Monday, December 22, 2008

Dana J. Paul

Dana J. Paul, 50. passed away on Monday, December 22, 2008, at Wheaton-Franciscan All Saint Medical Center after a brief, courageous battle with cancer. Dana was born in Racine on September 24, 1958, daughter of Andrew and Marie (nee: Schwartz) Paul and had been a lifelong resident.

She was a graduate of Wm. Horlick High School, “Class of 1976.” Following graduation, Dana was employed with the J.I. Case Co./CNH for 24 years as an executive assistant. In recent years, she moved to Oconomowoc, WI, for a short time. While there, she was the top retail sales person for Wisconsin Harley Davidson, met many new friends and found a new zest for life. Dana had an artistic flair for interior decorating and she enjoyed gardening and cooking. Dana loved her shih tzus, Teddy, Lucy and Andy, but more than anything loved her daughter, Ashley, who was her pride and joy. She will be best remembered as a loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt and a dear friend to many and will be deeply missed.

Dana is survived by her loving daughter, Ashley Marie Zimmerman of Oak Creek; her mother, Marie Kay Paul of Racine; her sisters, Donna (Jerry) Schaff of Milwaukee, Dyan (Ron) Schaff of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Andrew, and her shih tzu, Teddy.

A Memorial Service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday January 3, 2009, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Doug Schoen officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until time of services. Memorials to Oncology Alliance or to the Humane Society have been suggested.

The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Michael Mullane and his staff, Dr. Ofer Zikel and to the staff at All Saint Medical Center ICU and on 2D for all of their loving and compassionate care for Dana and her family.

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1 comment:

John G said...


Your mother touched many people and shared many precious moments. Dana taught me love and what it ment to grow up, she was one special lady who lived life with a passion. Hold tight with both arms those memories, in there you will find her wisdom and always be there for you. No words can stop the pain and no person can fill the emptiness of your loss.

John G

P.S. Should you ever be curious who you mother was when the world to us was new please e-mail me, the memories I have are as bright today as when they happened and I'll be glad to share.