Paul P. Miskowiec, 75, of Hennepin passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2023 at his home with his loving family by his side after a cancer diagnosis 11 years ago.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2023 at Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel 208 S. McCoy St. Granville, IL.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 4, 2023 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hennepin. Fr. Patrick DeMeulemeester will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service.
There will be additional visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.
Paul was born to Paul and Donna (Brown) Miskowiec in Spring Valley on August 4, 1947. He married Sherry A. Sanders on September 10, 1977.
They met in the emergency room at St. Margaret’s Hospital where she worked as an x-ray technician and Paul was an EMT. Paul was the very 1st registered EMT in Putnam County.
He was a graduate of DePue High School and Midstate College of Commerce. He started working for J & L Steel in 1967 and retired after 42 years. During that time, he also served as the Chief of Police for the village of Hennepin. He also served on the Hennepin Park District Board for 8 years as well as 8 years on the Village of Hennepin Town Board.
He was proud to have been named the “Citizen of the Year” in Hennepin during the year of Hennepin’s 175th Celebration in 1992. He was the chairman of the July 4th Celebration that year and for many years after. To say that Paul was obsessed with fireworks would be an understatement.
He is survived by his wife and his son, Josh Miskowiec along with his wife Melissa and their two sons, Leo and Manny. They were all the loves of his life and he was the best Papa they could ever ask for. Also surviving are his siblings; Victor Miskowiec, Don (Janey) Miskowiec, Nancy Miskowiec, Dawn (Greg) Coble, 9 nieces and nephews and 7 great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Eugene Litherland, Richard Maggi, Doug Bernabei, Jim Phillips, Jake Cimei, Chuck Lenkaitis and Paul Casazza. Honorary Pallbearers will be Nick and Seth Miskowiec and Aaron and Jason Querciagrossa and Carter Coble.
Contributions may be made to his family.
Online condolences made to his family at www.dcfunerals.com
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