Paul D. Wiklund, age 78, of Hayward, WI passed
away on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Aspen Acres Assisted
Living in Hayward.
Paul David Wiklund was born October 2, 1942 in Davenport, Iowa
the son of Freddie and Margaret (VanOteghen) Wiklund. Paul was
raised in East Moline, IL and attended United Township High
School where he graduated in 1960. He continued his education
at Black Hawk Community College and then joined the U.S.
National Guard where he earned a marksmanship badge with the
rifle. On July 1, 1967, Paul was joined in marriage to Ginny
Faust at St. Maryís Catholic Church in East Moline, IL. After
the marriage Paul and Ginny settled in Moline, IL. Paul spent
most of his career as supervisor of manufacturing for the
graders and excavators line at the John Deere Industrial Works
in Davenport, IA. Paul and Ginny also live in Dubuque, IA and
then Bettendorf, IA before Paulís retirement in 2001. In 2006,
they moved to Hayward, WI to their home on Lost Land Lake. Paul
enjoyed cross country skiing and completed the American
Birkebeiner and the Kortelopet races. He also enjoyed boating,
golfing, fishing, being with friends and sitting on the dock
watching the sunset with a Manhattan. Paul was affectionately
known by many as ďan abundance of cautionĒ. He always put his
familyís safety first even being willing to stand in the lake
baiting deer flies as his grandchildren played carefree without
being hassled by the flies. He will be remembered by his family
for his unconditional love, care and guidance.
Paul is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ginny; two sons, Eric
of Ankeny, IA, Peter (Kathy) of Davenport, IA; eight
grandchildren, Laura, Elijah, Seth, Morgan, Grace, Sophie, Emma
He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter-in-law,
Respecting Paulís wishes and due to COVID-19, all services and
interment will be held privately. Memorials may be directed to
Muskies, Inc, PO Box 609, Hayward, WI 54843.