Paul Christopher Just entered into eternal rest Thursday, June 3, 2021. He leaves behind his loving wife of 24 years Rebecca (nee Strobl), 3 wonderful children Taylor, Emily, and Chase and his mother Vicki. He also leaves behind his in-laws Linda and Dennis Bretz, Steve and Georgeann Strobl, many sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Paul is preceded in death by his father Harold Just, and his grandparents.
Paul arrived in this world on March 9, 1970 in Bitburg, Germany. After some adventures, his family settled in St. Charles. Paul is a 1988 graduate of Fort Zumwalt North High School. From there, he ventured to Southeast Missouri State University to pursue a degree in graphic design. There he joined the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity where he met many lifelong brothers including Dave Sensiba. Paul would also meet the love of his life, Becky, at SEMO. He decided to switch to Art Education and would begin a teaching career at Francis Howell North High School.
During their 24 years together, Paul and Becky would have many adventures with their three wonderful children. From weekend getaways, day trips and cruises, they were together always. Whether it was sandy beaches, lakes, parks or Costco, there was always someplace to go. Paul loved to watch movies, bowl and play card games. He also loved to watch the Cardinals, was a devoted "Friends" watcher, and a trivia extraordinaire. His favorite pastime however was hanging out with his kids. No matter what sport they were in or what they were doing, he was devoted to them and never wanted to miss anything. His kids and Becky were his whole life.
Paul will be remembered as a very devoted and loving husband, father and son. He brought his passion for art to many students during his 22 year career as a teacher. Paul's presence in this world will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Visitation will take place Tuesday, June 8 from 4:00 - 7:30 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals and Receptions, 837 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Saint Peters, Missouri 63376.
A celebration of Paul’s life will take place Wednesday, June 9 at Wapelhorst Park, Pavilion #3. The family will be receiving guests from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. At 5:00 we will start the celebration with stories about this wonderful man.
In lieu of flowers, you can make a contribution to the Paul Just Art Scholarship Fund, send to: Francis Howell North High School, 2549 Hackmann Road, Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
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