Paul “Mac” Joseph Annuschat, 68, of Okarche, passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City.
He was the oldest child born July 19, 1952, to Arthur Frank Annuschat and Ruth Janet (Brueggen) Annuschat.
He grew up on the family farm east of Okarche with his brothers Nick and Ron until his death.
He graduated in the top of his class from Okarche High School in 1970.
Paul was a farmer/rancher and a dairyman, but his greatest passion was his Holstein dairy cows.
He was awarded Top Dairyman for Excellence and Dairy Quality through Dairy Farmers of America along with his late brother Stanley.
He worked on the family farm alongside his brothers, many nephews, and his late father.
If you ever stopped by the farm for a visit, one could find Paul riding side saddle on his cycle through the yard.
It wasn’t uncommon for him to stop and admire the new puppies, baby lambs or the calves along his way to the milk barn.
If he was missing, you could count on finding him napping in his chair in one of the barns, holding his calico cat, Callie.
He did not start out wanting to be a farmer in his younger days, but explored being a barber.
Paul and his brother Stanley took their sister Vicki into the utility room and cut off her pig tails. Their mother nipped it in the bud on barber school for either of the boys that day.
Paul only had one major concern in the last few years of life and that was where his sister Sandy was taking him out to eat after his doctor appointments.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Okarche and Dairy Farmers of America.
He is survived by his brothers Nick Annuschat of the home and Larry Annuschat of Okarche; sisters Vicki Marks (Terry) of Omega, Sandy Raupe (Richard) of Okarche, Denise Meyer (Mike) of Salina, Kan., and Jackie Walta (Chris) of Kingfisher. Also mourning the loss of Uncle Mac, as he was fondly referred to, are his many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces who visited often on the farm.
He was preceded in death by his parents Art and Ruth Annuschat and brothers Stanley, David and Ron Annuschat.
Paul will always be remembered for his great big smile riding his cycle through the yard and now he is riding off into the sunset to start his new life with his Heavenly Father.
A private graveside service for immediate family was Saturday, Nov. 7, at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Okarche. It was officiated by Father Cory Stanley and Pastor James Inman.
Services are under the direction of Sanders Funeral Service, Kingfisher.
Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Center of Family Love and First Baptist Church all of Okarche.