So now the world will be a little bit quieter – on January 13, 2021 Sonny Pawluczek decided that his time well spent on earth for seventy-nine years was over. It was a worthwhile life which he shared with many fine friends and family.

Born and raised in Milwaukee Sonny enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. from August 8, 1958 to August 8, 1962. He was stationed on Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Washington for his four years of service.

After being discharged from the service, he started as a pile-driver, Local 1208, for Gillen Company and then transferred to the millwright local union. After relocating permanently to Coloma in 1983, he worked as a millwright, Local 1056, for CR Meyer Company, Boldt Construction and Miron Construction in different paper mills across the state.

In younger years, Sonny enjoyed playing softball with friends, and after retiring in 2002, he took up sport shooting. He joined the Oak Grove Sporting Clays Club in 2006. Two years later, he began shooting trap at the Westfield Rod and Gun Club, where he was an active member. He participated in the Wisconsin State Trap Shoot every year since 2013. Sonny shot in many events at the Berlin Gun Club, including the Iron Man Shoot. He shot annually in the Harrisville Sporting Clays event since 2008. Free time also included the requisite hunting and fishing as well as cutting and splitting fire wood, come fall.

Sonny is survived by his wife of thirty-one years, Linda; sister Vivian, sister-in-law Cheryl, sister-in-law Kathy and cousin Kenny, along with nieces, nephews and an untold number of faithful friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother Betty, father Ray, his brother Bill and brother-in-law Jim.


A memorial service will be held this coming summer, date to be announced. The Leikness Funeral Home of Wautoma is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be found at

  • Phillip “Sonny” P. Pawluczek
    Phillip “Sonny” P. Pawluczek