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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 20:18

Paul Robert Hollrith of Fond du Lac passed away Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, surrounded by the love of his family.  
He was born June 26, 1929, in Grafton as the third of four children to Joseph and Isabelle (Johannes) Hollrith.  
For 88 years, Paul lived a life dedicated to service to his country beginning early as one of the first Eagle Scouts in Grafton Boy Scout Troop 840.  He continued his lifetime support of the Boy Scouts, instilling his love and passion to his sons and grandsons who continued his Eagle Scout legacy.  
Paul graduated Grafton High School in 1947 and continued his education studying history and law at Marquette University.  
Following the advent of the Korean War, Paul was commissioned as a United States Air Force officer and completed fighter pilot training, serving our country for over seven years.
Following his service, Paul came home to Cedarburg to serve as deputy sheriff for Ozaukee County while simultaneously studying insurance and establishing his own insurance agency.  After further education in investments and annuities, Paul founded Hollrith Retirement Specialists. Along with his future business partner Mary Ann Parr, he assisted numerous beloved clients with investment and retirement planning. Paul garnered immense satisfaction assisting clients’ success, where he always believed in “doing things right the first time” and that one “does not leave for tomorrow what can be done today.”  
In his time away from serving others, Paul greatly enjoyed traveling abroad and spending time at his second home on Washington Island.  
Paul was a member of the Rose-Harms American Legion Rose Harms Post 355 in Grafton for over 60 years.  Finally, he was active in numerous community service organizations, including Governor of the Kiwanis Club, Fond du Lac Ambassadors and the Catholic community.
Paul is survived by his wife Barbara; two sons, Mark (Susan) Hollrith of Cottonville, Mo., and Maj. Paul "PJ" (Maj. Kristin) Hollrith of Panama City, Fla.,  six daughters, Susan (Keith) Schepp of Weston., Nancy (Erin) Sykes-Slattery of Essex Junction, Vt., Patti (Dave) Kent of Eau Claire, Linda Hollrith-Mirkes of Sturgeon Bay, Paula (Jeff) Wyatt of Wausau and Dr. Angel (Dr. Morgan) Jones of Memphis, Tenn., 17 grandchildren, Katherine, Elizabeth, Eric, Christina, Jonathan, Joseph, Benjamin, Spencer, Tara, Harrison, Jefferson, Samantha, Collin, Katlyn, Nicholas, Hudson and Alexis; nine great-grandchildren, Maura, Sean, Joe, Max, Sarah, Gavin, Griffin, Daelyn and Talia; and his sister Jean Sharp of Cottage Grove.
Paul was proceeded in death by his first wife Daisye Sykes-Hollrith, brothers George and Joseph Jr. Hollrith, brother-in-law Donald Sharp and his grandson Lawrence Seiser.
A memorial mass with full military honors will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 271 Fourth St., Fond du Lac.  
Visitation at the church will be prior to Mass, from 9 to 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Paul’s name be made to Rose-Harms American Legion Post 355 or the Boy Scouts of America Troop 840 or 777.  
Uecker-Witt funeral home is assisting the family with arrangements  (www.ueckerwitt.com).