Paul A. Falkowski, 89, Wausau passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
He was born August 22, 1932, in the town of Easton, son of the late Alex and Harriet (Obremski) Falkowski. On February 19, 1952, he married the love of his life, Loretta Baranowski, at St. James Catholic Church, Wausau. She preceded him in death on March 27, 2019.
Paul worked for many years as a paper inspector for Wausau Papers. He was respected and admired by his coworkers.
He, along with his wife, built many beautiful homes in the Wausau area. He loved moving and developing the land on top a bulldozer in the Riverview area along with his beloved dog Shep.
Paul also had an exciting childhood growing up on the farm. He slept with the cows, jumped from the barn beams into the hay wagon, and even rode a pig.
Most important to him was being a devoted husband to his wife Loretta and a wonderful father to his children, grandfather to his grandchildren and great grandchildren, brother to his siblings, and uncle to his nieces and nephews.
Some of his pastimes included fishing and hunting. He proudly displayed a trophy moose mount from a Canadian hunt. Paul loved hunting and ice fishing with family and friends. He also cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren tubing down the Eau Claire and Wisconsin rivers and skiing out West. The history and adventures he shared will never be replaced.
Survivors include his children, Julie Lang, Las Vegas and Gail (Bryon Buhse) Harder, Wausau; his grandchildren, Michael (Christy) Harder, Bellevue, Heather (Michael) Lang-Cassera, Las Vegas, and Paul Lang, Costa Mesa; his great grandchildren, Audrey and Caitlin Harder, Bellevue; his siblings, Carol Thuot, Ringle, Fran Check, Custer, David Falkowski, Ringle; his sister-in-law, Pat Falkowski, Wausau and brother-in-law, Andy Check, Wausau; and many nieces and nephews.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Loretta; two daughters, Paulette and Crystal; siblings, Roseann Mijal, Alice Check, Roger and Donald Falkowski; brothers-in-law, Peter Thuot, Ronald Check and Joe Mijal; and sister-in-law, Carol Falkowski.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at St. Florian Catholic Church, Hatley. The Rev. Greg Bohren will preside. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services, all at the church.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com