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In Memory of Paul Frank Rizzo


September 19, 1950  -  November 28, 2017

Paul Rizzo, age 67, a resident of Spooner, died on November 28, 2017, with family by his side.

Paul was born on September 19, 1950, in Chicago, Illinois, to parents John and Evelyn (Valsted) Rizzo.  Paul served honorably in the United States Marine Corps from March of 1972 until his discharge in March of 1974 with the rank of Lance Corporal.  While living in Buffalo, NY, he was a member of the Big Timers Club, and later while working as a mechanic in Las Vegas, enjoyed working on cars and won 1st place with his Mustang.  Paul was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Commanders Club, loved animals and was a regular giver to the Washburn County Humane Society.  He was a free spirit and traveled the world making friends everywhere he went, but while at home, loved spending time with his grandson Austin. 

Paul is survived by his children: Jason Paul Rizzo of Cumberland, Kimberly Anne Rizzo of Spooner, Courtney Lee Rizzo of Spooner, grandson Austin of Spooner, brothers and sisters: Michael Carl (Linda) Rizzo of Spooner, John Peter (Sue) Rizzo of Buffalo, NY, Scott (Edward) Laituri of Chicago, IL, Lynn Rose Jentzen of Cumberland, WI, and many nephews, nieces, cousins, and extended family. 

Paul is preceded in death by his parents, sister Rose Marie Rizzo-Gonzales, brother in law August Jentzen, and brother Lenny McGowan.  

A graveside service for Paul Rizzo will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017, at 11am, at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery with Military Honors. 






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