Paul Jude LaPrad, 91, passed away September 30, 2018

Paul Jude LaPrad, 91, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the Whitcomb.

Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 5th at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 211 Church St., St. Joseph. Burial will take place at Hickory Bluff Cemetery with a luncheon following at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 4th at Starks & Menchinger Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Those wishing to send a condolence online may do so at

Paul was born on September 9, 1927 in Sandusky, Ohio, to Louise and Susanna LaPrad.

After graduating from Kings Point, he sailed on merchant ships on the Atlantic and the Great Lakes. He served in the Naval Reserve as lieutenant on the PCS 1431. After discharge, he worked as a design engineer for the Rotary Lift Co. in Memphis. Later he worked for Whirlpool Corporation where he retired in 1982. Paul was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Ann LaPrad; daughters, Sherryl Madges and Theresa Robandt; granddaughters, Kim Nicholas and Kathy Szczepkowski (Mike) and great-grandsons, Anthony, Christopher, Jonathan and Dominic Szczepkowski.

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