Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


We’re celebrating the life of Paul Joseph O’Loughlin born March 1953 in Wooster, Ohio to William F and Ruth K O’Loughlin.  He left this earthly home for his heavenly one in March 2024 after an extended struggle with pulmonary illness.

Paul graduated from Wooster High School in the Class of 1971.  He married Dianne, also of Wooster, in 1974.  After several years, they moved across the country to Montana where Paul and Dianne were blessed and surprised with triplets: Margaret, Christopher, and Heather.

Paul’s early career was with McDonalds Restaurants.  He completed an accounting degree at Eastern Montana College and subsequently obtained a Certified Public Accountant license.  The family moved to Helena where Paul continued his career and ultimately retired from the Legislative Audit Division of the State of Montana.

His Catholic upbringing and faith were a guiding light throughout his life.    Paul was active in his church community, leading the Men’s Cursillo weekends and teaching RCIA classes at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church.  He was known to his fellow parishioners as a ‘Man of God’.

Scouting was a big part of his childhood as it fed his love of the outdoors.  He earned the Eagle Scout award and became a life-long avid outdoorsman who enjoyed chasing sunsets, canoeing on the Missouri River, camping, starry skies, campfires, and fly fishing.

He loved chocolate donuts, cold pizza for breakfast, chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting, and a hot cup of coffee at any time of the day.  During his life, Paul had several beloved canines, especially Loose Goose and Shami Joe, that he enjoyed taking in his canoe or for a drive in the mountains.  He loved engaging people with his quirky sense of humor whenever and wherever he met them, often leaving them with a joke, or two or three.

Above all, Paul was a family man who cherished spending time with his children and grandchildren.  He is survived by his brothers, Dan O’Loughlin and Gene (Barb) O’Loughlin.  Paul is also survived by his children and their families.  Meg (Joe, Taylor, Kaitlyn, and Alyssa); Chris (Kelli, Wade and Lauren); Heather (Kenny) and many other family members.

A joyful memorial service will be held in the mountains of Montana at a later date.  If you’d like to make a memorial in honor of Paul, please consider the American Lung Association, your local animal shelter or your local faith community.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, Ohio is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


  1. Dearest Dan, Gene & Barb, & family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Paul; way too young. May you find comfort knowing he is now in the loving Hands of the Father. Know that I am holding you all in my heart, thoughts & prayers.
    Much Love, God’s Perfect Peace, & Blessings for you all,
    Debbie Drouhard Sword

  2. Dear Gene and Barb, Please accept my condolences on the loss of your brother and brother-in-law. Sounds like he had a full and beautiful life. Losing our parents is bad enough, but I think losing a sibling is worse. I’ve experienced both. Please know that I am praying for you and yours. Hugs.

  3. Meg, Heather, and Chris,

    I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your dad. I pray that your family may find comfort in time spent with each other and the memories you share. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. I have many memories of Paul before his relocation to Montana, and then only a few brief moments at special events (weddings, funerals, etc.) It is sad that he has passed. Scouting and rebuilding the IH 4wd among those experiences together. My condolences to Dan, Gene, Barb and the rest of the family.

  5. I met Paul through Legislative Audit. Then became friends. He was a wonderful man. He really cared about his family and friends. I was sad to see he passed. He was full of life and adventure. My condolences to the family; especially, his grandchildren. He loved them so much. I heard allot about them.


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