Paula J. Bigonia, age 58, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center. Paula was born in Menominee, MI, on August 12, 1955, daughter of Paul A. and Sally E. (Nee: Brown) Cooke.
She was employed by Case New Holland for thirty-eight years and was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Paula enjoyed biking, exercising, pampering, jazz, and wine. More than anything she cherished time spent with her family. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors include her loving husband, Tony; her children, Jaimie (Peter) Haubrich, Eric (Melissa) DeGroot, Jared DeGroot, Sean (Lena) Bigonia; eight grandchildren, Kenzie, Maddie, Parker, Willow, Shiloh, Judah, Corah, Naomi, and one more grandchild on the way; sisters and brothers, Mary Beth Martin, Carol Personick, David (Cindy) Cooke, Tom (Jacqui) Cooke; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Al (Sharon) Bigonia, Jim Bigonia, Timothy (Colleen) Bigonia, Theresa (Tom) Paulsen, Christina Bigonia; longtime family friend, Kim Wolters; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Cooke.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, November 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring St., with Rev William J. Dietzler officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Wednesday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888