Michael ‘Mike’ ‘Pauly’ G. Paulson

Aug. 8, 1969 - Jan. 11, 2006

Michael "Mike" "Pauly" G. Paulson, 36, of Waukesha, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, at his parent’s home with his family by his side. Mike was born Aug. 8, 1969, in Oak Park, Ill., the son of Duane and Carol (nee Kochnowicz) Paulson.

He was a former employee of Quad/Graphics from age 18. He was a member of St. William Catholic Church and the Waukesha Eagles Club. He was active at Blair and Hawthorn schools where his children attended, and was a den leader for Cub Scouts for three years.

Mike enjoyed computers and watching NASCAR with his family. In the last year, Mike was able to fulfill a dream and to go to the Daytona 500 and meet the eventual winner, Jeff Gordon. Mike also achieved a longtime wish to get a cabin on the hunting land near Tomah. He was able to spend a good deal of time there last summer and also for deer hunting.

Mike was actively involved in the recruitment of potential donors for stem cell/bone marrow testing to be put on the donor registry. As Mike’s card said, "Get on the list."

Mike will be sadly missed by his two children, Alex and Ashley of Waukesha; his parents, Duane and Carol Paulson of Waukesha; his sister, Vickie (Scott) Janco of Houston; and countless relatives and friends.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, with the Rev. George Balderrama officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, and from 9:30 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Saturday at the church.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com for online obituaries, directions or condolences.