Friday, October 23, 2009

Paul S. Zupek

Paul S. Zupek, age 81, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Friday, October 23, 2009, at Ridgewood Care Center. Paul was born in Racine, October 6, 1928, son of the late Samuel and Grace (Nee: Puzneckis) Zupek.

Paul was a graduate of Park High School “Class of 1946” then enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Korean War. On October 3, 1953, at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church he was united in marriage to Agnes A. “Aggie” Sisak who preceded him in death on March 26, 2008. Paul was co-owner of the Bizzy Bee Meat Market, then employed by Piggly Wiggly as a Meat Department Manager, retiring July of 1987.

He was a longtime and dedicated member of St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Holy Name Society. Paul also attended the Racine Assembly of God. He was actively involved with the Boy Scouts. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, bowling, and was an avid cribbage player. Above all he was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who loved spending time with his family. He will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his four sons and daughters-in-law, Steven (Christine) Zupek of Sartell, MN, David (Barb) Zupek of Racine, Michael (Debra) Zupek, of Manitowoc, John Zupek of Minneapolis, MN; his grandchildren, Laura and Alexander, Sarah and Stephanie, Kristin, Jennifer, Greg, and Katie; great-granddaughter, Aubrey; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Wencel (Irene) Sisak, Helen Urbush, Matthew V. (Sue) Sisak; sister-in-law, Joan Zupek of Las Vegas, NV; 24 nieces and nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by his three brothers, Tony, Al (Janet), Stan; and sister, Anne.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at 10 a.m. at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, 1903 Green St. Entombment with full military honors will follow at Holy Cross Garden Mausoleum, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Monday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Tuesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Memorials to the family for a fund to be established to promote the sport of fishing in Paul’s name have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to his care providers at Walnut Grove Assisted Living, Dr. Robert Gullberg, and Ridgewood Care Center for their loving and compassionate care.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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