Note: Publication: Mansfield News Journal Published: September 20, 2009 Headline: Paul S. Kurbad Mansfield - Paul S. Kurbad, 86, of Mansfield, died Friday, September 18, 2009 at MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. Born February 12, 1923 in Mansfield, he was the son of Paul and Margaret (Ratcliffe) Kurbad. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII serving in the Battle of the Bulge. Paul retired from Tappan after 44 years of service and was a member of Ontario United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Jugs Corner Grange #2680, Ontario VFW #7651, Venus Lodge #152 F.& A.M., and 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. Paul enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, camping, square dancing, and attending Army reunions. An avid photographer, he also loved to travel, especially out west. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Helen (Krupp) Kurbad; daughters and son-in-law, Linda McFarland and Debra and Rick Mauk, all of Lucas; grandchildren, Gregory, Jonathan (Tina), and Stephenie (Don) Parman, and Derek (Helenea) and Andrea Mauk; great-grandchildren, Haley and Kylee Parman, and Damon Mauk; step great-grandchildren, Ryan and Andrew Payne, and Nathan Koehler; numerous nieces and nephews; and special pet dog, Cricket. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Clifford Dean Kurbad, and Charles Clayton Kurbad; and sister, Doris Elaine Harding. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 21, 2009 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Rd., Mansfield where a Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. by the Venus Lodge #152. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home conducted by Pastor Dave Case. Military graveside services conducted by the Richland County Joint Veteran's. Burial Detail will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Ontario United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com
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