Obit: Tell, Paul K. (1911 - 2002)
Surnames: TELL TURNQUIST
----Source: TRIBUNE-RECORD-GLEANER (Loyal, Wis.) 09/18/2002
Tell, Paul K. (1911 - 9 SEP 2002)
Paul K. Tell, 89, Chicago, formerly of Loyal, Clark County, Wis., died on Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at Crystal Pines Health Care Center, Crystal Lake, Ill. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Woodstock, Ill.
Paul K. Tell grew up in Lincoln Park, Ill. In the 1930s, he was trained as a hairdresser and began a career in the business that spanned 40 years. He bought a hobby farm near Palatine, Ill., in 1947. He married Vera Turnquist in 1948. He worked at several well-known Chicago area hairdressing salons, including studios at Marshall Fields and Charles A. Stevens stores. In 1955, he moved his hairdressing business to Barrington, Ill. He operated that business for 20 years. In 1963, he and his wife sold the hobby farm and moved to Palatine. He continued to be active in his industry, serving as vice president of the National Hairdressers and Cosmetologists Association for 20 years. He played a key role in developing regulations for the licensing of beauticians and cosmetologists in Illinois. In the mid 1990s, he and his wife moved to her hometown of Loyal. They lived there until returning to Chicago two years ago. He was a past member of the Barrington Lions Club. His interests included woodworking and wood carving.
Survivors include his wife, Vera; one son; one daughter, Paula; two grandchildren; and one sister, Margaret Mangol.
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