Paul J. Woida

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Paul J.

  • Visitation, Tuesday December 27th, 2022 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church 3100 S. 41 St. from 10-11:45 am
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday December 27th, 2022 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church 3100 S. 41 St. at 12pm (Noon)


Woida, Paul J.,

A long-time resident of Milwaukee, died Tuesday the 13th of December 2022 at the age of eighty-five. Beloved Husband of Cathie Ann Woida (Collins-passed in 2016). Devoted Father of Michael (Tonya), of Indianapolis, IN. Loving Grandfather of Benjamin of Lancaster PA and Abby (Stephen) Sandstedt (Woida) of Bozeman, MT. Caring Brother of Kathleen Olszewski (Woida) of Milwaukee, WI. Paul leaves behind nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Born in 1937, Paul attended Notre Dame High School, and then worked for the Oil Gear Company for over 40 years with a two-year break to serve in the US Army. After retiring, he continued to meet for a monthly breakfast to solve the world’s problems with his former co-workers and discuss their latest ailments.

He met his wife Cathie at the dentist office, and they married in 1965. Their son Michael was born a year later. Paul supported Michael in many of his endeavors to include the Sunday four am Journal paper route delivery, attendance in the audience at most of his high school theatrical productions, teaching him how to drive a manual transmission and when Michael moved to Indianapolis to pursue a career there, he told Cathie that all would be OK.

Over Paul and Cathie’s fifty years of marriage, they took frequent trips to Door County, WI where they enjoyed shopping and eating at their favorite restaurants like Al Johnsons and the Mill Supper Club. They also enjoyed raising their four dogs Rusty, Blackie Bear, Kelly, and Roxie.

In addition to working at Oil Gear full-time, Paul also worked as a bartender at the Alpine Retreat in Hubertus, WI and then as a bartender and host at Klemmer’s Restaurant and Banquet Center. Paul was an usher for the nine o’clock mass at Blessed Sacrament Parish for over fifteen years and worked for the election commission at Audubon Public School. Paul was known to frequent Kopp’s Frozen Custard for some Burgundy Cherry flavored custard, but I believe his favorite place for custard remained Leon’s and Maple Nut was his flavor. He also favored the Friday night fish fry at Kegel’s Inn. He was an avid race fan enjoying both Indy Car and NASCAR over the years and was pleased to be able to attend the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 in person.  Paul was a loving and resolute provider to his wife Cathie and son Michael, and a supportive and caring grandfather to Benjamin and Abby. Paul’s life was full, and he lived it his way. Paul will be missed terribly by family, extended family, friends, and neighbors.

Visitation will be held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 3100 S. 41st Street, Milwaukee, WI on Tuesday, December 27th, 2022, from 10 to 1145am with Mass of Christian burial to follow. Procession to Mount Olivet Cemetery, 3801 W. Morgan Av., Milwaukee, WI for grave site services will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Fisher House Wisconsin 5000 West National Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53295.





  1. Jeremy Nix & LBMC December 21, 2022 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Our condolences go out to the family for the loss of this clearly remarkable man. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

  2. Dianne Volkoff December 27, 2022 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Remember Paul and Cathie and our time at Alverno. Sadly the last time I talked with Paul was at the visitation for my husband, Carl. He was so kind to be there.
    Blessings and sincere sympathy to his family.

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