Paul Desotelle

May 24, 1942
May 5, 2021

Paul Francis Desotelle, 78, Denmark, passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, after a brief battle with cancer.  He was born in Las Vegas, NV, on May 24, 1942, to the late Irvin and Cecilia (Jaskolski) Desotelle.  Paul graduated from Newman Catholic High School in Wausau from the class of 1960.  Shortly after graduation, Paul enlisted with the U.S. Air Force on Sept. 8, 1960.  Paul served 22 years in the Air Force, retiring on October 31, 1982.  On December 28, 1963, Paul married Terry Cox at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Muncie, IN.  After retiring from the Air Force, Paul took a position as a Design Change Engineer with Kewaunee Nuclear Power Plant, retiring in 2003.  An outdoorsman at heart, Paul loved being out in nature whether it be golfing, fishing, hunting, or skiing.  He also had a true passion for engineering, building and flying model airplanes.

Paul will be deeply missed by his wife, Terry; children, Paula (Steven) Pfender and Josh Desotelle; grandchildren, Riley Kitchen, Ronan Kitchen, Matthew Desotelle, Ian Desotelle; siblings, Richard (Sandy) Desotelle, Steve (Patti) Desotelle, Jim (Jenny) Desotelle and Julie (Bruce) Schmidt; sister-in-law, Barbara Desotelle; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Paul is preceded in death by his brothers, Chis Desotelle, Gary (Doris) Desotelle and Irvin “Bill” Desotelle.

Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be expressed at