Paul Clarence Schuerbaum

Paul Clarence “Bomber” Schuerbaum age 63 of Collinsville, IL, born February 2, 1952 in East St. Louis, IL, passed away at 11:40am on Saturday May 2, 2015 at the Lebanon Care Center in Lebanon, IL.

Paul was a 1970 Collinsville High School graduate.  He was the former owner and operator the Fifth Quarter bar in Collinsville for over 20 years.  He was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church and attended grade school there.  While in high school he enjoyed sports and played on the CHS basketball team and baseball team, and was a member of the 1969 Collinsville American Legion Post #365 baseball team.  In his later years he enjoyed golf, he loved to travel worldwide, loved working with landscape in his yard, cooking, and watching old movies.

He was preceded in death by his parents William Schuerbaum and Pearl nee Rogers Votava, and two brothers George and William.

He is survived by a son Paul Schuerbaum of Collinsville, IL, a daughter Greta (Craig) Gutjahr of Maryville, IL, three grandchildren Zachary Schuerbaum, Nolan and Griffin Gutjahr, a brother Roger (Diana) Schuerbaum of Caseyville, IL, his former wife Christine Clark of Collinsville, IL, and two close friends Otto Kerner and Fino Caselli.

Visitation will be from 3pm to 7pm on Wednesday May 6, 2015 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home 2800 North Center Street Maryville, IL.

Funeral service will be at 1pm on Thursday May 7, 2015 at the funeral home with Father John Beveridge officiating.  Burial will be in Fairland Cemetery in Maryville.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice and will be received at the funeral home.

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