Paul J. Worth

  • Born: January 28, 1952
  • Died: May 19, 2019
  • Location: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Koepsell-Murray Funeral & Cremation Services, Beaver Dam

N7199 N. Crystal Lake Road
Beaver Dam, WI 53916

Tel. (920) 885-6600

Tribute & Message From The Family

The man…the myth…the legend…Paul J. Worth, age 67, died on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at his home in Beaver Dam.

The visitation will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. There will also be a visitation at St. Katharine Drexel Mission Hall in Beaver Dam on Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Mission Hall at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Michael J. Erwin officiating. Military honors will be provided by the John E. Miller American Legion Post #146, following the Mass, at Mission Hall. Inurnment will be at St. Peter Cemetery in Beaver Dam at a later date.

Paul Joseph Worth was born on January 28, 1952 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to William and Edith (Kline) Worth. He was a Vietnam Veteran, serving from 1971 to 1973 in the Army 101st Airborne and discharged from the Army Reserve in 1977. Paul was united in marriage with Tricia Bruder on November 15, 1975 at St. Clement's Catholic Church in Sheboygan. Paul worked for Wisconsin Power and Light in Sheboygan which brought him to Beaver Dam in 1988, where he worked for Alliant as an engineer. He retired in 2014 after 36 years. Paul was active in the community as a volunteer firefighter for 15 years and helping out at the homeless shelter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and playing cards with his family. He especially enjoyed family trips up north every summer. Paul was an active member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish and served as one of the sacristans for the past 5 years.

Paul is survived by his wife, Tricia of Beaver Dam; children, Kimberly Wucherer of Beaver Dam, Michael Worth of Beaver Dam, and Mark (Andrea) Worth of Laramie, WY; three grandchildren, Timothy Wucherer, Candace Wucherer, and William Duckett; brothers and sisters, Kathy Stempihar of Sheboygan, John Worth (Max) of Cascade, William (Jean) Worth, Jr. of Waldo, and Ann (Randy) Wegner of Sheboygan; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Michael (Linda) Bruder of Texas, Linda "Rusty" (Bob) Ruppel of Sheboygan, Cathy (Frank) Laib of Grafton, Liz (James) Buchen of Verona, Mary (Tom) Kellner of Howards Grove, Tim Bruder of Two Rivers, Peter (Janet) Bruder of New Holstein, and Becky (Jeremy) Ebert of Sheboygan; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. Paul was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Jacob Paul Worth; sister, Joanie Worth; brother, Tom Worth; and parents-in-law, John and Betty Bruder.

Memorials may be made in Paul J. Worth's name to St. Katharine Drexel Parish Building from Our Belief Fund.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Tricia,
Jean told me that Paul had died and I just wanted to reach out to let you know how sad I am for you, and that I'm thinking of you. I hope you are finding comfort being with family and dear friends in this difficult time.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. All my best,

Posted by Nancy Warnecke - Madison, WI - Friend   May 27, 2019

Dear Kathy and Family:

I was sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Kathy, I remember times visiting at your house (I will spare you the incident with cottage cheese and chives) and on card club picnics with our parents and families. Good days.
May God bless you and your family.

Bob Drews

Posted by A friend   May 27, 2019

One of the most amazing uncles a nephew can have. He is at the udder most what the WORTH family is about. I feel and know that he has had an incredible influence from Grandpa (Spider) and has trail blazed the Worth name for sure. I have sat and listened to my father's (John's) respect for this class act of a man. Uncle Paul, thanks for creating a better world for all! Your love and leadership in our family as a man will never be forgotten. I know and we all know the way the Worth's carry them selves as pius but brave influential individuals will never be forgotten. You are in our hearts forever! See you in HEAVEN!!!

Posted by Jimmy Worth - Beaver Dam, WI - Family   May 25, 2019

I offer my deepest condolences to your family. I grew up across the street from the Worths in Sheboygsn. I remember when Paul came back from Vietnam. I am glad he haf molitary honors. I am a US Army Vet from that same era and belong to the Belgium Legion Post 412.

Posted by Clem Gottsacker - Belgium, WI   May 25, 2019

I am going to miss seeing and chatting with Paul after daily Mass. All about our families. He was so proud of his kids and grandkids.Praying for all his family at this difficult time.I will always remember his kindness!

Posted by Ellie Frey (Glasgow) - Beaver Dam, WI - Friend   May 23, 2019

My sympathies, having gone to grade school and HS with Paul i'll always remember his kind heart.

Posted by A friend   May 23, 2019

Sorry to hear of Pauls passing. I can't think of a time that when we hung around together, that we weren't laughing. Please extend my sympathies to the rest of the family. Take care.
Sincerely Bruce Jonasen

Posted by Bruce Jonasen - Kiel, WI - Friend   May 22, 2019

Tricia and family we send our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Posted by Ira and Pat Miles - Ocean Shores, WA - Family   May 22, 2019

Tricia, it's been many years, but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Kim Canisius - Hemsing - Sheboygan, WI   May 22, 2019

Tricia and Family sorry for your loss.

Posted by Patrick Landgraf    May 22, 2019

To the Worth Family, as I know may of you over the years from work, I would like to extend my sincerest condolences.

Posted by DAVID BRAMSTEDT - SHEBOYGAN, WI   May 22, 2019

Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Posted by Debora Nash - Sheboygan Falls, WI   May 22, 2019

Uncle Paul although we have not been close in recent year's I am sure you are kung foo fighting in the sky! Love Mary

Posted by Mary Gartman - Stuart, FL - Family   May 21, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Trish and family on the loss of your loved one.

Posted by Kathy Erdmann - Fox Lake, WI - Acquaintance   May 21, 2019

Sorry to the Worth family. You all will be my prayers. My memories of my time with Paul could fill a book. It's a sad day. He was one of a kind. I'm glad I knew him.

Posted by Mark Kovacic - Fort Atkinson, WI - Friend   May 21, 2019


"Please accept my deepest sympathies to the Worth family. I was on the BDFD with Paul for many years. He will be greatly missed."

Posted by John (Garbo) Garbalagtys - Wisconsin Rapids, WI - Friend   May 21, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the Worth family.

Posted by Sherry Colvin - Beaver Dam, WI - Friend   May 20, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time, love to you all

Posted by Linda Belanger - Laguna Vista, TX - Family   May 20, 2019

Deepest sympathies to your family. Paul was a wonderful and caring person.

Posted by Rachel Guenther - MOLINE, IL - friend   May 20, 2019

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