Paul J. Beistle

Paul J. Beistle of Slinger, age 70, entered eternal life peacefully in the embrace of the Lord after fighting a courageous battle with renal cancer for 14 years, on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005 at his home. He was born on Oct. 27, 1934 in West Bend to the late John and Marie (nee Van Beek) Beistle and raised in Slinger, where he graduated with the Class of 1955.

After high school, Paul proudly served his country with the U.S. Army from 1955-1962.

He married the love of his life and best friend, Helen R. Kubicek, on May 4, 1957 at St. Peterís Catholic Church in Slinger.

After his discharge from the service, he worked for his uncle, Willy Weis of Weis Hardware, before embarking on a career as a maintenance engineer and supervisor for the water department of the village of Fox Point, retiring in 1990.

He also worked part-time hauling milk on the weekends for various companies.

Paul began his tenure with the village of Slinger as a village trustee in June 1974 to June 1989, serving as the village president from June 1974 to June 1978.

During the time that he was a village trustee, he was also on the villageís Parks and Recreation Board.

He then was appointed to the village Planning Commission from June 1989 to April 2003, he was then appointed as a member of the villageís Board of Appeals Committee, where he still held a position until present. In 1991, he was appointed to the Housing Authority Committee, of which he was currently still a member.

Paul volunteered with the Slinger Fire Department from November 1963 to August 1984. While acting as Washington County Supervisor from April 1990 to the present, Paul was instrumental in developing Washington County Golf Course, Washington County Fair Park and the Washington County Jail expansion project.

He was a member of the VFW Zunker-Held Post # 3358 of Slinger, Loyal Order of Moose #1398 of West Bend, retired member of the Slinger Fire Department, lifetime member of St. Peterís Catholic Church of Slinger, Thursday night menís bowling league at Kettle Moraine Bowl and Sunday afternoon softball league.

Paul is survived by his cherished wife of 48 years, Helen R. (nee Kubicek); precious children, Chris (Roman) Becker, Judy (special friend Don Jarosinski) Beistle, Debbie Beistle, Diane (Tom) Hug, Sue (Rick) Strupp and Chuck (Leslie) Beistle; treasured grandchildren, Jason and Ryan Becker, Dawn (Jim) OíBrien, Jessi (Ryan) Butzke, Jenni Henke, Kyle and Brianna Lehman, Mike, Eric and Kacey Hug, Chad, Sami, and Hannah Strupp, Brandon Miller and Erica Beistle; dear great grandson, Tanner Becker; dear brother of Rayner (Lois), Tom (Betty), Howard, (twin brother) Peter, James, Ramona Pfeifer, Rita (Ralph) Eisenmann; admired brother-in-law of John Weinberger, Elizabeth (Earl) Feiter, Theresa (Robert) Merton, Walter (Patricia) Kubicek, and Fred (Beverly) Kubicek. Further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and cherished friends. Preceded in death by his parents; his parents-in-law, Ludwig and Elizabeth (nee Postl) Kubicek; one brother, John; a sister, Jeanette Weinberger; two brothers-in-law, William Kubicek and Ruben Pfeifer; a granddaughter, Angie Sue Becker, and a grandson, Tyler Lehman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, Oct. 21, 2005 at 7 p.m. at St. Peterís Catholic Church at 202 E. Washington St., Slinger, with Father Richard J. Stoffel officiating. Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 21, at the church from 3 p.m. until the time of Mass at 7 p.m.

There will be a Slinger Fire Department walk-through at 6:30 p.m. Interment will take place at the (New) St. Peterís Cemetery (Highway 175, Slinger) on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. with military honors.

Memorials are appreciated in honor of Paul to St. Peterís Catholic Church, The Threshold Inc. (600 Rolfs Ave., West Bend) or to Kettle Moraine Oncology (1110 Oak St., West Bend).

Phillip Funeral Home in Slinger is assisting the family.