Paul E. Suderman was born on January 11, 1929 in Reedley California, to Ernest and Louise Suderman. He attended elementary school in the Reedley school system and graduated from Reedley High School in 1947. After graduating from high school, Paul began his life long career working for Bank of America. Paul started as a teller and served in various capacities for over 36 years. He worked his way up through the banking system holding managerial titles in various branches throughout the valley. He worked in Sanger, Selma, Dinuba, Ripon, Bakersfield and Modesto, where he retired in 1985 and lived for over 33 years.
Paul was married to Evelyn Reimer on April 27, 1951, a marriage that has lasted nearly 68 years. They were blessed with two sons, Craig and Thane.
Paul was a faithful member of the Mennonite Brethren Church and took his relationship with God very seriously. His faith, family, friends, neighbors and grandkids became the center of his retirement years. He was a life-long Yankees fan and also an avid self-taught landscaper and gardener. His meticulous landscaping skills were awarded “yard of the month” honors by The Modesto Bee several years ago.
Paul is survived by his wife Evelyn; two sons Craig and wife Germana of Wilton, CA; Thane Suderman of Greeley Hill, CA; four grandchildren Sara, Gabriel, Rebecca, and Hannah Suderman. Paul is also survived by three siblings; Bob Suderman, Doris Seibert, Darlene Schroeder; brother-in-law Rev. Vernon Janzen & his wife Genevieve; and many nieces and nephews.
Paul’s celebration of life will be held Friday, March 1st at 11 AM at Sierra View Homes, 1245 E. Springfield Ave, Reedley CA. Services will be held in the lobby of the Terrace building. Lunch will be served immediately following.
Remembrances may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Dopkins Funeral Chapel. Burial will be private.