Donald R. Paulin quietly sailed into the sunset on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at the age of 73 ye a r s . He was the beloved father of Deanna (Paul) Zion, Douglas (Roxanne) Paulin, Michael (Michele) Paulin and Steven (Jessica) Paulin; and proud grandpa of Christopher (Kaitlin) Zion, Samantha Zion, Danielle Zion, Joshua Zion, Zachary Paulin, Mara Paulin, Kaitlin Zion and Paul Zion. He was the dear brother of James Paulin, the late Joanne (Beryl “Pudge”) Bishop, Harvey J. (Debbie) Paulin and the late Edwin Paulin. He also was the dear uncle of Patrick (Valerie) Paulin, Julie (Frank) Bredimus, Brian (Heather) Paulin and Amy Bishop.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey J. and Sylvia (nee Rybacki) Paulin. He is also remembered by other relatives and friends. Don retired from Cargill with over 35 years of service. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving in the Vietnam War. Don was an avid fisherman, woodworker and sailor.
Special thank-you to Dr. Thomas and the Cancer Care Team at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, and to his home care nurses, Geri and Megan, for taking special care of him over the last five years.
Memorial visitation on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road, Waukesha, from 2-4 p.m.