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Kubisiak, Paul

Paul R. Kubisiak, at the age of 95, went to heaven to join the love of his life, Lil on Sunday, January 19, 2014. He was born 6/30/1918 in Amherst, Wi. to the late John F. and Veronica {Somers}Kubisiak. In January 1941, he enlisted in the Army Air Corp. He served his country in WWII, covering battles in Southern France, North Appenies, Air combat in Balkans, Algeria- French Morocco, Tunsia, Sicily, Naples-Foggia and Rome until he returned stateside in September of 1945. While on leave he met Lillian Michalek. They wed 6/10/1945 and lived in South Carolina until they took over the family farm in Amherst, Wi. They started their family of 8 children and fostered 15 more children. They ran the family farm for 21 yrs. and decided to start a new venture and purchased the Oakwood Villa in Waupaca in 1969. They sold the farm to their eldest son, Martin, who ran it for 45 yrs. and it is now continuing in the family, being run by Paul's grandsons. The Oakwood was a small restaurant that seated 35 and they built it up to be one of the largest banquet facilities in the area that could seat 500+ people. He was active with his church St. Mary Magdalene of Waupaca, American Legion, Kiwanis, VFW Post #1037 and the Knights of Columbus. He was a proud WWII Veteran and enjoyed his time on the Old Glory Honor Flight. He was an avid Packers, Brewers and Badgers fan and really enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports. He enjoyed his frequent trips to the casinos and loved his many trips to Las Vegas. You could always find him with family and friends enjoying a good game of cards. In his spare time he was known as a" Hooker", making some of the most beautiful rug hooking heirlooms which are cherished by many. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lillian of 62 yrs. a son, Steven, brothers Edwin (Anna), Joe (Sophie), Bernard (Lillian), Conrad, sisters Bernice (Frank) Lorbecki, Valeria (Markus) Newton, Gerry (Peter) Wysocki, Pearl (Harold) Pfau, Theresa (George) Starks and Sister Dorothy Kubisiak. Paul will be sadly missed by his children Paulette McCarty of Hanahan, S. Carolina, Martin (Barb) Kubisiak of Waupaca, Christine Michaels of Las Vegas, Helen (Tom) Halverson of Waupaca, Vicki (Jim) Gilbertson of Brainerd, Minnesota, Elaine (Daryl) Wanner of Waupaca, Lisa (George) Dowhen of Waupaca. He had 18 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and many many wonderful friends. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Waupaca at 12:00 PM (Noon) on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014, with Father Richard Lesniak, officiating. Military Honors will be held outside of the church immediately following the service. Paul's family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the church. Interment will be at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Cemetery in Waupaca. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.



Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Jan. 21, 2014
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