Paul Thomas Smarjesse, 52, of Springfield died at 8:10 a.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2012 in Springfield. He was born January 8, 1960 in Lafayette, IN to Louis and Rita Jenot Smarjesse.
He is survived by mother: Rita Smarjesse; father and step-mother: Louis (Susan) Smarjesse all of Springfield; companion: Robyn Handley of Springfield; one daughter: Lindsay (Scot) Sullivan of Burlington, IA; one son: Jonathan Smarjesse of San Diego, CA; two grandchildren: Hailey and Wyatt Sullivan; two brothers and five sisters: Michael (Rhonda) Smarjesse of Momence, IL; Karen (Charlie) Hitt of Acworth, GA; Patty (Ramon) Perez of Trinity, FL; Janet (John Henrikson) Rawlings of Athens, IL; Kelly (Trevor) Miller of Tovey, IL; Anna Neumann of Springfield and Charly (Nancy) Smarjesse of Ormond by the Sea, FL and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Paul was a U.S. Army Veteran. He worked in maintenance for many organizations, including Blessed Sacrament Church and WalMart. He was a lifelong resident of Springfield and was of the Catholic faith. He enjoyed photography, helping his friends and doing handy work.
Visitation: 11 am – 1 pm Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 1 pm Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Tom Donovan officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail will conduct military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation.