Kaukauna – Paul Bernard Biese, age 82, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully surrounded by family members on July 27, 2022. He was born on August 4, 1939, son of the late Ben and Elizabeth (Daul) Biese. On May 14, 1960, he married Carol Gerhartz at St. Mary Catholic Church, Kaukauna. Paul attended Holy Cross Grade School and graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1957. He was a lifelong member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.
Paul worked as a butcher for Larry’s Piggly Wiggly in Little Chute for over 40 years. He was a good ol’ guy that enjoyed people and his customers. Paul loved spending time outside mowing the grass, attending to his garden, and blowing snow until icicles hung from his nose. One would always know when Paul was around because of his humming and whistling. He and Carol loved their trips to visit family in Oklahoma and Florida. Paul also enjoyed getting into character with Carol for their annual Halloween card. His family was most important to him, especially his grandchildren. He loved each one immensely.
Paul is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carol Biese; children: Vicki (special friend, Tim Harrell) McCrumb, Mark (Donna) Biese, Mike Biese, Tim Biese, Sara (Scott) Hurt and Nick (Melissa) Biese; grandchildren: Sam (special friend, Cathy) Biese, Emily (special friend, Alex) Biese, Brittany McCrumb, Brooke Biese, Morgan Biese, Tyler Biese, Madi Deering and Austin Biese; siblings: Joanne Buechler, Delores (Richard) Gerrits, Pat (Bert) McIntyre, Donna (Lance) Goetzman and Danny Biese; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Elizabeth Biese; siblings: Gene (Betty) Biese, MaryLee (Erv) Rosenow and Richard (Dorothy) Biese; brothers and sisters-in-law: Gene Buechler, Rita Biese and Sandy (Tom) Lopas; father and mother-in-law, Vic and Germila Gerhartz.
Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 309 Desnoyer Street, Kaukauna. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the Mass. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.
The Biese family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton for their care of Paul and the family.