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Paul H.

  • Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020 from noon to 2pm at Grace Lutheran Church (W196N9525 Cross View Way).
  • Services will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 2pm at Grace Lutheran Church (W196N9525 Cross View Way).
  • Internment at Pinelawn Memorial Park Cemetery (10700 W Capitol Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53222) at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 5, 2020.


Born to Eternal Life on Monday, September 28, 2020 at the age of 84 years.

Beloved Husband of Suzanne (nee Meyer). Dear father of Gregory (Susan), Bradley (Diana) and Jeffrey (Cheryl) Eggold, loving Grandfather of Rachel, Jared, Rodney, Joshua, Jason (Natalie nee Croze), Cassaundra, Kara, and Christian and great-grandfather of Lawrence. Brother of Frederick (Elfrieda) Eggold and Helen Paul. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceeded in death by his parents, Rev. Henry J.Eggold and Helen Louise nee Burdorf.

Preceeded in death by his brothers Elmer, Henry, Robert and sister Ruth.

Paul was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin on June 12, 1936 and was baptized on July 3, 1936 at St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Milwaukee by his father, the Rev. Henry J. Eggold and was confirmed on Palm Sunday in 1950 at St. Stephens.

Paul married Suzanne J. Meyer on August 27, 1960 at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Paul and Sue were married for over 60 years.

Paul graduated from Concordia in Milwaukee with the great class of 1956 and from Concordia Seminary in St Louis in 1961. He received his Master of Divinity from Concordia as a minister for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. His first call was to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Luzerne Iowa where he served from 1961 to 1967. For the last 2 years he also served as the pastor at First Lutheran Church in Belle Plain Iowa and was instrumental in building a new church that still stands to this day.  He then served as head pastor at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Wausau from 1967 to 1976. Paul then decided to enter the chaplain ministry in 1976 and took a permanent job at St. Michael’s Hospital in Milwaukee from 1977 until he retired in 2001.

Paul was an active member of the Lutheran A Cappella Choir of Milwaukee and served on the board of directors for many years. He thoroughly enjoyed singing in the Christmas and spring concerts and was with the group for over 34 years.

From his time as a Chaplain at St. Michael and throughout his retirement, Paul served as a guest preacher at many Milwaukee and Wisconsin Lutheran Churches. Over the years, many members of various churches would comment on his sermons as he saw them from time to time. He served as a vacancy pastor for Emmaus Lutheran Church in Milwaukee for about 1 year.

Paul also served as the secretary for the Contact and Resource Center (CRC) in Beirut, Lebanon and wrote devotions for Creative Communications.

Paul and Sue have been members at Peace Lutheran Church in New Berlin Wisconsin for over 40 years. However, due to COVID-19 protocols the visitation and funeral service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Menomonee Falls. Grace Lutheran can fit over 200 people which is below 50% capacity. In addition, Grace Lutheran follows all COVID-19 protocols from both the CDC and Waukesha County. There are many hand sanitizing stations at the church along with regular cleaning of the sanctuary. Every pre-caution will be taken to ensure your safe participate in the homecoming service for Paul. Masks are required inside the church. If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Eggold at ‪(262) 509-0076 for further information about COVID-19 protocols.

Visitation will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Grace Lutheran Church in Menomonee Falls (W196N9525 Cross View Way, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051) from noon to time of service at 2 p.m.

Internment at Pinelawn Memorial Park Cemetery (10700 W Capitol Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53222) at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 5, 2020.

In Lieu of flowers donations appreciated to Lutheran Summer Music Program (PO BOX 8687,  MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55408,UNITED STATES),  Lutheran A Cappella Choir of Milwaukee ( Mail to PO Box 13402, Milwaukee 53213-0402), or Peace Lutheran Church Music Program ( 17651 W Small Rd, New Berlin, WI 53146).



  1. John and Julie Eggold September 30, 2020 at 9:09 am - Reply

    We will miss you, Uncle Paul. We have such great memories of you and your siblings remembering your times growing up. We send our love and prayers to all of the family.

  2. David Young September 30, 2020 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    So many good memories among the class memories of 1956, Concordia Milwaukee.

  3. David Young September 30, 2020 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    class members

  4. Dr Michael Besch September 30, 2020 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    It should also be noted that after his retirement, he served as an adjunct professor at Concordia University Wisconsin where he taught Theology courses in the Adult Education Program. His service there was greatly appreciated by all.

  5. Jason Mansfield September 30, 2020 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Godspeed, brother in Christ. We’ll miss you here but God has need for you elsewhere.

    Eggold family, I’m sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. I pray God comforts you in your mourning.

  6. Jill Hubert September 30, 2020 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Our deepest condolences Eggold family. Heaven has gained an amazing man!
    Doug and Jill Hubert

  7. Lynn Sprechet October 1, 2020 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Paster Paul officiated our marriage and was a great mentor to our son Sam. What a great man with a great sense of humor. Heaven has a great angel with a beautiful voice. You will be missed. Our deepest condolences. Todd & Lynn Sprecher & families.

  8. Robert Huettner October 1, 2020 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    Pastor Always had a great positive attitude, I was honored to be part of his care team at St. Francis. Also have the pleasure of being friends with his son Jeff &family .

  9. Jim Larson October 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Such a great man. He will surely be missed. “Precious Lord, take my (his) hand”.

  10. Mary Ann Yohanan October 1, 2020 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss Sue. We moved to Plymouth , Mn. April of 2019. Jim & Mary Ann Yohanan 5855 Cheshire pkwy #1405 plymouth, Mn. 55456

  11. (Rev) Robert F Burke October 2, 2020 at 1:48 pm - Reply


    Paul was 3 years ahead of me at Concordia Milwaukee. I remember him as a member of the Varsity Basketball team at Concordia. I didn’t really get to know him until I came into the English District. Midwest Regional conferences were always so memorable because of the conversations that I had with Paul. Paul was a faithful servant of the Lord. “Rest eternal grant him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him.”

  12. Joelle Eggold Kohn October 27, 2020 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    We have fond memories of meeting Paul in Wisconsin and spending time at family functions, and also having he and Sue visit our young Kohn family out here in San Diego. He was a very bright man full of stories, wisdom and heart. I will always cherish his memories and stories of my grandfather, his brother, Elmer. My heart is with my Wisconsin Eggold family. Love, Joelle

  13. Micah Steiner December 1, 2020 at 7:41 am - Reply

    Dear Sue and Family, I just heard this news that Paul is now with his Savior in Heaven. While I know you will miss him on this earth, I pray that the reality of his eternal home, singing praises with all the saints brings you comfort and joy amidst the sadness of not having him here to enjoy on this side of heaven! He was a great mentor to me and source of encouragement while serving at Peace. God’s blessings to you all.

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