Paul Albert Eckstein of Union, MO, departed this life in Sullivan, MO, on July 3, 2020, having reached the age of seventy-five years, four months and five days. Paul was born in Union on February 28,1945, son of Emil Francis Eckstein and Nellie Eckstein nee Stahlman. As a young man, he was united in marriage to Judith Frick and three children came to bless this union.
Paul is survived by his children, Paul Anthony Eckstein, known to all as Tony, and wife, Theresa, of St. Louis, MO, Tammy Sue Woodcock and husband, Casey, of Sullivan, MO and Laura Ann Eckstein and fiancé, Jeremiah Ditch, of Union, MO; by his former wife, Judith Morgan of St. Louis; by one sister, Allie Klepper and husband Eddie, of Union, MO; by eight grandchildren nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Nellie Eckstein, and by one sister, Sarah Sutton.
Paul was Christian, having been raised in the Baptist faith and believing in the Lord as his Savior. During his working years, he was employed as a truck driver for Esselte Pendaflex Corporation in Union, MO, retiring after twenty years of service to the company. Paul was an outgoing man that didn’t know a stranger and had enjoyed many hobbies and interests during his life. He loved caring for his farm and had raised crops and livestock most of his life. He was truly and outdoorsman at heart and enjoyed riding horses, fishing and hunting. Other hobbies included flying remote controlled airplanes and making wine. Paul was always willing to lend a helping hand to others, no matter what they needed help with. Spending time with children and grandchildren gave him great joy and many wonderful memories were created.
A kind and loving father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
Private committal services will take place at a later date. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO.