Paul Marucha
1971 - 2020
May 5, 1971
November 9, 2020

Marucha, Paul M.

HORICON - Paul M. Marucha, age 49, of Horicon, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, at his home.

Paul was born the son of Peter and Arlene (Medo) Marucha on May 5, 1971, in Hayward, Wis. He was a 1989 graduate of Winter High School. Following high school Paul honorably served his country in the U.S. Army and served in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm. He was united in marriage to Cassandra L. Winn on June 10, 2003, in Rockford, Ill. Paul had been employed at John Deere Horicon Works in Horicon as a welder. In his spare time, Paul enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing. He also enjoyed hanging on the porch having some drinks with the guys.

Paul is survived by his wife, Cassandra "KC" Marucha of Horicon; his son, Peter Marucha of Horicon; and his siblings, Phillip (Meegan) Marucha of Hayward, Mitchell (Catherine) Marucha of New Freedom, Pa., Mark Marucha, Michael (Meg) Marucha of Rapid City, S.D., Peter Marucha of Morehead City, N.C., and Pauline (Wade) Veren of Rapid City, S.D. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his niece, Michelle Marucha.

A memorial service for Paul is being planned for a later date.

Special thanks to UW Cancer Carbone Cancer Center, including Meghan Dykstra and Dr. Roby Campbell, and also to Hillside Hospice and Denise for their care and support shown to Paul and his family.

Koepsell Funeral Home in Horicon is serving the family. For online condolences and other information, please visit

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My deepest condolences to Paul's wife, children, and family. Paul and served together in the US Army Infantry. We attended basic and AIT training together at Ft Benning, GA in Alpha Company 3/32 Infantry. We were members of one of the last Cohort units in the Army who underwent high stress basic training, and went to replenish the 1st Battalion, 41st infantry Regiment of 2nd Armored Division (FWD), in Garlstedt Germany. We served together in both the Cold War, and the Persian Gulf War. He was a good man, who helped make the world a better place! You should all be most proud of his service.
Alan Babakan
Served In The Military Together
November 13, 2020
Paul Fought the good fight............He has won the Race. Rest in Peace Paul, John from the Carpenter Shop.
John Pankratz
November 13, 2020
Paul was always motivated to pull his own weight & more! No job was too big to get done! He motivated a lot of people to work harder along the path of life! I always enjoyed his point of view most of the time! A great John Deere employee for sure!! All the best to Paul's family!!
Randall Bartell
November 13, 2020
So very sorry to hear of your loss but he is no longer suffering. We will always remember sitting on your porch.
Cory and Brenda Kuehl
November 13, 2020
My deepest sympathy goes out to Paul's family. He was a great friend.
Howard Bednarek
November 13, 2020
Our hearts go out to you and your family in your time of loss. Paul or Pumpkin as we called him may have seemed a little rough around the edges on the outside but on the inside he had a good heart, empathy for others and was a loyal friend. I remember the first time I met him he backed out in to the main aisle in front of me at work and I had to jam on the brakes to avoid hitting him spilling my whole load of raw decks. Well you know there were some words and fist shaking going on after that. we ended up welding together and were able to put the incident aside and became friends. When Tim and Paul and I welded in the same booth I remember those two going at each other. If one didn't stir things up the other one did. It's like they weren't happy unless they were barking at each other. We will miss his laugh and the twinkle in his eyes. He was a very special person to have known and the world will be a less interesting place without him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless!
Jackie Straseske and Tim Netzer
November 12, 2020