Paul Maltby, 1937-2020

Paul G. Maltby, 82, of La Porte, IN, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.

He was born Aug. 10, 1937, in Grand Rapids, MI, to Phillip J. and Gladys R. (Forbush) Maltby.

Paul retired from Illinois Bell after many years. He was a member of Sons of the American Legion Post 400, Fish Lake, IN.

On Sept. 13, 1956, in Grand Rapids, MI, Paul married Idalene Jones, who preceded him in death on Aug. 30, 2003.

Paul is survived by three daughters, Jackie Louise of Walkerton, IN, Gladys (Sonny Collinge) Vehrs of Steger, IL, and Jeri Maltby of Steger; a son, Michael (Leona) Maltby of Lowell, IN; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Muriel Peterson of Walkerton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and siblings, Lee Allen and Val Jean Maltby.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, La Porte, IN, where a memorial service will begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

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3 Responses to “Paul Maltby, 1937-2020”

  1. Tammy Sneed

    Jan 20. 2020

    God Bless you Paul! You are one of the sweetest, most generous men I know. Rest in Peace❤️

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  2. Rachele Young

    Jan 21. 2020

    Such a sweet man always loved seeing him and chatting over breakfast at McFalls.

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  3. Wendy

    Jan 23. 2020

    Paul to a wonderful,caring, handsome man who I came very fond of May you rest in peace,you were loved by so many.

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