George Howard ‘Butch’ Pahl Jr.

George Howard “Butch” Pahl Jr., 72, died June 2, 2019, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

George “Butch” was born April 5, 1947, in Tiffin, to George Sr. and Marcella (Huffmon) Pahl. He married Norma April 3, 1971.

George “Butch” is survived by his wife, Norma; his children, Bryan (Brandi) and Darcy; his grandchildren, Andrew, Matthew, Lexi, Anna, Noah, James, C.J. and Teddy; great-granddaughter, Oaklynn; and his brothers, David (MaryAnn) and Jerry (Sylvia).

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Suzie Simmons and Sister Mary St. Paul of the Poor Clare nuns.

He met his wife, Norma, while he was serving in the U.S. Navy, stationed at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland.

He graduated in 1965 from Calvert Catholic High School in Tiffin. Music was his life-long passion and was instrumental in their meeting at her church where he sang and played guitar for Friday night youth gatherings.

He was a retired insurance adjuster, who served people after hurricane, tornado and fire disasters. He was especially affected by his service in New Orleans and surrounding areas in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. Before becoming an adjuster, he taught elementary-age special needs students. He was proud of his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from The Ohio State University, and thoroughly enjoyed watching the school’s winning football team.

A funeral mass will take place Saturday, June 22, 2019, at St. Pius X Church, 7200 Sarto Dr., Indianapolis, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Monastery of Poor Clares, 3501 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH 44111.