Paul S. Zuger, Jr.

Paul S. Zuger, Jr.

June 2, 1952 – February 19, 2023

Paul Zuger of Omaha passed away on February 19, 2023. He was born in Omaha on June 2, 1952, to Paul S. Zuger, Sr., and Sarah J. (Aliano) Zuger.

Paul graduated from Archbishop Ryan High School in 1970, then married the love of his life, Susan Leise, on April 7, 1972. They were blessed with 3 boys: Brian, Kevin, and Greg.

A skilled carpenter and craftsman, Paul and his father owned P&S Carpet Services in Omaha. Enthusiastic about his woodworking skills, Paul built his own burial vessel. A devoted Catholic, Paul donated his time at several parishes over the course of his life. Always striving to be selfless, Paul was often found volunteering, helping family and friends in any way he could. As a youth baseball coach, he influenced many young minds in South Omaha.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Sr. and Sarah Zuger; sister, Sandra Fuller; and brother, Patrick Zuger.

Survived by wife, Susan Zuger; sons, Brian (Heather) Zuger, Kevin (Kerin) Zuger, Greg (Alicia) Zuger; sisters, Suzie (Gregg) Slunicko, Shirley (Clay) Monical; brother-in-law, Dave Fuller; 3 grandchildren, Owen, Lauren, & Nicholas Zuger; and many nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him and his joking manner.

Paul had a heart for kids. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to The Hope Center for Kids or Holy Cross Scholarship Fund.

Paul’s Daily Prayer:  Heavenly Father, thank you very much for giving and sharing Your new and eternal life with the abused, abandoned, unborn, neglected, and troubled children of this world. Though we may or may not know them now, in time to come, we will all share in Your Son’s happiness. Amen.

VISITATION: Thursday, Feb. 23, at 10am, followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 11:00AM all at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 4810 Woolworth Ave.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Hope Center for Kids or Holy Cross Educational Fund.

To view a live broadcast of the Mass, please visit and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.


  • Wes and Kathy Kelley Posted February 21, 2023 9:46 am

    Paul always was and will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Our condolences to the family at this time. Know we are still praying for you.

  • Jim Stover Posted February 21, 2023 10:11 am

    So sorry to see that Paul has passed
    Paul and I grew up together St Thomas More and Ryan High
    My sympathies to Sue,children and grandchildren
    He will be missed

  • Karen Calabro Posted February 21, 2023 12:33 pm

    To the Zuger, family

    I worked with Heather at West Corporation. Heather and I were good friends. Brian, hugs and prayers to you and your family in the passing of your father. God rest his soul.🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Robert Rasmussen Posted February 21, 2023 6:17 pm

    Such a great guy. My heartfelt thoughts go out to his wife, Sue, and children.

  • John Aliano Posted February 21, 2023 8:42 pm

    Hey Cuz, you we’re the best! Thanks for all the great times we had and all that you did for me. Our hunting trips, giving me rides to school and work in the 51 Mercury. I’ll always remember, it was opening day at OK Big Burger and “both of us” dumped the container of root beer syrup on the floor and it was 10 minutes before opening, I thought Uncle Paul was going to fire us both…. well, me for sure. You’ll always be in my thoughts and prayers! Love you buddy!!!

  • Dennis McCann Posted February 22, 2023 9:33 am

    So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Was just talking to Roy Neneman about the old neighborhood last week and all the good old times. RIP.

  • Dennis Aliano Posted February 23, 2023 6:06 am

    Hey Paul,
    There weren’t to many days that went by in the last 30 years, when one of us didn’t pick up the phone and call each talk mostly about nothing, but to see how each one of us are doing. I did that again yesterday after taking Uncle Tony to the doctor. My heart has been totally broken and missing you is beyond words. I am happy for you that your suffering is over and you are in paradise. Knowing you, you have remodeled most of heaven by now, talked to Noah about boat building, and King David about using the sling shot. You enjoy every minute of it Paul. Say “Hi,” to all of the Aliano’s, Zuger’s and Sanderholm’s for us left behind. Farewell for now buddy till we both meet merrily in heaven once again.

  • Staup Peggy and Tony Posted February 23, 2023 6:55 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Many good memories of a good person who left us to soon. The world needs more people like. PAUL.

  • Mike & Cathy Weddle Posted February 23, 2023 1:17 pm

    Brian & Heather and family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and continued in our prayers.

  • Scott Etter Posted February 23, 2023 3:45 pm

    So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers! Many great memories! The Etter family. Robin, Scott and Katie

  • Jeff kosiba Posted February 23, 2023 5:16 pm

    I am truly sorry! He was and is a great guy! He would walk past our house and always wave and and say hi! Great guy!!!!

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