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Paul L. Krachey age 78 of Wauzeka passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Gundersen Health System in LaCrosse, WI. Paul was the son of Walter and Erma (Sutton) Krachey, born on August 14, 1939 in Wauzeka, WI. Paul was the 8th child born to this union out of 11 children. He married the love of his life, Judy Atkinson, on December 5, 1959 in Wauzeka. To this union they had 2 sons, Todd and Troy. Paul was in the Navy 1964-66, in active duty and from 1967-1970 in the Navy Reserves. Paul started working at 3M in 1967 until retirement in 1996. After retiring from 3M, Paul did Meals on Wheels for 19 years for Crawford County. For many years Paul refereed basketball, and umpired baseball and softball all over Wisconsin. Another part-time favorite of his was going to pick up motor homes in Forest City, IA and delivering them all over the USA. Paul enjoyed mowing for numerous people including Wauzeka Cemeteries. Paul was always seen in the gym, bottom row, cheering on his grandchildren playing ball and when he saw a call he didn't like you always knew grandpa was there because his famous saying would come out of his mouth "GEEEZZZ"! Then you knew Paul was in the gym. Grandpa Paul was always at his grandchildren's events from sporting to musicals, anything they were involved in he was there supporting them 100%. Paul is survived by his wife of 58 years, Judy Krachey, son Troy (Kathleen) Krachey and their children Lindsey and Paul Krachey of Wauzeka, daughter-in-law Crystal Krachey and her children, Steven (Ashley) McKillip of Boscobel, WI, Brady and Dayne Krachey of Wauzeka, along with his two great grandsons Jason and Carter McKillip of Boscobel, WI. Paul is further survived by his sister and brothers, Loretta Burgus of Seneca, LaVern "Bud" (Rose) Krachey of Eastman, and Larry (Mary) Krachey of Wauzeka. Many neices and nephews and a host of friends. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, his son Todd, and 7 siblings.
Funeral services will be Monday, April 30, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Garrity Funeral Home Chapel in Prairie du Chien, WI, Rev. Lynn Schreck officiating, with burial in the Wauzeka Cemetery in Wauzeka, WI. Military honors will be accorded graveside by Seeley-Onstine Post 458. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of services. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the family for a scholarship fund that has been established in Paul’s name.