Paul Samuel Tesmer

May 28, 1969January 21, 2019

Paul Samuel Tesmer, 49, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019 surrounded by family.

He was born May 28, 1969 in Greencastle, the son of Jerry and Marcia (Woods) Tesmer. Paul worked at Putnam County Comprehensive Services for over 40 years. He was a founding member of Connections Community Church and had formerly attended Immanuel Baptist Church of Greencastle.

Paul is survived by his parents; brothers, Dave (Carla), Mark ( Cathy) , Tim ( Kim) , and Matt ( Crystal) ; a sister, Joy ( Brian) Pershing; 12 nieces and nephews; five great nephews; and several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Stephen K. Tesmer; and his grandparents.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 25, 2019 at the Greencastle Christian Church. Interment will follow at the Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at the church and one hour prior to services on Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Paul to the Putnam County Special Olympics or Putnam County Comprehensive Services 630 Tennessee Street Greencastle, IN. 46135.


  • Putnam County Comprehensive Services
  • Putnam County Special Olympics


  • Visitation Thursday, January 24, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, January 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 25, 2019

Paul Samuel Tesmer

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Kimberly Irvin

January 27, 2019

My deepest sympathies Jerry & Marcia. Paul touched my heart and soul in so many ways! I absolutely cherish the time I worked with him and to have seen how he touched so many hearts. I am so thankful that he had such a wonderful family to love and give him the best care. I am sure he treasured all of you as well as all of you treasured him. Paul was much larger than life it's self! A snapshot of Paul that is prominent in my memory is that of him sitting at the table sipping on a steaming, hot cup of coffee and, of course, smiling instantly after he took a sip and lifted his eyes up to meet yours! Heaven received a mighty Angel when Paul passed from this world into his heavenly home!

Josi Blanton

January 23, 2019

Paul was such a sweet soul. His smiles and welcoming nature will be missed by many. I’m thankful for the times I shared with him and will treasure those memories. Many heartfelt prayers are with you all.

Roberta Boswell

January 23, 2019

I am one of many of the staff at PCCS. Paul was always such a delight to work with and to take out in the community. He was a ray of sunshine. Always happy. Always such a joy to see Paul's face light up when his mom or dad walked in to pick him up. He had so much love for the both of them. I will always have my memories of Paul. RIP my buddy. You are going to be missed. Dance with the angels my friend.

Christina Menke

January 22, 2019

Paul was a such a blessing to each and everyone of us at the farm. He lit up the arena when he entered with his beautiful soul and smile. He had a gift of joy that spread like wildfire to all of those around him. Each and everyone of us are so grateful that he was in our lives and that we were able to share how much better he made the world. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family and friends. You will be missed sweet sweet Paul.

Denise Jones

January 22, 2019

Paul was a very special person, I enjoyed getting to know him and his wonderful parents in the last 4 years. His smile and hugs will forever be cherished! Prayers to the family!

Debby Scott

January 22, 2019

We love you all and thank God for letting us know Paul.His wisdom and joy has changed our whole family for the better and we will never forget him.❤️