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Paul W. Schember, Sr. age 95 of Ocala, Florida, formerly of Clinton and Farmville, VA passed away on September 20, 2017 in Ocala. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Clinton. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 10:00 A.M. until the service time Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Paul was born in Pekin, IL on October 11, 1921, the son of George and Bertha (Long) Schember. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1939 and married Avis O. Schember on November 12, 1944 at St. John Lutheran Church, Clinton. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942 1945. He served in the South Pacific during World War II.

From 1958 until 1968 they returned to Clinton and were members of Trinity Lutheran Church. They moved to Virginia taking a position as a garment factory manager and for many years he and his wife owned and operated Schembers Fashion Fabrics and Schembers Sewing Center in Farmville and Richmond.

Paul is survived by twin sons, Paul Jr. and wife Bette of Ocala, Florida and Michael with wife Sarah of Farmville, Virginia. He is also survived by son-in-law John Mueller of Clinton; a sister, Esther (Schember) Studemann; eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Avis (Olson) Schember; daughter Joye Marie (Schember) Mueller; his parents; brothers, Luther Schember and Martin Schember; sisters, Ruth (Schember) Paysen, Helen (Schember) Voss; and grandson, Greg T. Mueller. The family request memorial contributions be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church, Farmville, VA. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.
Published on November 7, 2017
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