Paul Max Papsdorf
Paul Max Papsdorf, aka Paul Van Etten, passed away April 20, 2014. He was born on November 10, 1951 in Saline, Mich., the son of Waldo and Norma Papsdorf.
Paul grew up near Clinton, Mich., and attended Clinton High School until the family moved to Colorado. Paul then attended Westminster, Colo., High School. Paul excelled in all sports. He was selected for All State Football in Colorado in 1969. He was a natural athlete and maintained a love for all sports throughout his life. He attended the University of Northern Colorado. He began a career as building contractor when he moved to Berkeley, Calif. Besides his love for sports, Paul also enjoyed photography, politics and acting. Paul was a talented actor and established a theater company while living in New York City. He loved people and made many friends throughout his life. He touched many lives and will be missed deeply by those friends and most especially by his family.
Paul is survived by his sister Noelle (Papsdorf) Rogers (nephew Zim), his sister Wanda (Papsdorf) Meszaros (niece Tara), his brother David Papsdorf (sister-in-law Dixie, niece Kristine, nephews Derek, Joshua and Daniel), his brother Donald Papsdorf (nephews Ronald, Matthew and Joshua), his brother Michael Papsdorf (sister-in-law Beverly), his sister Robin (Papsdorf) Kallman (brother-in-law Kjell, nephew Sam, niece Nora) and many other extended family members.
A memorial service will be held on June 14, 2014 in Richmond, Calif.