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John R. Paulus

June 11, 1937 — October 3, 2022

formerly of Lewiston

John R. Paulus

John R. Paulus, 85 of Lewiston, passed away quietly with family on Monday, October 3, 2022.

Born in West Allis, Wisconsin; John was the son of Harry and Isabel (Miller) Paulus.  He grew up in West Allis and Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and was a 1955 graduate of Wauwatosa East High School.

In 1958 he met Dorothy M. Paulus, and they were married on September 12, 1959. After living briefly in Westland, Dorothy and John lived in Farmington Hills for many years before moving to Lewiston in 1993.

John worked as a machine repairman with Kelsey Hayes for 32 years. After retirement he enjoyed snowmobiling.  His family will remember his love of sports, repairing equipment/cars, and woodworking

Surviving are his son, Mark (Debbie) Paulus of Livonia; his daughter, Sandra Kincer of Novi; grandchildren, Brandon, Ryan, Allison, Angela, Derek, Danielle and Nicole; great grandchildren, Matthew, Alivia and Paisley; brothers, Lewis (Lorrie) Harris of Wixom and Lawrence (Bea) Harris of Maumee, OH; several nieces and nephews.  John was preceded in death by his parents; wife Dorothy; brothers, Gene and Richard; and sister, Marion.

John’s family will remember him with a private family gathering and no other services are planned. Those who wish are asked to consider memorial contributions to American Heart Association or American Kidney Fund.

Arrangements are by Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service.  Please share your memories and personal messages with the family at


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