Beloved Husband of Suzanne (nee Meyer). Dear father of Gregory (Susan), Bradley (Diana) and Jeffrey (Cheryl) Eggold, loving Grandfather of Rachel, Jared, Rodney, Joshua, Jason (Natalie nee Croze), Cassaundra, Kara, and Christian and great-grandfather of Lawrence. Brother of Frederick (Elfrieda) Eggold and Helen Paul. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and fiends.
Proceeded in death by his parents, Rev. Henry J.Eggold and Helen Louise nee Burdorf.
Proceeded in death by his brothers Elmer, Henry, Robert and sister Ruth.
Paul was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin on June 12, 1936 and was baptized on July 3, 1936 at St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Milwaukee by his father, the Rev. Henry J. Eggold and was confirmed on Palm Sunday in 1950 at St. Stephens.
Paul married Suzanne J. Meyer on August 27, 1960 at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Paul and Sue were married for over 60 years.
Paul graduated from Concordia in Milwaukee with the great class of 1956 and from Concordia Seminary in St Louis in 1961. He received his Master of Divinity from Concordia as a minister for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. His first call was to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Luzerne Iowa where he served from 1961 to 1967. For the last 2 years he also served as the pastor at First Lutheran Church in Belle Plain Iowa and was instrumental in building a new church that still stands to this day. He then served as head pastor at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Wausau from 1967 to 1976. Paul then decided to enter the chaplain ministry in 1976 and took a permanent job at St. Michael’s Hospital in Milwaukee from 1977 until he retired in 2001.
Paul was an active member of the Lutheran A Cappella Choir of Milwaukee and served on the board of directors for many years. He thoroughly enjoyed singing in the Christmas and spring concerts and was with the group for over 34 years.
From his time as a Chaplain at St. Michael and throughout his retirement, Paul served as a guest preacher at many Milwaukee and Wisconsin Lutheran Churches. Over the years, many members of various churches would comment on his sermons as he saw them from time to time. He served as a vacancy pastor for Emmaus Lutheran Church in Milwaukee for about 1 year.
Paul also served as the secretary for the Contact and Resource Center (CRC) in Beirut, Lebanon and wrote devotions for Creative Communications.
Paul and Sue have been members at Peace Lutheran Church in New Berlin Wisconsin for over 40 years. However, due to COVID-19 protocols the visitation and funeral service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Menomonee Falls
. Grace Lutheran can fit over 200 people which is below 50% capacity. In addition, Grace Lutheran follows all COVID-19 protocols from both the CDC and Waukesha County. There are many hand sanitizing stations at the church along with regular cleaning of the sanctuary. Every pre-caution will be taken to ensure your safe participation in the homecoming service for Paul. Masks are required inside the church. If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Eggold at (262) 509-0076 for further information about COVID-19 protocols.
Visitation will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2020 from noon to 2:00 pm at Grace Lutheran Church in Menomonee Falls (W196N9525 Cross View Way, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051)
Service of Thanksgiving
The Service Of Thanksgiving will begin at 2:00 pm and will be live-streamed on Facebook. To view the live stream, from within Facebook, search for and join the Facebook Group "Paul Eggold Funeral". Should there be any technical problems with the feed, a full recording of the service will be posted later on Saturday.