John Paulin Obituary (2021) – Reedsburg, WI

Paulin, John “Jack”

BARABOO – John “Jack” Paulin, 95 years old, of Baraboo, Wisconsin, died on Saturday, September 11, 2021 in St. Clare Meadows. He was born July 10, 1926 in Marshfield, Wisconsin, to Wilmer and Anna Dorothy (Sullivan) Paulin. After graduating from Marshfield High School in 1944, he joined the US Navy Corps and served as a tail gunner for two years.

He married the love of his life, Jean Markee, in 1946 and they had four children. In 1950 he graduated from UW-La Crosse with a double degree in social studies and physical education. He was hired at Gays Mills High School, where he taught social studies and was the head coach of basketball and baseball for four years. He also served as the district’s summer leisure director.

Lancaster High School hired him to teach social studies. While at Lancaster, he was a basketball coach for 29 years and a baseball coach for 22 years. He also served as the Summer Leisure Director in Lancaster for 13 years.

Coach Paulin was elected to both the Wisconsin Baseball and Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Coach has been named “Conference Coach of the Year” in basketball five times by his colleagues in the Southwestern Conference.

His parents preceded him in death; his 61-year-old wife Jean on October 3, 2007; and his daughter Barbara and husband Rich in 1972.

Jack leaves behind his children Lee Ann (Jerry) Cook from Delafield, Patrick Paulin from Burlington, and Kathleen Paulin from Vernal, Utah; Grandson, Michelle (Rich) Venske, Becki (Mark) Barberino, and Joe (Amy) Cook; Great-grandchildren, Jackson and Sydney Venske, Gianna Barberino and Hannah Lee Cook; along with other relatives and friends.

On Friday, September 24th, at 11 a.m., the ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH in Baraboo officiating with Father Jay poster. The visit is possible from 10 a.m. until the service in the church. For those who cannot attend, the service will be broadcast live. The funeral will take place at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Southern Wisconsin, in Union Grove.

The Farber Funeral Home, Reedsburg supports the family.

Published by on September 20, 2021.

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