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Paul C. Unterreiner – March 25, 2019

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Paul C. Unterreiner March 12. 1952 – March 25, 2019

As the second of ten children, Paul was born to parents Cletus and Josephine Unterreiner in Susanville, California. He graduated from Lassen High with an award for being one of only a few to graduate with no absences. Four years of High School and no absences – remarkable, dedicated. And that was while he thoroughly enjoyed fishing at Pyramid Lake, even to the tune of leaving right after the school day ended, but never before. One of his proud achievements was supplying many fish dinners for his parents and siblings.

After High School, Paul went on to join the Carpenters Union, claiming his inspiration to carpentry was Jesus and his father, Joseph, both known to be carpenters. Another possible inspiration was helping Cletus, his own dad, with a couple of home additions. He traveled to Texas with a friend to check out work there but ended up returning to Reno where he worked as a Union Apprentice, Carpenter, Foreman, Superintendent and business owner for over 25 years.

Early on, in Reno, Paul was active in the Knights of Columbus and liked attending church at both Little Flower Catholic Church in Reno and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sparks. He even helped teach CCD at Little Flower for several years.

While in construction Paul continued enjoying hunting, fishing and reading. He told one of his siblings that on a really good day of Chuckar hunting he and others could possibly have each walked 25 to 40 miles. Fishing was always nice especially with Pyramid Lake and the Truckee River in his back yard. And he liked reading, sometimes staying up all night to finish a book. One favorite that he wanted to read over was the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Prior to and after retiring Paul sold live guaranteed Christmas trees from a tree lot he owned in the center of Sun Valley, Nevada. Paul really enjoyed selling the trees (enough to take off from work) as he would get an opportunity to meet and talk with a variety of people, something he enjoyed to his last day. Sometimes he
could meet a stranger and by the end of their discussions, it seemed they were the best of buddies.

Paul was preceded in death by his father Cletus and sister Marette. He is survived by his mother, Josephine Unterreiner and 8 siblings; David, Mary, Alan, Virginia, Ken, Phil, Judy (Waybright) and Loree (Lippsmeyer) along with 13 nieces and nephews and 10 great nieces and nephews as well as many wonderful and kind friends.

Paul we love you and we will miss you. We wonder why you seemingly left so soon and we know (to recap one of your favorite sayings) you’d say “God knows, yes only God Knows.”

A Rosary will be held at 10:30 am followed by Funeral Service at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 120 North Union Street, Susanville, CA. Burial will follow at the Diamond Mountain Cemetery, Susanville, CA.


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