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Paula J. Kwak

August 2, 1965 ~ October 11, 2023 (age 58) 58 Years Old

Paula Kwak Obituary

Paula J. Kwak, 58, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 after a courageous battle against colon cancer. She was born on August 2, 1965 to Benjamin Salvador and Sharon (Leitzke) Heuer. 

Paula graduated from Kaukauna High School, class of 1983. She was married to Joe Kwak for 27 years. She worked as a paraprofessional at Freedom Elementary for 15 years. Working with her students was one of her greatest passions in life and she loved every moment of it. Paula loved to spend time with her family enjoying get togethers, doing crafts and puzzles, and the occasional trip up north. She was also a member of St. Edward the Confessor of Mackville. Paula will be remembered for her kind heart, bravery, and her strong faith which helped her exceed all expectations based on her cancer diagnosis. 

Paula is survived by her husband, Joe; her children: Courtney (fiancé Chad) Kwak and Teddy Kwak; her parents: Benjamin Salvador and Sharon Heuer; siblings: Tracy (Steve) Nau and Vince (Heather) Salvador; mother-in-law, Shirley Kwak; brothers-in-law: Jim (Candy) Kwak and Scott (Amber) Kwak; as well as many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

A prayer service for Paula will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home, N3972 Columbia Ave., Freedom, WI. Visitation will begin at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. and will continue until the time of the service. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.

Paula’s family would like to extend a thank you to Paula’s friends, her coworkers from the Freedom Area School District, and the entire community for their enduring support. They would also like to thank the care team at the Thedacare Regional Cancer Center for the great care and compassion they provided to Paula.

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October 21, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home - Freedom
N3972 Columbia Ave.
Freedom, WI 54130

Prayer Service
October 21, 2023

12:00 PM
Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home - Freedom
N3972 Columbia Ave.
Freedom, WI 54130


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