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Paul Lynn Chase, son of George Chase and Opal Jean Chase was born August 21, 1955, near Jamestown, Kansas, and departed this life of 63 years peacefully on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
Paul received his education in Courtland, Kansas, at the local elementary and high school, graduating in 1973. He continued his education in Beloit at the NCK Technical College, focusing on Heavy Equipment. e cPaul was united in marriage to Jana Burge on November 2, 1990, in Republic, Kansas.
Paul was an honest and kind man, who was never afraid to stand up for or say what he believed. He was a loving husband and father, and enjoyed a simple life in rural Kansas. In his younger years he worked as a hired hand for local farmers, drove truck, and worked at Reinke Manufacturing. He then focused on developing his craft and skills in plumbing and sheet metal fabrication. He spent almost 35 years working for Tebow Plumbing Company in Courtland, Kansas, and mentored under Howard Tebow. He enjoyed working alongside Craig and the Tebow crew for his entire adult life. He enjoyed his trade and providing the best service to his customers. Paul lived by the mentality of “you always leave any job better than you found it.”
Paul had a love for racing and enjoyed following NASCAR and collecting race car models. He spent many hours in his wood shop crafting and building. His personal affiliations included the National Rifle Association, a member of the Courtland Masonic Lodge No. 211, and he attended the United Methodist Church of Courtland.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, George & Opal Jean Chase in 2002 and 2009, and grandparents.
Left to celebrate his life are wife Jana Chase of Republic. Daughters: Tammy and husband Justin Emmot of Beloit; Stephanie Simmons, Beloit. Sons: Skip Chase and wife Katy of Topeka; Lucas Chase, Minneapolis; and Michael Chase and wife Anita of Topeka. Brothers: JC Field and wife Carol of Salina; Kent Chase and wife Cathy of Republic.
Grandchildren: Caden and Addison Emmot; Hayven McMillan; Chloe Davis, Dallas Chase, Austin and wife Sami Chase; Joshua Chase and Graham Chase. Great-grandchildren: Pearl Chase. Brother-in-law Vic Burge and wife PJ of Lemoyne, NE. Sister-in-law Pat Rodie and husband Randy of Jamestown. Many nieces, nephews, relatives, and many friends.
Direct cremation services were chosen, there will be no visitation. A celebration of life service is planned for Friday, March 1st at 11am at the Republic United Methodist Church, with Tibbetts Fischer Funeral Home assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be given to: Republic United Methodist Church, Solomon Valley Hospice or donor’s choice.
United Methodist Church of Republic
501 Pawnee Ave., Republic KS 66964
Solomon Valley Hospice