Cecile Kay Paske

PORTAGE / FITCHBURG – Cecile Kay Paske, 64, of Portage, WI, with her loving family and friends at her side went peacefully to her heavenly home on December 7, 2019.

Cecile was born on January 18, 1955 in Portage, WI to LaVern & Helen (Heller) Ready. Cecile married Charles Paske in Portage, WI on May 17, 1975.  She graduated from Portage High School and went on to UW Stout & proceeded to UW Madison where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. Her lifelong career was that of a Title I Reading Specialist. Her love for her “kids” was the highlight of her life, with many children calling her mom. She served in the Columbus, Portage & Montello school communities.

One of Cecile’s favorite pastimes was to read children’s books to everyone that would sit down and listen. Favorite books she read often were Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes & The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

Cecile was the most compassionate, soft hearted and loving mother of her three children - Nathan Paske of Portage, WI; Alicia (fiance’ Rick Hosmer) of Northwood, Ohio, & Aaron (girlfriend, Jessica Garcia) of Portage, WI. Favorite Quotes that were said often to her kids were, “When there’s a will, there’s a way” & “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.”

Survivors include: husband, Charles Paske; children, Nathan, Alicia & Aaron; sisters, Ramona Unger of Sauk City, WI, and Christine Dudley of Portage, WI; brother, Alan Ready of Fitchburg, WI; sisters-in-law, Sandra Hubbard of Rockford, IL and Darlene Schultz of Baraboo;  nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, LaVern & Helen Ready; brother-in-law, Dick Hubbard; mother-in-law, Mary Paske; brother-in-law, William Schultz; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Melvin Radant; and brother-in-law, Edward Paske.

Special thanks to the nurses and staff of Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care in Fitchburg, WI, as well as a very dear and loyal friend, Marilyn Baars of Portage, WI, and her niece, Carol Unger-Wright of McCall, Idaho.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Portage, with the Rev. Greg Hovland officiating.  Inurnment will be at a later date.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the church.  The Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Agrace Hospice of Fitchburg, WI.



For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)