Paul B. Flisiak,
Sr., born in Chicago, Ill., on January 25, 1938, went into the arms of Jesus
on November 14, 2014.
He was preceded in
death by his parents Frank and Vera Flisiak, sister Bernadine, inlaws
Wheeler and Pauline Stanley and sister-in-law Paula and husband Joe Hojnacki.
He was married to
his loving wife Betty Lou Stanley on September 16, 1956, at Sacred Heart
Croation Church in Chicago. They have two sons, Paul, Jr. (Phyllis), and
Greggory. Grandchildren complete the circle of love with Jamie (T.J.),
Alyssa, Alex and Samantha and one absolutely beautiful great-grand daughter,
Reese Addison. They all called him “Pa”.
brother-in-law Wheeler Stanley (Patricia), and sister Marge Piech (John).
Many nieces and nephews.
Paul was a member
of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, a fourth degree Knight of Columbus #738. He
enjoyed being a member and Treasurer of the Porter County Master Gardeners,
and always helped his wife with her flower gardening and even won First
place with some of their entries. He enjoyed feeding the birds and making
sure there was water in the bird bath for them. He loved to grow tomatoes,
peppers, cukes, etc. Sometimes when he cooked pasta he sipped a little wine
to the music of Dean Martin. He loved taking care of the yard and when he
finished would sit back and remark how beautiful everything looked.
In Chicago he was
instrumental in starting the Memorial Park Homeowners association. As
president, along with his committees, he planned many wonderful fun
activities for the community.
For his sons, Paul
and Gregg, he would drop whatever he was doing for them. He loved them and
the family beyond words. Sometimes he would go fishing with his son, Paul
(and avid fisherman) and they were proud to come home with their catches. He
loved Gregg’s cooking and commented many times on his skills and culinary
knowledge. Sport-wise he commiserated with son Paul about the Bears and for
Gregg it was Notre Dame.
Paul graduated from
Saint Michaels and Tilden Technical High School in Chicago. Always
interested in sports especially wrestling and soccer in school which he
received a Letter in. He retired from the Chicago West Pullman and Southern
Railroad, member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and the Teamsters
Local 710, which serviced the Ford Motor Company in Chicago.
Paul was more than
a great husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. We will never
ever stop loving him.
A visitation for
Paul will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Bartholomew Funeral
Home from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
A funeral mass will
be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at St. Paul Catholic Church, at
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