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Maxwell "Max" Frederick Paul

Maxwell "Max" Frederick Paul, 17, of Waterloo, IL, beloved son and brother, born May 8, 2000, in St. Louis, MO , passed away unexpectedly on February 6, 2018, at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Max was an honors student at Waterloo High School and was a member of many clubs and organizations including National Honors Society, WYSE Team, Scholar Bowl, Math Team, Saturday Scholars, WHS Student of the Month Recipient, Top Dog Award Recipient, FFA, Renaissance, and Ping Pong Club. Max had an outstanding group of friends that he enjoyed doing many activities with including swimming, playing poker, fishing, hunting, and going to the movies. Max lived life to the fullest, never letting his disability get in the way.

Maxwell earned a 4.5 GPA and a score of 34 on his ACT. He would have graduated with the Class of 2018 from Waterloo High School. Maxwell was recently accepted into the College of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering Program) at The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he intended to use his degree to help other people.

Max is survived by his parents, Charles and Monica (nee Frederick) Paul; his two sisters Jessica and Olivia Paul; his grandmother Verna Frederick; his Aunt Kathy (Dave) Hardin; his Uncle Mark (Donna) Frederick; and many cousins and friends.

Max is preceded in death by his grandparents George and Peggy Paul, and George Frederick; his Uncle Kevin “Muggs” Frederick. 

Max will be deeply missed by all his family, friends, and pets (Molly and Addie).

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Muscular Dystrophy Association or
St. Louis Children’s Hospital Heart Center

3 PM to 8 PM Friday, February 9, 2018 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until time of service Saturday 

10 AM Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
Father Osang Idagbo C.M. officiating
Interment at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

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Chuck, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The world will not be as good a place without Max in it. My prayer is that your wonderful, loving memories will help carry you and your family through this difficult time.

Aubra Palmer Feb 11 2018 12:00 AM

The Iwaskows extend their deepest condolences to the Paul family for their loss.

Andrew Iwaskow Feb 10 2018 12:00 AM

A Traditional Funeral Basket was ordered on February 10, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Feb 10 2018 12:00 AM

A Ray of Sunshine was sent on February 9, 2018

Chuck, Monica, and family, Sending all of our love and prayers and thoughts to you during this immeasurably difficult time. Adel, Kristin, and kids

Expression of Sympathy Feb 9 2018 12:00 AM

A The Color of Memories Table Arrangement was ordered on February 9, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Feb 9 2018 12:00 AM

A Garden Path Vase was sent on February 9, 2018

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your incredible son. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Leah O'Donnell & the BLUE Buffalo Family

Expression of Sympathy Feb 9 2018 12:00 AM

Please accept my sincere condolences. Max and I played X-box 360 together on-line during junior high almost every night. We had a great time playing video games. He was a lot of fun to be around. He will be missed.

Andrew Sorenson Feb 9 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss Chuck and Monica. Prayers are with you and your family. Paul & Debbie Crook

Paul & Debbie Crook Feb 8 2018 12:00 AM

A Sentimental Thoughts was sent on February 8, 2018

With deepest sympathy we offer our sincere condolences to the family for your loss. We will hold you close in our thoughts and prayers. Warm Regards, Miguel and Tammy Rodriguez

Expression of Sympathy Feb 8 2018 12:00 AM

A Garden Path Vase was sent on February 8, 2018

Chuck and Family, Courtney and I are deeply saddened to hear the passing of Max. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We pray that God may give your family strength and peace during this difficult time. Sincerely, Chad and Courtney Franke Fort Worth TX

Expression of Sympathy Feb 8 2018 12:00 AM

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