Kaul Funeral Home

35201 Garfield Rd, Clinton Township, MI


Paula Agauas

20 agosto , 193311 agosto , 2019

Paula Agauas, age 85, passed away August 11, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. She was born August 20, 1933 in Krakow, Poland to the late Nathan & Riva (Polak) Atrum.

Paula was a Holocaust survivor. She wrote her autobiography, Needle in a Haystack. Paula attended Brookside Fellowship Church and Beth Messiah.

Paula is survived by her children, Nathan (Susan) Agauas, Joseph Agauas, David (Patty) Agauas; grandchildren, Daniel (Bethany) Agauas, Hannah (Eric) Carbajal, Stephen (Heidi) Agauas, Kristin (Jeff) Gehring; great-grandchildren, Reagan Agauas and Griffin Gehring; a special cousin, Barbara (Gerald) Gora; and former daughter-in-law, Lidia Scalczi. Paula was preceded in death by her husband, Rubin Agauas.

Visitation for Paula will be Monday, August 19, from 10:00 – 1:00pm with a 1:00 Funeral Service at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield Road, Clinton Township, MI 48035. Burial will be at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy, MI. In-lieu of flowers donations can be made to Beyond the Burn C/O Detroit Receiving Burn Center, 3990 John R. Street, Detroit, MI 48201.


  • The late Rubin Agauas, Husband
  • Nathan (Susan) Agauas, Son
  • Joseph Agauas, Son
  • David (Patty) Agauas, Son
  • Daniel (Bethany) Agauas, Grandchild
  • Hannah (Eric) Carbajal, Grandchild
  • Stephen (Heidi) Agauas, Grandchild
  • Kristin (Jeff) Gehring, Grandchild
  • Reagan Agauas, Great Grandchild
  • Griffin Gehring, Great Grandchild
  • Barbara (Gerald) Gora, Special cousin
  • Lidia Scalczi, Former Daughter-in-law
  • She was born in Krakow, Poland to the late Nathan & Riva (Polak) Atrum.


  • Visitation lunes, 19 agosto , 2019
  • Funeral Service lunes, 19 agosto , 2019


Paula Agauas


Ron & Denise Edwards

19 agosto , 2019

We've had the opportunity to meet Paula several times and even have her as a guest in our home we worked with Congregation Shalom and Pastors John and Donna Denson alongside Paula to share the wonderful message of Yeshua she will be greatly missed .She was a great blessing to everyone who came in contact with her and her legacy will continue to bear light throughout the world as we tell of our wonderful departed friend Paula.

Don & Susan Delida

14 agosto , 2019

We meet Paula & Rubin at Zion. They both were such Godly examples of what a Christian should be. Paula’s testimony impacted our lives of such strong faith and trust in the Lord. Her gentle spirit, her wonderful smile, her humility. The wisdom she had and words of encouragement to everyone. She surely was a Proverbs 31 Women of God. She will be missed by everyone. So sad for her painful last days, which is so hard to understand. We love you Paula and will be truly missed

Fred Nikkel

14 agosto , 2019

What a privilege it was to have known Paula and Rubin Agauas. My mother and I met them through Scoop and Dorothy Wilson when we first came to the Bethesda Missionary Temple. We were dirt poor back then. They welcomed us with food and fellowship and became friends. Rubin helped find us some slightly used tires that still had good tread for mothers car. They were the best encouragers.

Nickolas & Carol Chupick

13 agosto , 2019

As I sat thinking of our friends Reuben and Paula during our years past at Bethesda Christian Church on Nevada and VanDyke, memories raced through my mind of their faithfulness . To their children and and grandchildren Grandma and grandpa have left a memorial stone of: Love, Joy, Peace, Patients, Goodness, Kindness, Gentleness and Obedience to the Lord. Both were known for their Prayer and helping the needy all of which is a Memorial offering to God our Father. They will be remembered by us as servants and Friends of God. May their legacy Bless all who follow their Faithfulness. Because your loving kindness is better than Life. Psalms 63: 1-4

September Kanigowski

13 agosto , 2019

Mrs Agauas was an amazing woman. I met her in Sunday school. I remember her telling her story about surviving the nazi’s. I recently visited auschwitz and I thought of her the whole time. I haven’t seen her in many years but i never forgot her story. Thank you for inspiring so many people


13 agosto , 2019

We extend our sincere condolences to the family of Paula Agauas. We also rejoice at her homegoing as she now rests in the arms of Jesus. A lovely lady and a mighty warrior in the army of God. Blessings to all.

Linda Cadariu

13 agosto , 2019

I want the family to know how many people Reuben and Paula affected. Our friendship was at Bethesda Christian Church, and my husband, Joseph, thought Reuben was "the cat's meow." Paula and Reuben were steady examples of family love and commitment as well as commitment to our Lord, no matter what comes our way. May you all be comforted that your beloved mother is now in the ultimate care of our Father. Fondly, Linda Cadariu

Jerry & Sherill Piscopo

12 agosto , 2019

Paula was a mother in the Lord to us as we began our journey as young ministers. She especially helped me (Sherill) at a very difficult time in my life & led me to renew my walk with the Lord & baptism in the Holy Spirit. She will be greatly missed & always was a strong support in prayer & the love of God.

Bette Osif

12 agosto , 2019

Paula was a great inspiration to me . She was a great prayer and faithful woman of God. So sorry to hear of her painful last days., but,rejoice she is free and reunited with her beloved husband. Prayers for all her family. GOD BLESS FROM BETTE OSIF

Ron Gray

12 agosto , 2019

We knew Paula from BETHESDA Missionary church. We listened to her testimony about the needle in a haystack and thought how frightening an experience it must have been. Rueben and Paula were good friends. Haven’t seen them in years as we have been living in Gladwin MI FOR almost 40 Yrs. Will see her again in heaven! RON AND MARY GRAY