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Joseph Paul "Pauly" Orlikowski

1956 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Joseph Paul "Pauly" Orlikowski Obituary
Joseph Paul "Pauly" Orlikowski

Athens - Joseph Paul Orlikowski, also known as "Pauly" by his relatives and friends went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Pauly was born May 31, 1956 at Memorial Hospital in Medford, son of the late Walter Sr. and Frances (Sekorski) Orlikowski. Pauly graduated from Athens High School in 1975 and went to work at the F.B.I., Fromm Brothers Incorporated in Hamburg from 1975 until 1986 working in the ginseng fields and feeding fox. In 1987 he went to work for Menzner Lumber in Marathon and on June 1, 2018 he had 31 years of working there. In his 31 years he never missed a day of work except when he had heart surgery in August of 2001. Pauly was planning on retiring at the end of this year.

Pauly loved deer hunting, especially bow hunting and going to rodeos and car shows. He was a very religious person and never missed Mass if he wasn't at 4:00 Mass on Saturday he would be at 9:30 Mass on Sunday. He was an avid Packer fan and Brewers fan. Some of his other hobbies included growing tomatoes, potatoes, onions and cucumbers, watching westerns on TV and reading the sports page in the newspaper.

Pauly enjoyed socializing with a couple of beers and going out to eat at Curtiss Travel Center.

Survivors include his brother, Walter Jr. "Wally" Orlikowski, many cousins and close friends.

"I not only lost my brother but I lost my best friend, we did everything together. Pauly was the best brother I could have and I'm going to miss him very much. I would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Aspirus Wausau Hospital for trying to save my brother, you did your best." Wally Orlikowski

The funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Athens. Rev. George Graham will preside. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Athens. Visitation will be tonight, Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens and again on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church.

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Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on June 14, 2018
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