Evelyn C. Paul, 84

Evelyn C. Paul, nee Wolosek, 84, of West Bend died on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at her home. She was born on Sept. 4, 1928, in Plover to the late John and Martha (nee Dreva) Wolosek.

On Oct. 8, 1949, she was united in marriage to Leslie J. “Les” Paul at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Appleton. In 1969, they settled in West Bend. Leslie predeceased Dec. 20, 2010.

In addition to caring for her family, she enjoyed traveling and recently took up jewelry making. She would often give her creations to friends and family. She was a loving mother who valued her family. Her children, grandchildren and later great-grandchildren were always the most important part of her life.

Survivors include six children Leslie Jr. (Karen) of North Aurora, Ill., Sandra (Michael) Peterson of Sherwood, Darrell (Teddy) of Columbus, Ohio, Duane (Mary) of Madison, Lynn (Rory) Zander of Kewaskum and Laurie Paul of West Bend; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother and two sisters Lorraine (Chuck) Kaufman of Appleton, Chuck (Evelyn) Wolosek of Appleton and Eileen Wolosek of Appleton; brothers-inlaw and sisters-inlaw Alice (Robert) Boisen of Stoughton, Janice (John) Zarling of Cedarburg, Robert Paul of Fond du Lac, Dorothy Paul of Appleton, Rosie Paul of West Bend and Lorraine Paul of West Bend; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and her beloved cat Nikki.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Glen Wolosek and Clarence (Shirley) Wolosek, and three brothers-in-law, Rudolph Paul, Jr., Alan Paul and Donald Paul.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Jan. 7, at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerald Brittain presiding. Burial will follow in Washington County Memorial Park. The family will greet relatives and friends during a period of visitation at the church only on Monday from 10-11:15 a.m.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.