Sunday, January 4, 2015


PAUL B. FUCHS 1969-2015
Paul B. Fuchs, age 45,
arrived into his family on March 9th, 1969 and passed away unexpectedly at his home in Wind Lake, WI on Friday Jan 02, 2015.
Paul was the oldest of four children born to Judith E. DeBona and Joseph P. Fuchs in West Allis Wisconsin. He received his elementary education in Milwaukee. He completed high school and graduated from Rib Lake High with the class of 1987. Post High School, he furthered his education at the UW Stevens Point Campus studying Social Sciences.
This was Paul
A Beloved Son, Brother, Uncle, Grandson, Nephew, Cousin, Friend, a man of different hats.
To know Paul was to know love. He was a gentle soul who demonstrated tenacity, perseverance, and integrity. He embodied honesty.
He had the mark of a true champion!
Paul was a non-conforming individual who lived his life independently. He had a free and intrepid spirit. He possessed dashing good looks with charming brown eyes that appeared to laugh whenever he smiled. He was a bit of mischief integrated with unbridled, unselfish love. Pauly (as some would call him) was a smart, resourceful, and determined young man. His personality was infectious, and it consisted of a witty sense of humor, a dash of cool, and an abundance of fun.
His passions throughout life included many things. Paul was an avid reader & excellent debater. He was an avid sports enthusiast and although he enjoyed playing golf, he was highly recognized as a prominent athlete on a basketball court. He received the honor of being named Channel 7 All Star & All State Honorable Mention in 1987 for his skills. He practiced hard and he played hard.
He had the characteristics of a true champion!
Paul had a great work ethic and gained employment as a machinist for The Harley Davidson Motorcycle company in 1995 where he worked for 19 years until the time of his death. It’s said that 4 wheels move the body, but two wheels move the soul. Paul had a high regard for motorcycles and often found liberty on the open road mounted on his Harley.
Pauly Gator (as some referred to him) proved to have an extensive love for music and concerts, strawberry Kool-Aid, milkshakes and he had a slight disdain for the orange Gremlin (nicknamed “The Flame”)that he used in commute to school for a while. He also had an intense fear of live chickens (to be expected when attacked as a child). Paul demonstrated sport in game playing whether on a court, via video or surrounded by his favorite people and a simple deck of cards.
He had the Sportsmanship of a true champion!
The truest testament to Paul’s character could be found in the love and reverence that he held for his family and friends, especially his Mother, Judy (Terry) Jahnke of East Troy, his Father, Joseph Fuchs of Rib Lake, his sisters Tracy (Joe) Frombach of Medford and Cathy (Kevin) Petersen of Chicago, his brother Peter (Chris) Fuchs of Wausau, Step-brother Michael (Rachel) Jahnke of East Troy, Nieces - Whitney, Nicole and Danielle, Nephews – Joe, Peter, and Step-nephews; Michael, Chase and Jaxson. He is also survived by many other relatives and tons of friends.
King Paul (as some called him) had a big heart and a generous spirit, a heart full of love and loyalty that he shared with those close to him. Paul had a special bond with his nieces and nephews and loved them immensely. He was a model son and an outstanding, compassionate big brother, often times extending a helping hand, offering support or just lending an ear and listening. He helped stitch together the fabric that makes up a tight-woven family. Always protecting, always supporting, and always caring.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 7 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake with Father Otto Bucher officiating. Burial will take place at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake following services. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 PM on Tuesday, January 6 and from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Wednesday, January 7 all at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake. Pallbearers will be Joe Frombach, Neil Kauer, Ryan, Brian, Jeff & Peter Fuchs.
Because he had the heart of a true Champion!!!
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Make a Wish Foundation. Hemer Funeral Homes of Rib Lake and Medford is assisting the family with arrangements.