Hartwell James Paul, 73

Hartwell James “Jim” Paul, 73, of Kewaskum, passed away on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. He was born in Portage, the son of the late Hartwell Joseph “Dutch” and Eleanor (Cooley) Paul and stepson of the late Sabina (Thiessen) Paul. On May 12, 1962, he was united in marriage to Kathleen Doolan in Milwaukee.

Jim proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy. He co-founded Horn and Paul Auction Company in 1969 and in 1975 founded Paul Auction Company in Kewaskum.

Jim was an antique collector and was well known as a “picker” who enjoyed wheeling and dealing. He was a phenomenal gourmet cook who enjoyed entertaining and hosting guests. He had the unique ability to dine at a restaurant and recreate the entree at home in the kitchen.

Those Jim leaves behind include his loving wife of 51 years, Kathy; four children, Mike (Karen) Paul of Kewaskum, Mary (Jeff) Spurgat of Madison, Michelle Paul (Glen Hupfer) of West Bend and John Paul of Bend, Ore.; six grandchildren, Jack and Nick Paul, Kaitlin and Jakob Spurgat, and Liam and Luke Hupfer; and other relatives, many auction associates, customers and friends.

A memorial remembrance will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at The Columbian, 3245 Lighthouse Lane, town of Barton, where the Paul family will greet relatives and friends from 3-6 p.m. Dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established at a later date.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Jim's arrangements.

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