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Judith "Judy" M. Paul

Judith Margaret “Judy” Paul, 80, of Medford, Town of Little Black, passed in to the Lord’s hands Monday, November 13, 2023 surrounded by her family.


Judy was born January 18, 1943 to Joseph and Philomena “Minnie” (Stauner) Kress. She was raised on the family farm in Medford.  She graduated from Medford High School in 1961.  Judy attended college in Minneapolis, MN for teletype operator, then worked as a typist for Pan Am Airlines in New York City.


Judy met the love of her life, Arthur Paul at a dance in Dorchester, Wisconsin and on August 22, 1964, they were married at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford.  They resided on a farm in the town of Little Black where they raised their 11 children and made a beautiful home for their family.  Raising a large family would seem a daunting task for most, but Judy made it look easy. She blessed each day and moment with her kindness and love. 


She enjoyed cooking, flower gardening, sewing, quilting, all kinds of arts and crafts, playing piano, singing, writing poems and letters to those she loved; watching musicals and dancing in the kitchen.  Growing up on a farm, farm life was second nature to her and she didn’t mind helping.  Whether it was making meals and delivering them to the boys in the fields or unloading wagons of hay; climbing up the elevator to fix a stuck bale or feeding the cows while the boys went fishing, Judy jumped in wherever she was needed.  All summer work was followed up with a treat of lemonade or watermelon under the shade of the maple tree.  She was hardworking, brave, and strong. 


Judy was a faithful and dedicated Catholic and an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville, WI.  She taught CCD for many years, loving her time with the children.  She was instrumental in creating the church library and could often be seen singing in the choir.  Judy was nominated for the Pax Christi Medal in 2021. 


She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Arthur; her 11 children, Kevin (Jayne) Paul, Sharon (Jeff) Schreiber, Allen Paul, Jon (Dawn) Paul, Laurie (Dan) Christianson, Chris (Lynn) Paul, Amy (John) Von Arx, Joseph (Heather) Paul, Ryan (Dana) Paul, Cathy (Jacob) Ehlert, and Nick (Nicky Nash) Paul; sisters, Liz (Larry) Emmerich and Mavis Wood; brothers-in-law Glen (Aggie) Paul, Larry (Mary Ann) Paul; sisters-in-law Shirley (Dale) Wainscott & Louise Paul; 26 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.


She will be remembered for being a wonderful, loving mother and grandmother to her beloved grandchildren,  Garrett, Taylor, Elizabeth, Maddie, Sam, Madison, Callie, Cole, Hannah, Emily, Edgar, Sawyer, Allison, Evan, Eric, Jacob, Ashley, Kloey, Cade, Huxley, Hank, Chet, Linus, Charlie, Grayson, and Hudson


She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Eileen Wescott, Conrad Kress and Rosemary Wojcik; and brothers & sisters in-law, Vernon & Grace Paul, Clayton Paul, Neal & June Paul & Jerry Paul, John Wood and Vincent Wojcik.


A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m., Friday, November 17 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville with Fr. Patrick McConnell officiating.  Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Little Black.


Visitation will also be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 12 p.m. Friday.


Mom LOVED flowers!  Bring all the flowers you want.  Memorials will be shared with charities closest to Judy’s heart.


Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. Please visit www.hemerfuneralservice.com to share condolences online.


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