Paul Carl Witzel, age 56, son of Walter and Elsie (Stanek) Witzel was born August 5, 1961 in David City, Nebraska. He passed away on October 29, 2017 at his home in Cabool, Mo.
Paul grew up outside Brainard. He graduated from East Butler High School in 1979. On June 15, 1985 he married his high school sweetheart, Lori Tesina.
Paul is preceded in death by his parents and one niece, Jennifer Grant.
He is survived by his wife, Lori Witzel of the home; two daughters, Courtney Ruscetti and husband Steve of Ft. Worth, Texas and Nichole Short and husband Allen of Anchorage, Alaska; one granddaughter, Hailee Ruscetti of Ft. Worth, Texas; three brothers, John of Pleasant Dale, Leo and Ed of Brainard; two sisters Ramona Grant of Glendale, Ariz. and Mary Alice Witzel of Phoenix, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews.