OBITUARY

Paul Joseph Seuferling

July 28, 1937November 26, 2018

Paul Joseph Seuferling passed away November 26, 2018 in Olathe, Kansas. Born in Louisburg, Kansas on July 28,1937, he was the youngest son of John and Cecilia (Spielbush) Seuferling. As a youth, Paul attended Snake Den Elementary School, a one-room schoolhouse outside of Louisburg. After graduating from Louisburg High School, he served his country in the United States Army, doing a tour of duty that included being stationed in Germany for two years. Paul was a hard worker and in his early years found success selling cars at a Ford dealership, working on the railroad in Kansas City, Kansas and delivering the Kansas City Star through the Gates Trucking Company. This led to a career spanning over thirty years at Roadway Express, Inc. where he started as a driver and then climbed the ladder to become Terminal Manager. He enjoyed the work and found great fulfillment training up and coming managers.

In 1957, Paul married Doris F. Rutledge. They were married for fifty years, making their home in Kansas City, Overland Park, and then Lawrence, Kansas before eventually settling in Olathe in 1983. Paul was a devout Catholic and was a member of the American Legion and The Elks Lodge. He was also a volunteer Boy Scout leader while both sons participated in Scouting. He enjoyed family camping, fishing, playing golf and helping others. He will be remembered fondly for many things, especially his “ornery” sense of humor and avid storytelling. Paul was preceded in death by his wife Doris. He is survived by his two sons: Joseph Lee Seuferling and his spouse Susan DuMett of Seattle, Washington and James Arthur Seuferling and his wife Mary Jo of Houston, Texas, grandson Maxwell, and friend and dear companion in recent years Barbara Binger.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 30th at St. Paul Catholic Church 900 South Honeysuckle Drive Olathe, Kansas. Interment in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery Paola, Kansas. Visitation will be 9-10 a.m. one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Catholic Charities 333 East Poplar Street A. Olathe, Kansas 66061

Condolences may be offered at www.McGilley-Frye.com

  • FAMILY

  • John Christian Seuferling, Father
  • Cecilia G. (Spielbush) Seuferling, Mother
  • Doris F. Seuferling, Spouse
  • Joseph Lee Seuferling, Son
  • Susan DuMett, Daughter-in-law
  • James Arthur Seuferling, Son
  • Mary Jo Seuferling, Daughter-in-law
  • Maxwell Seuferling, Grandson
  • Barbara Binger, Dear Companion
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mike McDowell, Pallbearer
  • Keith McDowell, Pallbearer
  • Larry Seuferling, Pallbearer
  • John Lucas, Pallbearer
  • Cameron Bien, Pallbearer
  • Tim Lucas, Pallbearer
  • Brian Lucas, Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Catholic Charities

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Interment Friday, November 30, 2018
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Paul and Doris in Lawrence

Biography

Paul Joseph Seuferling passed away November 26, 2018 in Olathe, Kansas. Born in
Louisburg, Kansas in July 1937, he was youngest son of John and Cecilia Seuferling.
As a youth, Paul attended Snake Den Elementary School, a one-room schoolhouse
outside of Louisburg. After graduating from Louisburg High School, he served his
country in the United States Army, doing a tour of duty that included being stationed
in Germany for two years.
Paul was a hard worker and in his early years found success selling cars at a Ford
dealership, working on the railroad in Kansas City, Kansas and delivering the Kansas
City Star through the Gates Trucking Company. This led to a career spanning over
thirty years at Roadway Express, Inc. where he started as a driver and then climbed
the ladder to become Terminal Manager. He enjoyed the work and found great
fulfillment training up and coming managers.
In 1957, Paul married Doris F. Rutledge. They were married for fifty years, making
their home in Kansas City, Overland Park, then Lawrence, Kansas before eventually
settling in Olathe in 1983. Paul was a devout Catholic and was a member of the
American Legion and The Elks Lodge. He was also a volunteer Boy Scout leader
while both sons participated in Scouting. He enjoyed family camping, fishing, playing
golf and helping others. He will be remembered fondly for many things, especially
his “ornery” sense of humor and avid storytelling.
Paul was preceded in death by his wife Doris. He is survived by two sons: Joseph Lee
Seuferling of Seattle and his spouse Susan DuMett, James Arthur Seuferling and wife
Mary Jo of Houston, Texas, grandson Maxwell, and friend and dear companion in
recent years Barbara Binger.