Paul E. Assink, age 90, US Army, Counter Intelligence Corp., Korean War Veteran. Beloved husband for 67 years to Dorothy, nee Sneller. Loving father of Linda Oostema (Al Bednarz), Stephen (Sue) Assink, Steve Sluis, and the late Dean (Kim) Assink. Cherished grandfather of 11. Dearest great-grandfather of 23. Fond brother of the late Henry Assink, Harold Assink and Caroline "Ruth" Veldhouse.
Paul retired as an educator with over 42 years of service at Roseland Christian School and Chicago Christian High School. He became a Representative (12 years) for the Christian Reformed World Missions after his retirement. Paul also led a breakfast Bible study for 21 years, from 1990 -2011. He also served faithfully at the Palos Heights Christian Reformed Church where he was an elder for 5-6 terms.
Visitation Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 4-8 PM at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL. Committal Service with Military Honors will take place on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Rd., Elwood, IL. A Memorial Service to celebrate Paul's life will follow on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 12:00 Noon at Palos Heights Christian Reformed Church, 7059 W. 127th St., Palos Heights, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to:
Southwest Chicago Christian School Foundation
12001 S. Oak Park Ave.
Palos Heights, IL 60463 are appreciated.
Read about Paul's childhood online here: Looking Back
Buy his book here: Purchase Looking Back
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