Paul Bernard St. Onge
1925 - 2020
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PAUL B. ST. ONGE
March 1925 ˜ October 2, 2020

Paul Bernard St. Onge passed away at the age of 95 in the early morning of Oct. 2, 2020, at the Chestnut Fields Memory Care facility in Muskegon, MI.
Paul was born March of 1925 in Marquette, MI, to parents David J. and Netty (Berry) St. Onge. Paul joined the Army after graduating high school the summer of 1943. He married his high school sweetheart, Pearl Johnson in March 1944, prior to shipping out to serve in World War II in the Philippines. Paul was honorably discharged as a technician fifth grade with the 779th Tank Battalion in 1946.
After returning home, Paul and Pearl moved to Carlsbad, NM, due to Pearl’s poor health. Pearl ultimately succumbed to her disease in 1954.
Paul married Nora Knight in June 1955 in Carlsbad. At this time, Paul began a long, successful career with International Minerals & Chemical Corporation starting out as a laborer loading bags of Potash on railcars to retiring as a product transportation director in the company’s head office in Skokie, IL. Paul retired from IMC after 32 years of service and took on the role as a product transportation consultant with the Port of Los Angeles for another 10 years. Paul enjoyed doing home improvement projects, fishing and spending time with his friends and family.
Paul is survived by his two stepsons, Court (Carol) Manns and Jon (Carma) Manns; son-in-law, Jim Mullen; grandchildren, Paul (Stephanie) Manns, Whitney Manns, Jeff (Rebecca) Manns, Collin Manns, Cheston Manns, Catherine Manns, Kim (Mike) McCoy, Tracy (Matt) Izor and Christopher Mullen; four great-grandchildren, Parker, Oliver, Maeve and Leland; and nieces, Allison (John) Sexson, Sheridan (Lynn) Curtis.
In addition to his parents, his wife, Nora; daughter, Cynthia; sister, Mary St. Onge and brothers, Henry, Edward, Arthur, and Leonard St. Onge preceded Paul in death.
A memorial service will be held at Church of the Good Shepherd, Vancouver, Paul’s church at a later date, followed by a burial service in Indianapolis, IN.
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Published in The Columbian on Oct. 18, 2020.
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October 24, 2020
Remember Paul so well from my school years. He and Pearl were great friends with my parents, Hampton and Lucille Martin (as were the Castleberrys and the Robinsons.....previous notes.......Hi Karen) My mother
painted a portrait of beautiful Pearl which I can still visualize. Paul always had a big smile and took the time to relate to me and my younger brothers when he was at our house. One of those people that you just don't ever forget.
Dr. Hal Martin
Friend
October 23, 2020
We first met Paul and Pearl as they lived in our neighborhood. My dad grew to know him more at work, and my parents became good friends. I baby sat the kids many times after he and Nora married. They were genuine friends. May you Rest In Peace Paul.
Linda Castleberry Mckelvey
Friend
October 18, 2020
Paul and family were in our lives, when we were young to old. He made us laugh, all the time, we loved his first wife, Pearl, his 2nd wife, Nora and his great children, Court, John, and Cindy. He was very important to us, Eddie and I stopped by the see him in VanCouver ten years ago or more, loved him.. we just weren't in that neighborhood, we did talk to him on the phone yearly. Paul worked for my Dad, they were a great team, and Dad was so proud of his promotions. We loved him very much. Time moves on, but our hearts have him in them. The Robinson family, Eddie, Terry and Karen our folks were Lloyd and Margarette. (Carlsbad)
Karen Robinson
Friend
October 18, 2020
Uncle Paul had his garage sale before he moved into his home. As I knew his nieces I went to visit and got to meet Uncle Paul. I fell in love in seconds. His vibrant personality. He was so engaging, that I stayed at the house all afternoon and helped out with the garage sale. The stories Uncle Paul had to tell were amazing and I could have listend for a lot longer than that afternoon. God bless and on to your next journey.
Kirsten Toedter
Acquaintance
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