KIEL, Wisconsin – Paul M. Weber, 79, of Kiel, Wisconsin and Kingsford, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, May 20, 2021 at the Field of Dreams Assisted Living in Kiel.
Paul was born February 10, 1942 in Marytown, son of the late Claude and Anna (Aulbach) Weber. He attended St. Fidelis Catholic School in Meeme and graduated in 1960 from Kiel Secondary School.
Paul was a proud member of the United States Army, serving from 1960 to 1963. He often spoke of serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis and visiting various countries in Europe. While in the military, Paul had the opportunity to watch Wisconsin Badgers in the 1963 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Sheboygan Church.
After military service, Paul attended the National School of Meat Cutting in Toledo, Ohio, and worked for various grocery stores as a meat cutter throughout his career. Paul and Lois took over his parents’ farm outside of Kiel – initially raising sheep – and turned it into a real hobby farm. In addition to raising livestock and poultry, he also ran a licensed game farm and raised pheasants, quail and wild turkeys. He often brought his incubator to Kiel Primary School for the pupils to enjoy the pheasant chicks. Paul and Lois moved to Florence, Wisconsin, in 1994, where he worked as an invasive species technician for MNR before retiring.
Paul was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He was active in the School Hill Men’s Club and the School Hill Trap Club. In his youth, he also coached his children in baseball Pee Wee. Paul had a love for the great outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, cross-country skiing, gardening, and loved birds and animals, especially his dog Nikki.
Paul was proud of the cabin he had built with the help of his children. In his later years, Paul enjoyed his many Amtrak trips to Oregon to visit his daughter’s family, sometimes accompanied by his grandchildren. He was a voracious reader, curious about the world around him and loved to talk about the weather with his family and friends.
Paul is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lois; her children, Tony (Cynthia) Weber of Kingsford, Wendy (Paul) Hartman of Greenville, Wisconsin, Todd (Jennifer) Weber of Chilton, Wisconsin, Patrick (Stephanie) Weber of Florence, Heidi (Mark) Weisel of Corvallis, Ore .; grandchildren, Andrew and Adam Weber, Matthew and Erin Hartman, Lauren and Alexander Zink, Bailey and Samantha Weber, and Jack Weisel. He is survived by one sister, Edna Backhaus; brothers, Andrew Weber and Eugene (Julie) Weber; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Claude and Anna Weber; stepmother and stepfather, Paul and Iva Jacobsen; brother and sisters, Joseph (Johanna) Weber, Marie (Claude) Lisowe, Dorothy (Robert) Herr; and brother-in-law, Roman Backhaus.
According to Paul’s wishes, the cremation took place. A memorial service will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, School Hill, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26. Carl Diedrichs, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
The family will welcome relatives and friends from 3 p.m. until service time at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served in the parish hall after the burial.
A memorial will be established in Paul’s name. Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting http://www.meisewitzfh.com/.
Paul’s family would especially like to thank Field of Dreams Assisted Living and Heartland Hospice for the comfort and excellent care provided to Paul over the past few months.