Paul Mestemaker, lifelong resident of Marshall, MI, passed away on Monday, December 6, 2021, at The Villa at Winston Court at the age of 73. He was born in Marshall on October 27, 1948, the son of the late David Paul Mestemaker and Beatrice Dewhurst Mestemaker.
Paul met his wife, Mary, at Western Michigan University in 1969. After eight years of dating, they finally got married. They were married for forty-four years, and had two children, Tricia and Paul II.
Paul started as a real estate agent at Rosemary Davis, then moved on to Jerry Clifton, Sherman’s office, and ultimately opened his own real estate brokerage MDP Group Real Estate, retiring in 2015.
He enjoyed traveling, playing golf, bowling, having drinks with his friends, and playing cards with his family. Paul had an uncanny sense of direction. He did not need Google Maps to find his way around. He was a radio DJ for four years at Western Michigan University. He always enjoyed music and karaoke. And let me tell you something, he happened to like Christmas Music.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Mestemaker; children, Tricia Mestemaker and Paul (fiancé, Olga) Mestemaker II; siblings, Duane (Karen) Mestemaker, Diane (Tom) Whitesell, David (Raquel) Mestemaker; and multiple nieces and nephews.
A memorial gathering will be from 2-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021, at Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 723 US Hwy 27 N, Marshall, MI 49068. A memorial service will follow the gathering, at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Paul’s son, Paul Mestemaker II, will officiate the service. Interment will take place in Oakridge Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Oaklawn Hospice,
or the Humane Society of South Central Michigan,
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