Paul E. Wieczorek

Paul E. Wieczorek

January 20, 1949 – January 4, 2024

Paul Wieczorek was born January 20, 1949 in Omaha, Nebraska. Paul was the second oldest son of seven to Walter and Joyce Wieczorek. He passed away January 4th, 2024 in his home in Ralston surrounded by his loving family.

Paul and his wife, Anita, celebrated their 55th anniversary this past November. He was so proud that he could still wear his tuxedo from their 25th anniversary. Paul and Anita’s son, Jason, along with daughter in law, Danielle and their grandkids, Amanda, Echo, Jason, and Justin and their great grandkids, Celia, Mariana, Elijah Paul, and Frankie were the true light of his life. Proud is an understatement. Paul and Franklin shared a best friend bond. On Amanda and Franklin’s wedding day, Paul was the best man and he was dancing and jiving down the aisle proud as can be.

With this tribe, Paul loved entertaining at their house and made the best food! If he wasn’t making food for everyone, he was really quick to say he wanted fried chicken. Now, one of the family favorite dishes he made was mostaccioli, it was Paul’s tradition for Christmas Eve. After hours of prep, it was always devoured within minutes.

Paul attended Our Lady of Lourdes grade school and continued his education at Ryan High School and graduated with the class of 1967. Right out of high school Paul started working at Napa Auto Parts where he started out delivering parts, then moved to customer service at the counter, continued into a manager role, and retired as a Napa Salesman in 2007.

Paul’s love for cars started at an early age which led him to rebuilding countless street rods. His 1959 Corvette was one of his favorite cars. Paul won numerous trophies and awards including being featured in the Omaha World Herald and a Car Craft magazine. He loved showing off all of his hot rods he bought through the years.

Preceded in death by parents, Walter and Joyce; brother, Jim.

Survived by wife, Anita; son, Jason (Danielle); grandchildren, Amanda (Franklin), Echo, Jason, Justin; great grandchildren, Celia, Mariana, Franklin and Elijah Paul; brothers and sisters, Michael, Patricia Kasparek (Dan), Scott (Ann), Terrance (Julie), Julie Sandiland (Greg); many nieces, nephews and other loving family members and friends.

Visitation: Tuesday, January 9th, from 5-7PM at West Center Chapel with a Vigil Service at 7PM.

Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, January 10th, 10AM at St. Gerald Catholic Church (96th and Q)

Entombment: Resurrection.

Memorials may be directed to the family for a charity to be named later.



  • Constance Wieczorek Hodges Posted January 6, 2024 5:58 pm

    So very sorry to hear about Paul. Will keep you all in our prayers!

  • Wendy Halpine Posted January 6, 2024 6:23 pm

    Sending prayers and sympathies to my family. Paul was one of a kind, he will be greatly missed. Good night cousin Paul.

  • Lynn Booth Posted January 7, 2024 2:27 am

    My condolences to all the family, especially Anita and her family. Sending love from Lynn and family (UK)

  • Luanne Schwarte Rosso Posted January 7, 2024 10:07 am

    It is hard to lose a brother. Death can’t take away the memories. My condolences to Patty and the Wieczorek family.

  • Bradley Pfeiffer Posted January 7, 2024 3:03 pm

    My story about Paul.
    I first met Paul in 1974, I was 16 working in a service station while still in HS. He was an outside salesman for NAPA. He was that guy everyone looked up to, sharply dressed w tie, had the cool cars an awesome house, pool in the backyard. He was the reason why I started at NAPA after HS The same way he did: driver, counter, and sales. Paul was the Leader of the Pack. Great to work with. We had thirteen salesman. We were better then a team we were inseparable great friends. Shared family events. It was a great place to be in that time. His wife Anita and family were a blast fo be around. I basically grew into adulthood seeing Paul has one of my mentors. I retired like Paul in 2012 as an Outside Salesmen from NAPA 38 years. I’m still chasing cars even today. It is with out a doubt if I hadn’t met PW, my life would have takin a different path. There’s hundreds of friends on this FB that I would have never met. RIP
    Paul E. Wieczorek.

  • Ruth Szymanski Brazeal Posted January 8, 2024 9:59 am

    I am deeply saddened to learn of Paul’s passing….I considered Paul one of my nephews although he was really my cousin… his Dad Walter grew up at my house along with a few of his brothers a short time after Walt’ s mother passed away at an early age. I was his and brother Jim’s first babysitter. My deepest sympathy to you Anita and all the family…Paul was a great guy. Ruth.

  • Mike Bartnik Posted January 8, 2024 10:32 am

    Paul and I were very close in grade school , Paul was the first kid in grade school to start a Model car show for the 7th and 8th grade , Trophies encluded , Paul always came up with some quite different colors, He told me once he knew who stole his Yellow 40 Coupe from Ryan Hi parking lot . See you at the next heavenly car show .R.I.P.

  • Marc Sherman Posted January 8, 2024 11:59 am

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. I worked with Paul at Napa for nineteen years. and feel that Paul was a tremendous asset to our company! I enjoyed our relationship as well. Rest in peace, Pau;! Marc and Ruth Sherman

  • Mary Ann Munger Posted January 9, 2024 7:30 am

    I also worked with Paul at Napa years ago he was such a great guy—-prayers go out to his family

  • Melody Groezinger Posted February 5, 2024 10:33 am

    I just heard this terrible news. I first met Paul & Anita as their Saturday lunch bartender at Rooney’s Camelot where they would grab a bite. A few years later I became a factory rep to NAPA and it was so nice to see a friendly face amongst the crowd. He helped me learn the ins and outs which I appreciated so much. Great guy will be truly missed.

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