THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: December 14, 2017
Paul Cherovsky, 72, of Armstrong Creek, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 at his Florida home.
Born Jan. 15, 1945, to Harvey and Pauline (Paulu) Cherovsky, he graduated from Kewaunee High School and served in the United States Navy on a destroyer in the Pacific.
He then attended Vocational School in Milwaukee where he studied diesel mechanics. He married Jean Dorner on Sept. 3, 1966 in Luxemburg and they raised three children.
He operated a repair shop at his Luxemburg home where he spent many late night hours fixing lawn mowers and always helped a friend or relative with a project. He was known for his honesty and fairness and could fix anything on his own.
He worked as a diesel mechanic for International Harvester, LCL Transit, Lenertz and Polk Diesel. Even after moving up to their cottage on Lake Hilbert to retire, he kept busy and continued to fix neighborhood mowers and worked on many unusual repair projects that required a problem solver like him who could think outside the box.
He enjoyed traveling with friends and family and brought many tools to Fruitland Park, Fla., where they enjoyed relaxing and playing golf in winter months. He had a passion for rummage sales and auctions and searched for that unusual part he might need. They ran their own yearly sale in Armstrong Creek that became an anticipated annual event. A kind man, he will be missed at many family events and will be heard from Heaven by the referees.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jean; two sons, Mike (Sarah) of Kewaunee and Brian (Necole) of Suamico; a daughter, Amy (special friend, Gary Frank), of Appleton; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mary Kugel; a brother, Peter (Kathy), his mother-in-law, Anna Mae Dorner, six brothers-in-law, Paul (Sandy), Dennis (Lynn), Charles (JoAnn), Kenny (Linda), Peter (Connie), Glen (Shelley); two sisters-in-law, Doris (Ron) Buyarski and Rita Wilquet and many nieces; nephews and friends.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Roman Dorner and a brother-in-law, Donald Wilquet.
Memorial services are being planned for a future date in a special place called Up North.