October 18, 1919April 21, 2013

Paul Victor Hueter, age 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 21, 2013. He was born October 18, 1919 in Eden, Ohio one of four children of the Reverend Albert and Renata Otto Hueter. He is survived by his oldest sister, Esther Wirschem, of Rochester, NY. Paul married the love of his life, Lucille Middleton on September 22, 1944. Together, in Ann Arbor, they raised a family of five children. They met while both were attending the University of Michigan. Paul attended the U of M then graduated from Cornell University as a Naval Officer and engineer. He served in the Pacific Theater during WWII and remained in the Naval Active Reserves for 20 years. He retired as a Lieutenant Commander. Paul was employed as a production engineer for the Ford Motor Co for 25 years. It was a job that he thoroughly enjoyed and reluctantly retired from in 1984. In retirement Paul enjoyed travel (especially road trips with his wife Lucille), music, reading, gardening, photography and spending time with their grandchildren, who Paul entertained by wiggling his ears and pretending to hate cats. Paul took great comfort in his faith having been a member of Zion Lutheran Church since 1957. Paul could be seen in the neighborhood walking each day for his daily paper and tending to his lawn and vegetable garden. One of his greatest delights was enjoying a gourmet dinner, prepared by his wife and an occasional glass of Drambuie after dinner. Paul will be remembered by those who knew him for his often gruff and always stubborn nature as well as his acerbic sense of humor. In addition to his wife, Lucille, Paul is survived by their children, William (Patricia), Carl (Victoria) and Martin (Nadine), five grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. His daughter Diane and son James preceded him in death. Cremation has taken place and internment will take place at a future date.



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John Kerner

April 28, 2013

I never had the opportunity to know Paul in his prime, other than through Leslie's stories. But I know Leslie's memories of those times are happy ones. And that makes me happy.

My personal memories from his later years are of his distinct wit, sense of pride, and “German-ness” – which, coming from witty, prideful, German stock myself, I always appreciated.

But what I appreciated about him most was that, after an initial arched eyebrow or two, he made it clear, without any specific words, that I was accepted into his family. And knowing that I was good enough for his granddaughter will always make me smile when I think of him.

Leslie (Hueter) Kerner

April 27, 2013

Beneath his tough exterior, I always believed Grandpa was a bit of a softie who just lacked the words to say how much he loved those around him.

So many of my happy childhood memories include him and Grandma; they were amazing grandparents. To name a few:
- They took me on my first airplane flight
- Grandpa and I biked around Mackinac Island together
- We ate countless nice restaurant meals together (including long, drawn-out after-dinner coffees--unbearable for a 10-year-old!)
- Grandpa introduced Kirby and me to his aunts, who gave us wax angel Christmas ornaments; I think of them (and him) every year when I trim my tree
- They took me to see the Liberty Bell when I studied American history in school
- His famous saying, "Dog Breath!"
- The smell of his pipe
- Delicious Christmas dinners at their house
- Wondering what the heck Drambuie was but knowing he enjoyed it
- Visits to Lake Michigan and Diane's house
- My college roommates still laugh about his banter with Grandma, and specifically when he told her "watch that knife, you're going to kill someone!" as she told an animated story at dinner

Even more than any of these, I will always remember by how in love Grandma was with him... she used to sign her letters, "I have a date with the love of my life..." Regardless of any rough exterior or stoicism he might have tried to portray, I always think of that and know how much he loved his family.

I will miss you, Grandpa, and hope you know how much impact you have had on all of us.


Diane Sherbrook

April 26, 2013

Carl and Vicki
Growing up in the neighborhood, I remember all of the "kids". Having seen Paul a few months ago, I hope his passing brought peace to all.
Diane Sherbrook

Kirby & Patrick

April 26, 2013

Tally ho, Grandpa. We love you and will miss you.

April 26, 2013

April 25, 2013

Dear Carl and Vicky and the extended family of Paul Hueter:

Michael and I learned of Old Paul's death today while reading Ann Arbor.Com. The obituary highlighted Paul's achievements and contributions
with compassion and love. We are thinking of you both.

Peg and Michael

April 26, 2013

Paul was a beloved curmudgeon and will be missed by many.

Lynn Lumbard

April 26, 2013

Bill, Pat, Leslie, Kirby and families,
Now Paul is at peace and I hope that will eventually bring you peace also. May some warm, fond memories bring you comfort and keep Paul in your hearts forever. Because of him we have you, Bill, and you have been a wonderful son, husband, father and grandpa, so for that we can thank Paul. All of you are in my thoughts. Take care of each other.
Joann Green

April 25, 2013

May you draw close to God in prayer and find comfort in reading his Word.

Karen Hart

April 25, 2013

Carl and Family, I'm sorry for the loss of your father. He sounded like a great guy. I'm glad he had such a long and active life.

Joan & Rob Lillie

April 23, 2013

We're sorry to hear of Old Paul's passing. I hope it helps to know that your friends and family are thinking of you all.