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Paul B. Flisiak services Thursday

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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”.

Surviving are 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 11:00 a.m.

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Posted 11/17/2014