Paul Muchka

April 17, 1928 - Jan. 27, 2012

Paul Muchka of East Troy passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at the age of 83.

He was the beloved husband of the late Joan (nee DuDeVoire); loving father of Joseph (Patty), Robert (Kay), Gary (Cherrie) and Daniel Muchka and Judy (Tim) Risse; dear brother of Mary Campbell of Portland, Ore., and Richard (Sandy) Muchka of East Troy; and brother-in-law of Jeannine Frankenberg of Crivitz and Dean DuDeVoire of South Carolina.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joan; grandson Mark Paul Muchka; sisters, Josephine Czarnyszka and Anna Dolney; and three brothers, Leopold, Emil and Albert Muchka. He is further survived by 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Paul was born in Milwaukee, the son of Leopold and Anna (nee Stuck). He was raised in Milwaukee and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in 1947, serving his country as a clerk typist. After 40 years at St. Regis/Champion/International Paper, Paul retired and moved north to open PJís Sporting Goods, near Crivitz. He loved to fish and hunt, so living in the northwoods was a dream come true. After retiring from sporting goods sales, he returned to southeastern Wisconsin to be closer to family. Paul enjoyed visiting with family and many friends at his home at The Heritage Living Center in East Troy.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at East Troy Bible Church, 2660 North St. (Highway 20), East Troy, WI 53120, with funeral services beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Wauwatosa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Paulís name may be directed to the Building Fund of East Troy Bible Church.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 363-7126 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.