Paul Henry Schowengerdt, 93, formerly of Reserve and Hiawatha, KS, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 16, 2014, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha. Paul was born in Reserve on Dec. 15, 1920 to Ben and Clara Ploeger Schowengerdt.

His brother, Dale, and sister, Opal, predeceased him; his brother, Dean, lives in Wamego, KS. Paul graduated from Reserve High School in 1938. In 1943, he married Geraldine Jones, who died in 2004. He sold cream from a herd of Holstein dairy cows until 1965 and farmed near Reserve until he moved to Newton. He returned to Brown County and lived in Hiawatha until 2002, when he moved to Sabetha. He was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church of Reserve and later, of Falls City.

He is survived by three daughters: Cheryl Huyett. of Camano Island, WA; Ann Lano, of Ellicott City, MD; and Joyce Schowengerdt, of Point Arena, CA; four grandsons and one granddaughter; and five great-grandsons.

Visitation will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, with the memorial service immediately following at 2, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Apostolic Christian Home, sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S. 7th St., 66434.

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