Official Obituary of

Paul Eugene Niznik Jr.

October 28, 1940 ~ February 28, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Paul Niznik Jr. Obituary

Paul E Niznik Jr., age 83, of Colby, formerly of Medford, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Marshfield Medical Center, lovingly surrounded by his family.

Paul was born October 28, 1940 in Chicago, IL, to Paul Sr. and Marie (Mis) Niznik. He grew up near Withee, where he also attended school. Paul joined the workforce as a young man, working for a local silo company, and also continued assisting his parents on the family farm. 

On October 19, 1963, he married Nancy Jean Bower, at Saint Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lublin. They started a family that grew to three children, which expanded to now include seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren, all whom they both loved dearly. In Paul’s free time, he enjoyed activities such as snowmobiling, fishing, boating, and camping with family and friends. He worked various jobs, which led them to live in Merrill, Des Plaines, IL and Unity. After settling in the Stetsonville area, he worked at Liberty Homes, and then accepted a position at Weathershield manufacturing, where he worked until retirement. 

Once retired, Paul and Nancy fulfilled their retirement dream, by moving to the beautiful home they’d built along Lake Holcombe. Paul then enjoyed even more time four wheeling, taking the grandchildren boating, and fishing. He loved to visit with friends and family, always expressing extra interest in regard to his grandchildren. 

After Nancy’s passing, in 2014, Paul moved back to the Medford area for several years. Most recently, he had resided at The Waterford in Colby, where he made many new friends, both residents and staff. He enjoyed participating in activities such as exercise classes, playing cards, crafts, bingo, and wine tasting while there. Paul was known to have “the gift of gab”,  and continued to enjoy chatting with those living and working at The Waterford, as well as friends and family who came to visit. No doubt his company is already missed by many! 

He is survived by three children, Alice Denzine of Dorchester, Paul (Kriste) Niznik of Medford, Danelle (Jeffrey) Hraby of Medford; siblings, Robert (Roberta) Niznik of Holcombe, Bonnie (Steve) Pawelko of Rhinelander, Marlene (Mike) Eisner of Stetsonville, Pauline (Lee) Williams of Owen, Sherrie Niznik of Puyallup, WA; sisters-in-law, Pam Niznik of Medford and Kye Mahoney of Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren, Brittany Niznik, Brianna Niznik (Dillon Viegut), Kole Denzine, Konnor Denzine (Jazlyn Kiehl), Kwinton Denzine (Alyssa Schade), Kordell Hraby and Korissa Hraby (Brian Wood); four great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Einn, Scarlett and Myra; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Sr. and Marie Niznik; wife, Nancy; and four brothers, Danny, Ronald, Gary and Jerry Niznik.

A celebration of Paul’s life will be held on Friday, March 8, 2024 at Hemer-Pickerign Funeral Home in Medford. Visitation begins at 1 pm, with a memorial service officiated by Fr. Julian Druffner at 2:30 pm. 

Following the service, Paul will be laid to rest, along with his wife Nancy, at Riverside Cemetery in Withee. 

Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services of Medford is serving the family. 

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March 8, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Hemer - Pickerign Funeral Services (Medford)

Celebration of Life
March 8, 2024

2:30 PM
Hemer - Pickerign Funeral Services (Medford)


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