Paul Edwin Luyster, 97, of Barnesville, Ohio passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2023 at his home. He was born on August 25, 1925 in Piedmont, Ohio to the late Thomas Edwin and Dora Elizabeth (Murphy) Luyster.
Paul was a lifetime member of the Fairview Church of Christ. Paul is a veteran of the United States Army where he served during World War II. He was a member of the Cambridge Military Order of Purple Heart. Paul served as PFC with the US Army during WWII with Company L, 19th Regimen, 24th Infantry Division and took part in the Battle of Leyte in the Philippines as well as the Battle of Mindanao, Luzon, Mindoro, and New Guinea. Paul was awarded the Purple Heart, Philippines Liberation Medal, WWII Victory Medal, three Bronze Stars, Combat Infantryman Badge, Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon and was a sharp shooter.
Paul worked in the Dairy Business his whole life, said he loved every day of it. He started at the Med-o-rich Dairy, where he made cottage cheese and won 1st Place at the Ohio State Fair. From there he worked at Garvins Dairy in Wheeling and made ice cream mix for Ziegenfelders. Then he also made butter ar Cloverland Dairy in Flushing where he retired in 1988.
In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years whom he married on August 5, 1947, Esther Luyster who passed away on October 18, 2018. He and Esther took many vacations together and enjoyed his retirement gardening and making crafts. Paul was also preceded in death by his brothers, Gale (Doris) Luyster, Ray Luyster, Howard Luyster and Dale Luyster
Paul is survived by his daughter, Linda C. (Don) Mayberry of Barnesville; grandchildren, Mark (Lori) Mayberry of Cambridge and Donna (Scott) Burga of Salesville; two great-grandchildren, Chad (Kim) Burga and Eric Burga; four great-great grandchildren: Parker, Connor, Brailey, and Lane; sisters-in-law, Ellen Luyster and Betty Eddy; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2023 from 4-7pm at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut Street, Barnesville, Ohio. The service will be held on Friday May 5, 2023 at 11am with Ev. George Warner officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by Guernsey County Veterans Council.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Paul's name to the Fairview Church of Christ, 311 Oxford St., Quaker City, Ohio 43773.
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Fairview Church of Christ
311 Oxford St., Quaker City OH 43773