Paula Knapek

Paula Knapek

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

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

Paula was employed at State Farm Insurance office in Crystal Lake for nine years. She also worked at Power Conversion Products as a manager. In 1996, she moved to Antigo and was a certified nurse 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, Ill., Nancy (Lawrence) Levin of Mount Prospect, Ill., and Janet (Robert) Krivoshein of Deerbrook; a brother, Bruce (Kim) Knapek of Belvidere, Ill.; 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 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 St., Antigo WI 54409.

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