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