Obit: Pauly, George P. (1928 - 2012)
Surnames: Pauly, Friedrich, Price, Waddington, Isaacs, Rorabeck, Trzebiatowski
----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 06/25/2012
Pauly, George P. (25 JAN 1928 - 22 JUN 2012)
George Peter Pauly, was born January 25, 1928 to George Pauly and Agnes (Friedrich) Pauly in Joliet, Illinois. He died peacefully the morning of June 22nd, 2012 in Owen, Wisconsin. George's optimism through life's challenges was an inspiration to many who knew him.
After graduating from Saint Gregory High School in Chicago, IL, he went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in Business from Wright Junior College and Northwestern University in Chicago. He then continued his education at DePaul University, earning a Master's in Business. George started his working life in newspaper advertising and teaching in Chicago.
George married Edna Mary Price on February 7, 1953. In 1956 the two of them travelled to Wisconsin to help some friends move. They liked it so much that they decided to stay. George obtained a teaching position at Owen-Withee High School, and there they raised their four children. He taught at O-W for the next 31 years. During his teaching career George continued his passion for education by earning a second Master of Science degree in Education in teaching English from the University of Eau Claire. For the last six years of his life he resided at the Clark County Health Care Center.
George loved his family, his faith, literature, music and languages. He was an avid piano and guitar player, and wrote songs throughout his life. He loved to garden.
George is survived by his wife Edna Mary Pauly, his four children; Elizabeth Pauly (William Waddington) of Minneapolis, MN, Mary (Keith) Isaacs of La Crosse, WI, Kathleen (Danny Rorabeck ) of Hudson, WI and Sean (Michelle) Pauly of Joliet, IL, his eight grandchildren; Margaret Waddington, Patrick and Cassie Isaacs, Jake, Mallory and Kelsey Rorabeck, and Nicholas and Logan Pauly, and family friend; Margaret Trzebiatowski, S.S.J.
The family will receive visitors at 10:00 a.m on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 415 West Third Street, Owen, WI. A funeral mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, his family asks that memorials be directed to the Memorial Garden at the Clark County Health Care Center, in honor of the compassionate care provided to George by the CCHCC staff at 2 West. The address is Clark County Health Care Center, W4266 State Rd. 29, Owen, WI 54460.
The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be sent to www.maurinaschillingfuneralhome.com .
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