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1933 Paul 2020

Paul Francis Windisch

October 17, 1933 — February 24, 2020

The Windisch Family will not be holding public services. Thank You for understanding, praying for them and supporting them during this difficult  time. 

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Paul Francis Windisch was born October 17, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan, to Emmet and Margaret (nee Rowan) Windisch.

The youngest of five children, Paul attended Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit for both high school and undergraduate college, earning a baccalaureate degree in the Liberal Arts. Upon graduation, Paul pursued a career in banking.

Beginning as a teller, he progressed through the ranks and after serving as a National Bank Examiner, ultimately found his niche as a loan officer. During his early banking years, Paul joined the Third Order of Saint Francis in Detroit to further advance his spiritual growth. It was there that he met his soulmate Betty (Elizabeth Kaspar). They were married shortly thereafter and enjoyed many years of companionship until Betty’s untimely death secondary to brain cancer in 1994.

Opting for early retirement following Betty’s passing, Paul made seasonal trips to visit his sons, now relocated to suburban Chicago and South Florida, in between stints as a barista and café host at Nordstrom’s. Present at the births of all five of his grandchildren, Paul ultimately chose the sunny landscape of South Florida as his new home although he continued to make notable visits to Chicagoland as long as the weather was not hostile.

An active member of Saint Gregory The Great Parish and proud supporter of the school, Paul was recognized and loved by all, notably honored as "Grandfather of the Year" on Elizabeth’s twelfth birthday. Paul enjoyed old movies, crossword puzzles, corny jokes, Margaritas, and Amaretto. Most of all, Paul enjoyed family.

Paul was predeceased by his wife, Betty, as well as his siblings Wayne, Bud, Hugh, and Joan. He is survived by his sons Tom (Tammy) and Rob (Tracey) and grandchildren Robby, Kelsey, Elizabeth, Emily, and Tommy as well as numerous nieces and nephews

No doubt he would have been a wonderful priest had he continued in his seminarian studies. Those whose lives he touched over the years should feel immensely blessed he chose us as his flock instead. By the way, do you know how to make a Honeymoon Salad?

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