Paul P. Sula
71, of Hannibal

Paul P. Sula, 71, of Hannibal, died at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 6, 2013, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at the Holy Family Catholic Church of Hannibal. Father Reid will officiate. Burial will follow at the Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Grand View Funeral Home in Hannibal.
Mr. Sula was born on May 2, 1941, in Evergreen Park, IL, the son of Paul and Elsie Lipovsky Sula. He married Janice Pilcher on August 25, 1962, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hannibal, and she survives him.
His parents preceded him in death.
He is survived by two sons, Mark D. (Teresa) Sula of Wichita, KS and Christopher P. (Sandy) Sula of Summit, NJ; one daughter, Deborah A. Sula of Parkville, MO; a sister, Carol A. (Ray) Lessner of Walnut Creek, CA; six grandchildren: Andrew D. (Tess) Sula of the US Army, Justin B. (Jess) Sula, Christopher S. Crawford, Nicholas J. Crawford, Jack C. Sula and Ryan S. Sula; and two great grandchildren, Brody Sula and Vanna Sula.
Paul began his career working as a wage and hour investigator for the Department of Labor.  He also worked at Western Printing, Motorola in Quincy, and 25 years at BASF as a board operator.     
Paul was a founding member of the YMCA’s Indian Y Guides, and coached floor hockey and soccer for the YMCA.
Pallbearers will be the grandchildren.  Memorials may be made to the James E. Carey Cancer Center and condolences can be sent to