Paul D. DesJarlais, of Elcho, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 10, 2019. He was 67 years old. He was born on September 5, 1951, in Elcho, a son of the late Leon and Betsy (Glines) DesJarlais.
He was a graduate of Elcho High School with the class of 1969.
Paul was employed at Builders Service in Elcho for 35 years, retiring in 2014.
He was an avid fisherman and loved animals. He enjoyed the companionship of his two dogs, Abby and Sadie.
Survivors include son, Adam (Christi) DesJarlais of Phoenix, AZ; two grandchildren, Christian and Alexis; a sister, Kathryn (Bob) Horton of Elcho; brother, John (Patricia) DesJarlais of Antigo; special friend, Kris Anderson of Summit Lake.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Peter DesJarlais; and a sister, Karyn DesJarlais.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m. at the United Church of Christ, Congregational in Elcho with Rev. Paul Veldman officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Langlade County Humane Society.
"Paul was an important part of my teenage years. The blue Ford van. Trips to Jack?s Lake. Inner-tubing down the Wolf River. Swinging from the rope over Otter Lake. His years working at Standard Gas Station. Helped him move his trailer and we found a hard-luck kitten that he kept.
It was always wonderful to bump into him on my visits to Elcho, as he treated me as if I?d only been gone on a short fishing trip.
"Paul will be missed by his many friends at Elcho UCC. He was a willing and dedicated servant to the Lord and anyone in need and will not be forgotten. Warren and Jane Wagner"
"My thoughts are with you all,Paul was a good friend who cared about his family,friends and community, he will be missed by many,Godspeed Paul."
"My thoughts and prayers with the Whole family. Gone to soon."