Obituary for Paul Stephen Feld

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Paul Stephen Feld

Died: December 17, 2016

Feld, Paul S., Fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church on Dec. 17, 2016 at the age of 59. Devoted husband of Kristi Lyn Feld (nee Witthaus); Loving father of Sarah Elizabeth (Christopher) Whorton; Dear grandfather of Christopher “CJ” Whorton; Dear brother of Julia (Kevin) Laughlin; Uncle; Cousin; and Friend to many. Preceded in death by his parents Jerome (Grace) Feld.

Proud of his Catholic roots, Paul was a 1971 graduate of St. Angela Merici grade school and a 1975 graduate of Rosary High school in North St. Louis County. Always a sports enthusiast, he enjoyed competing throughout the years in soccer, golf, racquet ball and walley ball. He was a member of a bowling league for many years. He was a big fan of Cardinals baseball and Blues hockey.
Paul welcomed the challenges that his career in Information Technology provided. He retired in 2009 as a Group Manager from BJC HealthCare after 24 years of service.
Time spent with family and friends brought him much enjoyment as well as traveling with Kristi, his wife of 25 years. He liked going out to his in-laws’ farm to fish in the small pond on the property. Over the years he was energized by the competition of Texas Hold ‘em game nights with the “gang”. In the last few years, he added coin collecting to his long list of activities.
Paul was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) at age 19. Despite the health issues the disease presented, he always kept a positive outlook. He inspired many when he pushed himself to live life to the fullest and to help others even when he was experiencing physical difficulties. He surpassed the life expectancy and was able to see his baby daughter grow into adulthood and to enjoy the role of proud grandpa. Paul was actively involved with the CF community. For many years he was on the board of directors of the US Adult Cystic Fibrosis Association (USACFA) which publishes a newsletter called CF Round Table. Adults with CF submit articles on a variety of topics to be published in the newsletter. It’s an exceptional opportunity for CF patients to share ideas with one another and to educate others about the disease. Paul frequently shared his thoughts in this publication.
In 2004 he was given the gift of life when he received a double lung transplant. Paul and all those who knew and loved him will be forever grateful to his donor, David Sproul and his family. Their selfless act provided 12 more years to our beloved Paul, a kind and loving man with a gentle spirit. After his transplant, Paul became an advocate for organ donation. He participated in US transplant games and was proud to take home a few medals in David’s honor. Numerous times he joined with his transplant surgeon, Dr. Bryan Meyers to present the story of his CF and transplant journey to students at Washington University.
At Paul’s request, his body will be donated to Washington University for the advancement of science. The family would like to thank BJC Hospice for their excellent care in Paul’s final days.

Services: The Hutchens- Stygar Funeral Home is caring for Paul’s family. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 9:30 A.M., Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 at Saints Joachim & Ann Catholic Church, 4112 McClay Road St Charles, MO 63304 (636)-441-7503.

In Lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to USACFA US Adult Cystic Fibrosis Association,

USACFA,  Inc.PO Box 68105 Indianapolis IN 46268-0105

 

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Date: Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Time: 9:30 am -

St. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church

Address:

4110 McClay Rd
St. Charles, MO

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Died: December 17, 2016

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Katy Zwick posted on1/3/17

Kristi - This is what I posted on Facebook about Paul. He truly meant a lot to me . I was lucky enough to not only know this incredible man but to have him as my boss at a very tough time in my life. My Dad was in the hospital in Florida and I wasn't able to get good information on what was happening. I needed to go there but it was a super bad time to leave at work. We were preparing for a large upgrade at Barnes hospital to the physician dictation system and I was the lead. I told Paul what was going on and his response without hesitation was "Why are you standing here talking to me? Go book your flight". I was gone 3 solid weeks which we didn't know at time ended up being 3 of the last 6 weeks of my Dads life. Paul called me several times when I was there to check on me and refused to talk work and even sent a note out to my counterparts asking them to give me a few days to dig out when I got back. Paul gave me an incredible gift. Time with my Dad without worry of what I left behind. Heaven definitely gained another angel.

 

Steve Fike posted on12/28/16

A look into Paul’s life is a glimpse into what it is to be human. He will be missed at so many levels.

 

Pam Shumway posted on12/28/16

Kristi, So very sorry to hear of your loss. Paul was a special person indeed. He hired me in at BJC. I enjoyed working with him and having him as a manager. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Msgr. Norb Ernst posted on12/27/16

I have very fond memories of Paul during my time at St. Angela Merici Parish, 1972-1977. Peace and blessings to Paul's family! Msgr. Norb Ernst

 

Douglas Meyer posted on12/23/16

Paul was a good friend and an inspiration to many. You will be missed my friend.

 

Laura Ewald posted on12/23/16

So sorry about your loss. Thinking about you always.

 

Robin Long posted on12/23/16

Kristi, Our hearts and prayers go out to you, loved reading about Paul, what a wonderful man and husband. In Christ's love, Robin

 

Carleton and Becky Prothro posted on12/23/16

Kristi, We are both so sorry for your loss. Please know we are praying for you.

 

Michelle posted on12/22/16

I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't get a chance to spend a lot of time with Paul, though I will miss him. I will especially miss his writings through USACFA

 

C Zielinski posted on12/22/16

I am so sorry for your loss. Paul was such a sweet and kind man and I know that he will be greatly missed.

 

Tony Rogers posted on12/22/16

Kristi----my interactions with Paul were minimal, but I remember him very fondly. What I recollect most is seeing in his eyes how much he loved you. My sincere condolences to you, to Sarah, and to all that were blessed to know him. Prayers to you and yours.

 

Carol McArthur posted on12/21/16

Dear Kristi - I feel both blessed and humbled to have known Paul. He was such an inspiration and kind, caring person. Your family is in my prayers.

 

Stephanie Devine Rath posted on12/21/16

Paul was such a great man and did so much for all of us at the US Adult Cystic Fibrosis Association. He will be greatly missed.

 

Ann Brooks posted on12/20/16

Paul was such a true friend to all. Many times we would cross paths over the years, but he was always there within reach if you needed him. He had the best smile and always brought great joy. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

 

Donna Balsano posted on12/20/16

Paul was an integral part of our parish at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish. He was a lector for the Sunday Masses and served on the Parish Council. He provided accurate and understandable financial projections to assist the parish with it's closing. Paul was a kind, humble and fun loving person. My deepest sympathy to his family.

 

Sharon Schmitt posted on12/20/16

Dear Kristi, I was so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Louis Woodard posted on12/20/16

Dear Kristi, I was deeply saddened to hear of Paul's passing. Paul and I worked together as members of Our Lady Of The Rosary Parish Council and attended retreat together at The Jesuit White House. He was always a gentleman. May he Rest In Pease with The Lord.

 

JoAnn M. Cova posted on12/20/16

We are so sorry to hear this. I knew Paul from the Transplant Games and he was always a willing volunteer at our events. He will be missed. JoAnn Cova

 

Mary Michaud posted on12/20/16

I am saddened by the loss of Paul. I am so blessed to have known him. Kristi, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

Cyndi Bandy posted on12/20/16

Kristi, While I did not know Paul, it sounds as if he was an exceptional man. May God hold and comfort you and your family during this time. My prayers are with you.

 

Gene Parker posted on12/19/16

Rest in peace Paul, have a great next life...Rosary 1975

 

Sherry and Jo posted on12/19/16

Kristi and Family, we were sad to hear of Paul's passing. Kristi you were a good wife and excellent caregiver to Paul. We will continue to pray for you.

 

Linda Paulus posted on12/19/16

My dear Kristi, so sorry for your loss. Paul was such a wonderful person and boss for so many years, he lifted everyone up with his positive attitude and words of wisdom. I will never forget him hiring me at BJC, it came as a turning point for me and he taught me so much, and made me laugh! He will surely be missed by many.

 

John Moldthan posted on12/19/16

Kristi, I LOVED my PAULIE!!!!! Seems like I could write a book about all the terrific/funny times we had together including working with him through BJC! PAULIE was truly one of a kind and will be missed immensely--He was a HERO for me!!!!!! Love, John

 

Lynn and Dan Witthaus posted on12/18/16

Kristi, Dan and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Paul was a gentle, kind soul. We are lifting you up in prayer and we hope you will be comforted by wonderful memories and God's eternal peace.

 

Marie Richardson posted on12/18/16

Kristi I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs.

 

Gwen Groenjes posted on12/18/16

Sorry for your loss. Wish we could be there for his service. We are thinking of you all and keeping you in our prayers.

 

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