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“I was blessed to have him as my Math teacher---he was amazing! Prayers of peace for the family.Nicole Walsh-Drwencke ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathy to the Pauly family. I enjoyed knowing Dick in high school. Always fun he was well-liked and respected by all who knew him. ...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: John Haas - St Clair, MI

“I am saddened to hear of your father's passing. He was a wonderful person, teacher and principal. Keeping you in my prayers! ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Colleen Krohn - Elkton, MI

“So sorry for your loss. I remember Dick well from our years growing up in St. Clair. He was an outstanding multitalented athlete and an even better...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Arnie Metz - Charleston, SC

“One of the nicest guys I ever met in my 20-plus years working in sports at the Huron Daily Tribune. Had many fun and memorable conversations with...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Mike Bogan - Bad Axe

“Mr. Pauly was one of my favorite teachers at Lakers. As our junior high basketball coach he somehow figured out how to play 30 guys in every single...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Jim Weidman - Spring Arbor, MI

“Dick Pauley was one of the finest people that I ever met while working at the Huron Daily Tribune. What a great guy. I'm sure he will be missed by...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Ken Chmelko - Fraser, MI

“Dick and I played a lot of tennis together for St. Clair back in 63,64,65,66...He was always a great guy...I am sorry to hear that he has passed away...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Jerry Bell - Marysville, MI

“So many memories of our families together as children. Great times. Dick was one of the good guys. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Georgie Ann Closs Burns - MI

“Matt,and Becky,so very sorry,for the loss of your dad. We are loosing alot of people,from our old neighborhood. Praying for both of you. Sincerely,...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Brenda Niebel - Canton, MI

“Reading of Dick's passing breaks my heart. I met Dick while we were attending a Rotary International Leadership Camp in Canada. We recognized each...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Matt Cortese - Spring, TX

“Matt and Becky,you two have been thru alot,I remember you playing with my girls,as neighbors. So very sorry for your loss.in my prayers,for sure. We...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Brenda Niebel - Canton, MI

“What an awesome legacy by a truly remarkable man. He was very caring, concerned, always the calming voice in any debate. He was a remarkable Laker...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Kurt Damrow - Elkton, MI

“Pauly Family, So sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather. Dick and Karen have now reunited and are smiling again. Thoughts and prayers. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Irene Green - Fort Myers, FL

“Pauly Family, So sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather. Dick and Karen have now reunited and are smiling again. Thoughts and prayers. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Irene Green - Fort Myers, FL

“So sad to hear about Mr Pauley he was a genuine and respected teacher and administrator! My condolences to the family! ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Dan Reynolds - Houghton Lake

“Matt and Becky I cannot tell you how sorry I am for the loss of your dad. He and I worked together for 35 years and had so many laughs. He was such...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Marcia Leitermann - Unionville, MI


Richard John "Dick" Pauly, 69, of Pigeon, died Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

He was born January 25, 1949 in St. Clair to the late Lloyd and Laura Pauly. He married Karen Ann Beauchamp on August 4, 1972 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair. She preceded him in death on June 12, 2017.

Dick was a graduate of St. Clair High School and Central Michigan University.

He was employed for over 35 years at the Elkton-Pigeon-Bayport School Distict as a teacher, principal, athletic director and tennis coach. He loved spending time with his granddaughters and family.

He is survived by his two children, Matt Pauly and Rebecca A. (Eric) Biedermann; his two granddaughters, Elaina M. and Olivia A. Biedermann; his sister, Patricia Pauly; his mother-in-law, Joan M. Beauchamp; his two brothers-in-law, David (Norma) Beauchamp and Daniel (Jill) Beauchamp; his three sisters-in-law, Laura (Don) Mallory, Jan (Michael) Rogensues and Mary (Jeff) Birmingham. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Robert Beauchamp.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. on Friday in the Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. A Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

Memorial Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018 in St. Mary Catholic Church with visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The Reverend Zbigniew Zomerfeld will officiate.

Inurnment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Forgotten Harvest, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Wounded Warriors Project.

For complete information visit Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.