Paul Markwalder

Paul Markwalder

RANTOUL – Paul Frederick Markwalder of Rantoul passed away Sunday (April 15, 2018) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

He was born Dec. 2, 1928, in Watseka, a son of Art and Louise (Luthi) Markwalder. He married Betty Cheek on June 14, 1967, in Urbana. She preceded him in death Feb. 5, 2016.

He is survived by a son, Danny (Kristi Bruns) Swanson of Rantoul; four daughters, Marcia (Ron) Yergler of Cissna Park, Sara (Terry) Reutter of Cissna Park, Christie (Patrick) Fiedler of Rantoul and Susan (Thomas) Engelgau of Champaign; sister, Ruby (Jun) Kaufman of Cissna Park; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and grandson, Devin Fiedler.

Paul owned and operated Paul's Radiator Shop in Rantoul for 55 years. He loved trap shooting and won numerous awards in national championships.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Lux Memorial Chapel, Rantoul, is handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Devin Fiedler FFA Memorial Scholarship at Rantoul Township High School.