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Paul Francar - Departed on Dec 27, 2018 - Green Bay, WI
Paul Francar - Departed on Dec 27, 2018 - Green Bay, WI

Paul Francar

Born in Green Bay, WI on Dec 01, 1952

Died on Dec 27, 2018 and resided in Green Bay, WI

Paul Robert Joseph Francar passed away unexpectedly and too soon on December 27, 2018, at the age of 66. Paul was born on December 1st, 1952 to Dr. Gordon Joseph (GJ) and Mercedes Francar in Green Bay. Paul grew up in the Astor park neighborhood of east Green Bay and had many fond memories of childhood adventures there. Paul grew up with two doting older sisters and was a devoted, loving, fun young uncle (“Unk”), spending countless days with his beloved nieces and nephews.

Paul was a teletype operator in the Marine Corps from 1973-1975, stationed at Camp Pendleton, California. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Human Development. He worked at Fox Valley psychiatric hospital where he met his wife Lori. He then worked for the next 24 years at Villa Hope Community Support Program (CSP) as a case manager, where he was an integral part of the team and beloved by both clients and co-workers.

Paul loved nature, especially taking care of his plants, his tropical fish, and the neighborhood birds. He had a special love for his plott hound, Clem and boxer dog, Clyde. Paul did a lot of traveling around the country with his family and especially enjoyed climbing, hiking, biking, and all types of water. He was kind, fun, thoughtful, sensitive, and generous with those around him and always strove to help others. Paul also enjoyed playing and watching sports of various kinds, especially the Green Bay Packers, of which he possessed encyclopedic-like knowledge. He was very proud of his Belgian heritage and enjoyed playing the card game Sheepshead.

Paul had a vast appreciation of music and possessed a good singing voice, which was first showcased in a childhood production of “The King and I” and continued in church choirs. He even sang Silent Night on the Weidner stage with his daughter and the Green Bay Girl Choir.

Paul was preceded in death by his father Dr. GJ Francar; aunt LaVerne Rocheleau; mother Mercedes Francar; father-in-law Donald Miller; and nephew Matthew Kelly.

Paul is survived by his wife Lori and daughter Jessica; mother-in-law Lu Miller of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; sisters Sherry (Jack) Kelly of Dracut, Massachusetts and Bonnie (Dennis) Dockry of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; sisters-in-law Peggy (Ron) Church of Prescott, Arizona and Patti (Randy) Wohlfeil of Almond, Wisconsin; nieces and nephews Kelly (Steve) Lentini, Ryan (Lori) Dockry, Casey (Heather) Dockry, Erin (Chuck) DiGrande, Mary (Jim) Brown, and Colleen (Sean) Tully, Jennie (Ryan) Klippel, Heidi (Rob) Leonoff, Kevin Gulig, Craig (Brittney) Wohlfeil, Alan Wohlfeil; and great nieces and nephews: Maggie, Grace, Sophie, Matthew, Lucy, Caitlin, Seamus, Sean, Gena, Shayden, Teren, Finley, Fiona, Connor, Mason, Whitney and Jay.

He will be remembered for his gentle compassion and concern for others.

Above all, Paul loved Jesus and now resides with him in eternal glory.

Visitation will be at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.  Visitation will continue at Proko-Wall Funeral Home on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with the Memorial Service at 12:30 p.m.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.Prokowall.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) in Paul’s honor.


Visitation: Monday Dec 31, 2018, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Proko-Wall Funeral Home

Memorial Service: Tuesday Jan 1, 2019, 12:30 p.m. at Proko-Wall Funeral Home

Visitation: Tuesday Jan 1, 2019, 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. at Proko-Wall Funeral Home

Served by Proko-Wall Funeral Director: Josh Vandenbush

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