Paul P. Wachowski, Jr., 63, of Streator passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at O.S.F. St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:00 A.M. Saturday at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator. Rev. Fr. Raymond Guthrie will officiate.
Visitation will be from 5:00 until 9:00 P.M. Friday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery, Streator. Pallbearers will be nephews, Josh Austin, Brent Austin, Chad Wissen, Eric Wissen, Brett Baumrucker and Jeff Wachowski Jr.; and good friends, Greg Zavada and Chad Sibert.
Born November 20, 1954 in Aurora he was the son of Paul P. and Betty Jean (Green) Wachowski. He married Janice Baumrucker on February 19, 1977 at St. Anthony Church, Streator. She survives in Streator.
He is also survived by daughters, Christina (Chris) Davis of Gilbert, Arizona, Dana (Justin) Stillwell of Streator and Dori (Chris) Tertell of Lisle; a son, Derek (Mindy) Wachowski of Manville; grandchildren, Morgan Wachowski, Mattelyn Wainscott, Kinslee and Beckham Davis, Brooklyn and Brennen Stillwell, Jaxon, Dutch and Jacelyn Wachowski, Brady and Cameron Tertell; sisters, Debra (Gary) Wissen of Streator, Babette “Babs” (John) Austin of Streator and Dawn (Tony) Moore of Streator; a brother, Jeff (Marcia) Wachowski of Morris; a step sister, Taye (Ron) Miget of Chenoa; a step brother, Christopher Padalik of Lisle; brother and sister in law, Randy and Lynne Baumrucker of Streator; numerous loving nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Scott Wachowski.
Paul attended Lisle and Aurora schools. He worked for Streator Dependable Manufacturing for over 35 years retiring as Safety Manager.
He was a member of the former St. Anthony Church and currently belonged to St. Michael the Archangel Church. He was a 3rd Degree member of the Msgr. George A. Dzuryo Knights of Columbus Council #790, a former member of Duck’s Unlimited and the Marshall County Sportsmen’s Club.
Paul was an avid fisherman and hunter and cherished spending time with his family at “Deer Camp” on his property in Southern Illinois. He also shared his love of hunting with others by teaching Hunter Safety courses for several years. He was also an avid Chicago Cubs fan.
He was very active in his children’s lives coaching them in various sporting activities through the years. He also volunteered for many years as the Athletic Director for St. Anthony School.
He was passionate about the love that he had for his family and they will dearly miss his loyal, kind and generous spirit.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.solontelford.com