Paula M. Klubertanz

PORTAGE – Paula M. Klubertanz, age 73, of Fort Winnebago Township, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at Wisconsin Dells Health Services, surrounded by her loving family.

Paula was born on May 7, 1950, in Baraboo, the daughter of Herbert L. and Margaret (Sullivan) Van Deuren.  She married Michael Klubertanz on December 16, 1972. Paula had worked at American Family Insurance for many years, and also as a Kindergarten Teacher’s Aide in Waterloo, Wisconsin. Her  love for swimming drew her to several years of lifeguarding.  Paula loved crafting and woodworking.  She also had a love for baking and cooking.  Paula was a member of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Portage.

She is survived by her husband, Mike;  her children, Andy (Christina) Klubertanz, Tony (Andrea) Klubertanz and Kelly (John) Church;  eight grandchildren, Austin, Aspen, Brianna, Ellie, Mimi, Ethan, Josie and Riley;  her brother, Greg VanDeuren;  nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents and four siblings, Marty VanDeuren, Gretchen Klundt, Mike VanDeuren, and her twin brother, Peter VanDeuren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Inurnment will be in Silver Lake Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the church on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established by the family.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.