Harry G. Paege, Jr., 97, residing in South Bend, Indiana passed away at 7:00pm on Friday, November 1, 2019 at Center for Hospice Care, Roseland, Indiana. At age 13, Harry began working at the A&P, eventually becoming the store manager. He was employed there for forty-one years. Shortly after, he became the maintenance supervisor at Paul Stephan Nursing Home in Niles, Michigan, remaining there for 19 years.
Harry was born on November 20, 1921 in South Bend, Indiana, to the late Harry F. Paege, Sr., and Clara Eichorst Paege. He remained a lifelong resident of the area.
On July 4, 1946 in South Bend, Indiana, he was united in marriage to Esther I. (Birk) Paege, who survives. Along with his loving wife, Harry is survived by his daughter, Jackie Paege of Plymouth; two sons, Gary (Catherine) Paege of Flower Mound, TX and Jerry (Betsy Smith) Paege of Niles, MI; two granddaughters, Cortney Paege of Brooklyn, NY and Kristen Paege of Irving, TX; and his brother, John (Pam) Paege of Osceola. Three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
Harry was a talented musician at an early age, playing the violin and trumpet. He graduated from Riley High School, South Bend. Harry served his country honorably in the United States Army during World War II, participating in the D-Day Invasion of Normandy and the liberation of Europe.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Palmer Funeral Home--Hickey Chapel, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend, IN. Friends may visit with the family from 9:00-11:00am on Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the service. Harry will be laid to rest next to his parents at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend.
Contributions in memory of Harry may be offered to Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545.
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Center for Hospice Care - Mishawaka
501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka IN 46545