Paul Carlstedt, born September 22, 1946. A father, grandfather and all around great guy passed away on June 24, 2013, leaving this earth to be with his savior Jesus Christ and many friends and family that preceded him, including his father Harold "Bud" Carlstedt, his mother Edith Carlstedt and his son Robbie Carlstedt. Originally from Batavia, IL, Paul became an All-American track athlete at Augustana College and then proudly served his country in the Army in the Vietnam War. With his wife Freyja, Paul raised his four sons and showed them through example how to work hard, put others first and look for the fun in every situation. He coached every sports team, was a faithful volunteer at the ARC of Sedgwick County and later became an avid Wingnuts fan, including serving as a player host family. Paul leaves behind a loving family, including his wife Freyja, sons, Jeff (Michelle), Jason (Darcy) and Michael Carlstedt, grandkids Brooke, Josh, Christian and Cameron, and his brothers, Pete and Bruce Carlstedt. Whether it was a friendly bet on the KU game with the loser wearing the rival's shirt or a giant pair of underwear hidden in your pillow case, his fun loving spirit will live on in our hearts and through our actions. Paul's funeral will be adorned with family and friends in their favorite Jayhawk shirts, just like Paul always wore on his travels (Tigers and Wildcats will have to sit in the back). For Paul, live life, love others and Go Nuts! Visitation will be held today 1-8p.m. with family present 4-8at Hillside Funeral Home East. Funeral Service10:00a.m.Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Christ Lutheran Church, 5356 N. Hillside. Burial will follow at Kechi Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the cancer assistance group Victory in the Valley at 3755 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67218 or Christ Lutheran Church at 5356 N. Hillside, Wichita, KS 67219.