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Obituary for Paul Harold SCHLEGEL

SCHLEGEL, Paul Harold, 84, of Tavistock passed away peacefully with family by his side in Stratford General Hospital on Sunday, March 5, 2023. He was born in South Easthope Township, Perth County on October 22, 1938 a son of the late Alvin and Clara (Albrecht) Schlegel.

Paul was a poultry and beef farmer for most of his life. He was a life long active member of East Zorra Mennonite Church, 16th line; a member and Past President of the Optimist Club of Tavistock.

He married Audrey Gerber at Poole on May 6, 1961. She predeceased him on May 3, 2020.

Paul is survived by his four children, Judy and husband Brian Mogk, Jerry Schlegel, Dan and wife Esther Schlegel, Dana and husband Paul Hyde; six grandchildren, Candice (Bilal) Smaily, Dustin (Naomi) Mogk, Bradin (Katie) Mogk, Chelsea (Brett) Sider, Travis Hyde and Derek Hyde (friend Fiona); ten great grandchildren, Jasmine, Zakariya, Zain and Jalal Smaily; Mariah, Tyson and Leah Mogk; Vincent and Jaedyn Mogk and Evelyn Sider; his brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Marlene Schlegel; his sister, Karen Douglas; his sister-in-law, Marianne Schlegel; his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Orlin and Eileen Yantzi and Viola Gerber.

He was predeceased by his brother, Ray Schlegel; his brothers-in-law, Ken Douglas and Lorne Gerber.

Relatives and friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock on Thursday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in East Zorra Mennonite Church, 16th line on Friday, March 10, 2023 at 2 p.m. Pastor Ray Martin will officiate. Interment in the church cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Mennonite Central Committee or Stratford General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home by calling 519-655-2431. Personal condolences can be posted at