In loving memory of

Paula Knapek
September 13, 1953 - November 17, 2020

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.


Cyndi Jenkins wrote 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"

Tim and Nancy Pavlichek wrote 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 "

Beth Meidl wrote on Nov 20, 2020:

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

Wanda Hose wrote on Nov 19, 2020:

"My condolences. I so enjoyed her. Wanda Hose "

Ted Clark wrote 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!"

Glenda Schave wrote on Nov 18, 2020:

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

Lynn Duley wrote 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. "

Lisa Benishek wrote 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. "