Obit: Paul, Grace M. (1925 - 2016)

Contact: Linda Mertens

Surnames: Paul, Juza, Powell, Kauffman, Frey, Werhand, Wegerer, Clarkson, Schmidt, Metroz, Jakel

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Grace M. Paul (5 Feb 1925 – 10 Jan 2016)

Town of Medford resident Grace M. Paul, 90, died Sunday, Jan. 10 at Deerview Meadows Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 29 months most recently under the care of Hope Hospice.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 14 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford with Father Phil Juza officiating. Interment will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford. Visitation will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 9:45 a.m. until the time of services on Jan. 14. Her grandchildren, Chrissy Powell, Melissa Kauffman, Mike, Marc, Russell and Brandon Frey will serve as pallbearers.

Grace was born on Feb. 5, 1925 at Medford to Frank and Mary (Werhand) Wegerer. She attended Medford elementary schools and was a 1942 graduate of Medford High School. She was married on Feb.16, 1944 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Vernon Paul and he preceded her in death April 9, 1989. Her second marriage took place Oct. 10, 2010 at Medford to Richard Clarkson and he survives.

Grace was a lifelong Medford resident, after her education, she worked at Dake Studio, in 1943 worked at Heimerl’s Variety Store and later Hoffman’s Ben Franklin Store for periods of time. She was active in Boy Scouting activities as a den mother from 1952 to 1965. She enjoyed dancing, camping and spending time with her grandchildren/great-grandchildren. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford and was a past member of the Ladies of Holy Rosary.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Roger Paul of Hubertus, Bruce Paul of Stetsonville, Lee (Karen) Paul of Medford and Tammy (Dennis) Frey of Medford; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and three step-grandchildren. She is further survived by a sister, Doris Schmidt of Wisconsin Rapids.

In addition to her parents and first husband, she was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Arthur and Earl Wegerer, Florence Metroz and Matilda Jakel; and a daughter-in-law, Ellyn Paul.



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