clintonville and at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers Paul’s family will be creating a memorial fund for the St. Martin Lutheran School. An online guestbook can be found at www.eberhardtstevenson.com