Paul H. Suttmann

Paul Suttmann_0001Paul H. Suttmann, age 81 of Batesville, died Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Born December 2, 1934 in Batesville, he is the son of Lillian (nee: Niese) and John Suttmann. Paul married Shirley Dickman April 15, 1961 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Batesville. He was a member of St. Louis Church and was a factory worker at the Hill-Rom Co. for 44 years before retiring.

Paul enjoyed many things throughout his life. He loved nature and the outdoors, especially spending time working in his large garden. During his younger years, he was raised on his family’s farm and enjoyed farming with his family. He loved to go bowling and he could often be found at McDonald’s in the mornings having a cup of coffee and talking to the people that where there. He loved watching The Weather Channel and talking in general to people about the weather. Paul loved to eat food no matter what type of food it was. He was an avid card player with 7up and Solo among his favorites and according to his family, he “Hated to Lose”! Paul’s true passion though was his family. He could often be seen driving around town with his wife Shirley and attending his children’s, grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s events over the years.

He is survived by his wife Shirley; daughters and sons-in-law Deborah and Terry Nobbe, Paula and Gerard Bosse and Beth and Mark Schutte, all of Batesville; son and daughter-in law Michael and Anne Suttmann of Batesville; sister Clarrisa “Chris” Adams of West Chester, Ohio; brothers Cletus Suttmann of Oldenburg and Albert Suttmann of Sacramento, California; 10 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and 4 great- grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law Michael Werner; sisters Alvina Herbert, Sarah Jones and Martha Wilhelm; brother Wilbur Suttmann.

Visitation is Wednesday, June 29th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 30th, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Louis Church in Batesville, with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation (CDLS) or the St. Louis Cemetery Fund. (Online condolences may be made at