Friday, January 26th, 2018 - 4:00pm to 8:30pm with a 7:30pm rosary service
Thorp Funeral Home
110 W. School Street
Thorp, WI 54771
Saturday, January 27th, 2018 - 10:30am
St. Bernard - St. Hedwig's Catholic Church
111 North Church Street
Thorp, WI 54771
Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 9:30am until time of service
PAUL A. MAREK, age 35, of Thorp, WI, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 at Sacred Heart Hospital, in Eau Claire, with his loving wife at his side. Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church, in Thorp. Rev. Janusz Kowalski will officiate and burial will follow in St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Danny Nowobielski, Raymond Alger, Roy Alger, Rodney Alger, Ron Marek and Michael Ciolkosz. Visitation will be held at Thorp Funeral Home on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 4pm to 8:30pm, with a 7:30pm rosary service. Visitation will also be held at the church, on Saturday, from 9:30am until time of service.
Paul Allen Marek was born at Victory Memorial Hospital, in Stanley, WI, on August 28, 1982, the son of Al and Renee (Alger) Marek. He was raised on the family farm. Paul was educated at home, Thorp Catholic School, and Thorp High School, graduating in 2001. He attended Chippewa Valley Technical College, graduating in 2003 from the Machine Tool program. He was employed at Rochester Concrete Products, in Thorp, as Plant Foreman. He married Kara Matti. They later divorced, the marriage being annulled. Paul was united in marriage to Zuleyka Gonzalez on February 20, 2016.
He was an avid outdoor sportsman, enjoying turkey, bear and deer hunting, and fishing all year round with his sons, brothers, Dad, and friend Dan. Paul enjoyed making maple syrup and working on his Ma and Dads farm. He had a good, sometimes twisted, sense of humor, enjoying a good laugh with family and friends. Paul was also a “no bullshit” kind of guy.
He is survived by his wife, Zuleyka; his sons: Landon, Levi and Brody; his daughters: Hailey and Sophia; his parents: Al and Renee; his brothers: Aaron (Amanda) and Matthew (Morgan); his sister: Veronica (Derek); maternal grandmother: Rosella Alger; mother-in-law: Zoraida Tellado; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Paul was preceded in death by his infant son, Mason Nicholas.