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Paul F. Lahr

Paul F. Lahr, 94, LaGrange, Mo., passed away, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023, at his home near LaGrange.

Paul was born Dec. 10, 1928, near Canton, Mo., a son of Lucian H. and Emma L. Meierant Lahr.  He married Hilda Elnora Hunt on June 10, 1956 at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hannibal, Mo.  She survives.

Paul F. Lahr

Other survivors include his children, Bonnie (Larry) Toliver, Palmyra, Mo.; and Bob (Kelly) Lahr, LaGrange; six grandchildren, Carrie (Dan) Blickhan, Palmyra; Christopher (Rachel) Litteken, Hannibal; Brandon (Diane) Lahr, LaGrange; Drew (Sara) Lahr, Columbia; Blake (Lindsey) Lahr, Republic, Mo.; and Shelby Lahr and Storm, Republic; great-grandchildren, Bradi Lahr, Elizabeth (Liz) Deming, Brynlea Lahr, Beckett Lahr, Amelia Blickhan, Mason Lahr, Ada Lahr, Ethan Blickhan and a granddaughter to be born in November; sisters-in-law, Roberta Hunt, Minnesota; and Luella Hunt, Hannibal; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Mike Litteken, brothers and sisters-in-law, Merlin and Norma Earlywine and Walter and Betty Hunt, brother-in-law. Wilbert Hunt; and one nephew, Bobby Hunt.            

Paul was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and was lifelong and faithful member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in LaGrange where he served in a number of ways with its various ministries.  

Paul was retired from the Highland C-I School District as a decades-long bus driver and was a lifelong farmer on the same farm that he had lived on since the age of one. 

He was on the first board of directors of the Luther Manor Nursing Home in Hannibal, and he and his wife were awarded for 45 years of service to the manor in 2017.  

He was a collector of John Deere two cylinder tractors.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in LaGrange with Pastor Wes Gehrke officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery, LaGrange.  

Pallbearers will be Brandon Lahr, Drew Lahr, Blake Lahr, Shelby Lahr, Carrie Blickhan and Christopher Litteken.

Music will be provided by Alice Lee Solter.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Aug. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home, LaGrange.

Memorials be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or to Hospice of Northeast Missouri in care of Davis Funeral Home, P.O. Box 146, LaGrange, Mo.  63448.

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