Paul Joseph Kiselewski, 88, of Waltonville, Illinois passed away at 5:40 P.M. February 13, 2018 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born August 10, 1929 in Scheller, Illinois to Frank & Tillie (Broviak) Kiselewski. He married Cloena Mannen on March 26, 1951 in Mount Vernon, Illinois and she survives in Waltonville, Illinois.
Along with his wife of 66 years, Mr. Kiselewski is survived by his 2 sons, Jeff Kiselewski of Scheller, Illinois and Gary Kiselewski and wife, Tracy of Waltonville, Illinois; 3 daughters, Catherine GaJewski and husband, Edwin of Scheller, Renee Drew and husband, Dewayne of Waltonville, Illinois, and Peggy Kiselewski of Mount Vernon, Illinois; 7 grandchildren, Chris Lueking, Eric GaJewski, Jeremy GaJewski, Blake Kiselewski, Dalton Kiselewski, Megan Kiselewski, Beth Kiselewski; several great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Lorene Kabat and Genevieve Gill and husband, Bud; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Stanley.
Mr. Kiselewski was a lifelong farmer making it a goal to preserve the land for the future and worked as a coal miner for 29 years at Freeman #6 Coal Mine. He was a member of Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for over 70 years. He was an Elk Prairie Township Trustee for over 40 years. He was an Honorary member of the Dubois, Illinois Knights of Columbus Council # 4476, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree DuQuoin Assembly, and United Mine Workers of America Local 1591.
Visitation: 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Hughey-Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville, Illinois with a Rosary Service beginning at 7:30 P.M. Funeral Mass: 10:00 A.M. Friday, February 16, 2018 at Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Father John Iffert officiating.
Interment: Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser, Illinois