Paula Knapek
Paula Knapek
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Paula Knapek, of Antigo, died Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was 67 years old. She was born on September 13, 1953, in Chicago, IL a daughter of Frank and Donna (Weisshahn) Knapek.

She graduated from Crystal Lake Community High School, class of 1971.

Paula was employed at the State Farm Insurance office in Crystal Lake for 9 years. She also worked at Power Conversion Products as a manager. In 1996 she moved to Antigo and was a certified nurses assistant at Eastview Medical and Rehabilitation Center for 20 years.

She enjoyed reading, gardening, meeting with her friends from Eastview and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

Survivors include three sisters, Diana (James) Murphy of Huntley, IL, Nancy (Lawrence) Levin of Mount Prospect, IL and Janet (Robert) Krivoshein of Deerbrook; a brother, Bruce (Kim) Knapek of Belvidere, IL; brother-in-law, Mark Behrens of Independence, MO; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Behrens and her brother in infancy, Peter Knapek.

A private service will be held. Burial will take place at Elmwood Cemetery.

Memorials in Paula's name may be directed to the Volm Cancer Center, 501 Aurora Street, Antigo WI 54409.


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P Paula Lightfoot on Jan 1, 2021

Paula was such a compassionate and devoted friend and coworker. She always had something good to say and genuinely cared for so many and had such a loving heart towards all. I will always remember her warm smile. She also took care of my stepfather many years ago at the nursing home and he always seemed to be willing to do more when she was working because of her positive and encouraging mannerisms. She was definitely one of the GOOD ONES!!! She will be missed by all who knew her. My deepest sympathies!! Paula Lightfoot

K Kathy Pohle on Dec 11, 2020

My thoughts and prayers to Paula's family.
Kathy Pohle (Smith)

C Cindy Ritt on Dec 11, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear about Paula. We shared many fun times together with our small group of closeknit classmates at Immanuel and later at CLCHS. I still think about Paula when I drive past the family's home on Caroline Street. Sending prayers and my condolences to Paula's family.

C Carol (Bohl) Otto on Dec 7, 2020

My sympathy to Paula's family. We had many great times and memories growing up and going to school together!
Again, my sympathy.
Carol (Bohl) Otto

D Debby Kittredge on Dec 6, 2020

So many awesome memories of Paula. Knew her since the late 60’s. We were confirmed together, graduated together and spent many week-ends out and about with other friends. Many adventures were brought back to “life” when we spoke late October, so many laughs. One of kindest and funniest people I’ve ever known and she’ll be greatly missed. Sending prayers to the whole Knapek family from the Texas Gulf Coast. Your sister will never be forgotten. Debby Kittredge

D Dave Geldon on Nov 26, 2020

Paula was a very special friend. I always enjoyed talking a visiting with her. She always had a smile and a special laugh. I will miss her. She certainly made a lasting impression on every one she meet.

J J Edwards on Nov 24, 2020

2017 family reunion

J JoAnn & David Edwards on Nov 24, 2020

CandlePaula you'll be missed! Condolences and hugs to Diana, Nancy, Bruce, Janet and families.

C Cyndi Jenkins on Nov 22, 2020

Paula could always make me smile and we shared many giggles at work. She had the warmest heart and I'm a better person for knowing her

T Tim and Nancy Pavlichek on Nov 21, 2020

Heaven gained another angel! May all the wonderful memories provide her family with comfort! Paula will be missed! Sending hugs Tim and Nancy

B Beth Meidl on Nov 20, 2020

Paula will always have a special place in my heart. She always had a way of making people smile.

W Wanda Hose on Nov 19, 2020

My condolences. I so enjoyed her. Wanda Hose

T Ted Clark on Nov 19, 2020

Prayers during this sad time! We enjoyed taking care of Paula.s automotive needs,and will miss her bright smile! God Bless you all during this sad time!

G Glenda Schave on Nov 18, 2020

So sorry, always had a smile and kind words. She will be missed by many. Prayers to the family.

L Lynn Duley on Nov 18, 2020

Paula was one of the sweetest caregivers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Thoughts and prayers to her family.

L Lisa Benishek on Nov 18, 2020

Paula always wore a Smile and was so sweet. She will be missed by many.
Thoughts and prayers to All of the Family.



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