In Memory of Stephen Paulick

Gathering of Family and Friends (masks and social distancing required)

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday January 29, 2021
St. Bridget Catholic Church
211 East Division St.
River Falls WI, 54022

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Friday January 29, 2021
St. Bridget Catholic Church
211 East Division St.
River Falls WI, 54022

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Stephen R. Paulick, age 70, River Falls, Wisconsin went home to the Father following a lengthy illness Saturday evening, January 23, 2021. Stephen was born in September, 1950 in Green Bay, Wisconsin to Ralph and Kathryn “Dolly” (Zellner) Paulick. Stephen was the eldest of six children. After spending his earliest years in Green Bay, his parents moved to Fond du Lac.  He graduated high school from St. Mary’s Springs Academy. After high school he attended the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, where he graduated with a degree in Secondary Education. Upon his graduation, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army. He also attended Idaho State University – Pocatello, Idaho where he graduated with a degree in Pharmacy.

He married Barbara J. LaPine in May, 1979 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fond du Lac. They later moved the family to River Falls, Wisconsin. Stephen spent most of his working career as an employee of the Federal Government working primarily as a Budget Analyst for the 88th Regional Support Command.  He retired from the active Army with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel but he continued on as a civilian employee of the Army Reserve for a total of 36 years of service.

Survivors include his wife Barbara, two daughters, three sons and their respective spouses, his mother, four brothers and a sister. He also leaves behind 8 grandchildren, with another due in the spring, as well as members of the extended family. He leaves behind his beloved John Deere tractor, his Ford F150, and all the acres of trees the family planted together.  He was preceded in death by his father, father-in-law, and an infant daughter.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 29, 2021 at St Bridget Catholic Church, 211 E Division St., River Falls, with Fr. Gerald Harris officiating.  Visitation (masks and social distancing required) will be held one hour prior to Mass at church. The service will be live-streamed at https://www.youtube.com/saintbridget.  Military honors will be provided by the River Falls Fletcher-Pechacek American Legion – Post 121. In lieu of flowers, Masses or memorials are preferred.

Services are entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Funeral Home of River Falls (715) 425-5644. www.oconnellfuneralservices.com

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  • Steve and Barbara,
    Both of you were great friends while I was attending Idaho State University School of Pharmacy back in the late 70s. Steve was my classmate, my friend, and a motivational inspiration to me during that time. Thank you Steve and God Bless.

    To the family we are deeply saddened by your loss. May our prayers guide Steve to our Heavenly Father. Sincere condolences.

    Nelson and Gudrun Campbell

  • Steve,
    You were a great cousin. I remember the fun we had as kids especially at your parents home in Fond Du Lac. May you enjoy your life in heaven. Our prayers and condolences to your family.
    Fran & Sue