Born on November 9, 1926 in St. Louis, MO died peacefully at the age of 89 on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jane (Murphy) Paule and his first wife, Shirley (Haupter) Paule. Loving father of John (Linda) Paule , Jill (Joseph) Svejkosky, Jeff (Faye) Saenger, and the late Julie Saenger. Cherished grandfather of Leslie (Justin) Hill, Ryan (Katy) Paule, Brett Paule, Joe (Anna) Svejkosky, Paul Svejkosky, Kristen Saenger, and Shane Saenger. Great-grandfather of Callie Hill.
Bill grew up in Carondelet on Michigan, crediting the YMCA (swim instructor) and Boy Scouts (Eagle Scout and Scout Master) for helping him attain leadership skills and confidence. He graduated from Cleveland High School in January of 1945. He attended Harris Teachers College and graduated from Culver Stockton in 1949 with a B.S. in Business Administration and Economics, working summers at Sherwood Forest Camp. Bill served as a Corporal in the Army Finance Corps. He was married to Shirley from 1950 until her death in 1970. Owner of Paule Real Estate on Virginia from 1954 until his retirement in 2001. He was married to Jane (Murphy) Saenger from 1972 until her death in 2007.
Bill loved the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with his family. He was on the Carondelet YMCA Board of Directors for 20 years, member of the Carondelet Historical Society, Lions Club member for 20 years, and Director of the Golden Eagle Riverboat Museum for 19 years.
Services: Visitation at KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Thursday, June 2, 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 2:00. Interment Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Carondelet Historical Society or The Missouri Civil War Museum.