WILLIAM “BILL” J. PAUL

WILLIAM “BILL” J. PAUL

William “Bill” J. Paul, age 73 of Barneston, Neb., passed away at his home on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. He was born in Beatrice, Neb., on Feb. 15, 1949, to Rudolph “Rudy” and Alma “Ruth” (Keefover) Paul. Bill was a graduate of Barneston High School. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War from March 1, 1968, to Dec. 6, 1971. He was the recipient of three Purple Heart medals. On Nov. 25, 1986, he was united in marriage to Kathryn L. Taylor. He worked for the United States Postal Service for more than 39 years, first as Postmaster in Barneston and then he retired from the Summerfield, Kansas, Post Office in 2009. Bill was a lifetime member of the Barneston American Legion Post No. 356. As a kid, he and his brothers raised and broke horses. He enjoyed horses, farming and spending time with his grandson.