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Jules 'Maggie' Paluch

February 18, 1921 August 26, 2010
Jules 'Maggie' Paluch
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Obituary for Jules 'Maggie' Paluch

Jules J. Paluch "Maggie", 89, of Oconto, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2010 at the Oconto Memorial Hospital. Jules was born February 18,1921 in Pulaski to the late John and Kathryn (Gerczak) Paluch. He married Arlene Elkey on September 4, 1947. He attended St. Josephs grade school and graduated from Oconto High School. Jules proudly served his Country, that he loved. Jules was inducted into the U.S. Army at Fort Sheridan, IL on August 19, 1942. Active service began on September 2, 1942 at Fort Crowder, MO. Left there as a High Speed Code Man in communications. Departed New York on June 10, 1943. Arrived in Africa on June 21, 1943. He joined the 34th Division in Naples, Italy. Received the European-African Middle Eastern Theater ribbon with 4 Bronze Battle Stars and the Meritorious Unit Citation. Battles in Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, North Apennines and Po Valley. Departed Europe on October 22, 1945 and arrived in the U.S. on November 3, 1945. Total foreign service time was 2 years, 4 months and 24 days. Jules was a Desk Sergeant with the Oconto County Sheriffs Department for 40 years, retiring in 1986. Jules was one of the leading bowlers in the area for many years. He also played horse shoes, baseball and softball. Jules was a lifelong fan of the Chicago White Sox, Marquette Warriors and the Green Bay Packers. Feeding his birds and gardening were a favorite past time. Jules was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto, and the American Legion Post #74.

Jules was a devoted husband and father to Arlene Paluch, Oconto; three daughters Catherine (Robert) Herald, Middleton; Patricia (Steven) Heimerman, Oconto; Janice Daniels, Oconto; a son Thomas Paluch, New Ulm, MN; a sister-in-law Blanche Paluch, Green Bay; four grandchildren Andrew Heimerman, Paula (Paul) LeCalsey, James (Jennifer) Herald, Jeffrey Herald, and one great granddaughter Sophia LeCalsey. He was preceded in death by four brothers Andrew, Alex, Lloyd and Bernard "Boner" Paluch.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto, from 9 to 11 AM Monday, August 30, 2010. Memorial Mass will be Celebrated 11 AM Monday the church with the Rev. Bob Karhunofficiating. Burial will be at the Oconto Catholic Cemetery with Military Rites by the American Legion Post #74. The Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, is assisting the family. On line condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established.

Cemetery:
Oconto Catholic Cemetery

Visitation:
9 AM to 11 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church 711 Park Ave. Oconto, WI 54153 on August 30, 2010 (map/driving directions)

Service:
11 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church 711 Park Ave. Oconto, WI 54153 on August 30, 2010 (map/driving directions)

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