Paul William Stuke, 79, passed away September 2, 2022, at St. George Regional Medical Center, St. George, Utah. Paul spent his childhood years growing up in Gridley, California, where his parents operated Stuke Nursery. Upon graduating from high school, Paul relocated to Nevada and during the course of his lifetime lived in almost every corner of the state.
Paul served in the National Guard and had the utmost respect for all branches of the military. He was a real patriot and had an unwavering love for this country. He also firmly believed that he was very fortunate to have lived in the “best of times!”
For many years Paul worked in the newspaper industry. He left that career for a new venture in graphic design as a graphic artist. Prior to his retirement he worked for Calculated Industries in Carson City, Nevada, designing packing for handheld calculators.
In his spare time, Paul enjoyed doing yard work and the joke going around the neighborhood was he used scissors to cut each blade of grass as his lawns were perfect. He loved the outdoors, and he enjoyed canoeing, biking, hiking and just sitting in a camp chair, shelling walnuts, and drinking coffee. He thrived on mountain lakes and fresh air. One of his favorite places was Great Basin National Park for a picnic and hike to Stella Lake. He was a friend to wild animals, especially cottontail rabbits, and enjoyed sharing peanuts with the squirrels and chipmunks.
Paul was a man of his word. He was humble, loyal, a hard worker, a good friend, and a wonderful father. His children brought him such joy and he was so very proud of them. He was also a very devoted husband who loved shopping with his wife, taking walks, and he helped around the house in many ways. Day trips were big on his list, as well as exploring eateries that were off the beaten path; he truly enjoyed the simple pleasures in life. Paul touched many lives and those who knew him well, considered it an honor to have been his friend.
Paul is survived by his wife, Sharon Stuke, his sister Joann Diethrich, children Annette Magagna (Mark); Jennifer Richardson (Jesse); David Stuke (Sandy); William “Wills” Stuke; step-children, Yvonne Gerratt; Robert Montgomery (Emily); nephew Robert Marquardt (Christa) and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Helen Stuke, and his son Douglas Osborne.
A celebration of life is being planned to honor Paul and the date, and location will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to leave a memory on Paul’s obituary page at