Earl H. Pals (79) of rural Teutopolis

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Published on April 28 2012 6:15 pm

Earl H. Pals, 79, of rural Teutopolis died early Friday morning, April 20, 2012 at his home.

Funeral services will be 10:30am Monday, April 23, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis with burial in St. Francis Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 2-5pm Sunday at the church with a 5pm Knights of Columbus rosary.  Memorials to Catholic Charities.  Bauer Funeral Home in Teutopolis is assisting the family with arrangements.  Send condolences to www.bauerfh.com.

He was born June 23, 1932 in Teutopolis, the son of Sylvester and Emma (Kabbes) Pals.  He married Rita M. Niebrugge on July 27, 1957.  He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis, Teutopolis Knights of Columbus Council #2874, and Teutopolis American Legion Post #924.  He served with the US Army during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife Rita Pals of Teutopolis...four sons, Tony Pals and wife Michelle, Pat Pals and wife Peg, John Pals and wife Kathy and Earl Pals, all of Teutopolis...four daughters, Mary Althoff and husband Todd of Effingham, Maureen Willenborg and husband Chuck of Teutopolis, Katie Pals and fiancee Scott, and Amy Pals and special friend Joe of Teutopolis...three sisters, Dolores Hensley and husband Norman of Decatur, Marilyn Lueken of Marshall, and Carol Bloemer and husband Jim of Effingham...two sisters-in-law, Alene Gutman of Springfield and Billie Pals of Teutopolis...18 grandchildren...and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents...daughter, Theresa Lynn...and two brothers, Jim and Bill.