Redlin Funeral Home

Paul John Endres , Age 87

March 12, 1933 --December 19, 2020

Paul John Endres, age 87 of Baraboo WI died Saturday, December 19, 2020 at St. Clare Meadows in Baraboo, WI. Paul was born March 12, 1933 in Sauk City, WI to Anton J. and Louisa M. (Schneider) Endres. Paul served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1956 active duty followed by 3 years in reserves. He was united in marriage to Phyllis Loraine (Gaetzke) June 22, 1968 in Baraboo, WI. He earned his bachelors degree from UW-Platteville, and his master's degree from UW-Madison. He was a lifelong educator, teaching at the Baraboo Junior High, then serving as assistant principal or principal at Whitehall, Two Rivers, and Mt. Horeb High Schools. He served as district administrator at Hustisford and culminated his career as assistant State Superintendent of Schools for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Paul is survived by his children Dean (Debbie) Endres of Scurry, TX, Kari (Chris) Robinson of Carrolton, TX, Melvin (Kay) Gaetzke of Baraboo, WI, Craig (Teresa) Gaetzke of North Freedom, WI. He is further survived by his brother Philip (Mary) Endres, of Mazomanie, WI, special friend Betty Wipperfurth, 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren as well as other relatives and friends.

Paul enjoyed many fishing trips into Canada, as well as watching Green Bay Packers football, and University of Wisconsin Basketball.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Phyllis; 8 brothers and 1 sister.

A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date. Inurnment will be at the St. Aloysius Cemetery in Sauk City, WI.

The Family would like to thank the staff at Meadow Ridge Assisted Living, St. Clare Hospital and St. Clare Meadows Nursing Home for the special care they gave Paul in his final weeks of life.

Condolences may be sent to the family at


Terri L Mueller December 22, 2020

Niece Madison , Wisconsin

Kari, Dean, Craig, Melvin and families, I was saddened to hear of Uncle Paul’s passing. It is never easy saying good-bye to someone we love. I have many fond memories of Uncle Paul and the time I spent with him and Aunt Phyllis. I was thankful for the advice he gave us on what to look for in a school district when we were moving back to Wisconsin from Indiana. May happy memories comfort you during this time. Love, Greg & Terri (Vertein) Mueller

Beverly Mielke December 23, 2020

Sauk Conty Clerk, retired Prairie Du Sac , Wisconsin

It was a pleasure working with Paul as a Sauk County Board Supervisor and Board Chair. His professionalism and personal friendship made my job enjoyable. My sympathy goes out to his family at this sad time.

Debra Bougie December 23, 2020

Communications Specialist, Retired, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Madison , Wisconsin

I first worked with Paul when I was a reporter in Watertown and he was a superintendent in Hustisford. I remember his patience in explaining school issues so they were understandable to the public. Our paths crossed again at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. And again, I was struck by his professionalism and patience. He was a remarkable man.

Bambi Statz December 24, 2020

professional Fraser , Colorado

I enjoyed working with Paul at the DPI for many years and used to tease Phyllis, saying that Paul and I conducted so many seminars together that we could complete each others' sentences. He was highly knowledgeable in the field and his forthrightness and attention to detail were well-respected by practitioners and school board members throughout Wisconsin. I always enjoyed his sense of humor and remember his convincing his granddaughter that there was a magic cookie tree in their yard. If I am not mistaken, he also told us that he lost his first campaign for public office because he advocated for removing the beer keg from the fire station.

Mary (Bisch) Schuster December 25, 2020

Friend of Dean and Kari Middleton , Wisconsin

Dean and Kari, My sincere sympathy to you and your family for your loss. I hope your fond memories of your dad help to ease your grief. Warm regards, Mary (Bisch) Schuster

Lud & Suzanne Habada December 24, 2020

Old Friends Mazomanie , Wisconsin

To the whole Endres Family and Betty Wipperfurth, Suzanne and I would like to extend our sincerest condolences for your loss. and pray you receive comfort from God for Paul to have eternal peace. May God Bless you all and keep you safe from the dreaded Covid during these crazy an unprecedented times. Hugs to you all. (

mike fitzgerald December 25, 2020

former student/friend BLOOMINGTON , Illinois

Very sorry to learn of Coach Endres passing. He was my freshman basketball coach at BHS and later just a friend and confidante. Coach was a great coach and teacher and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. God Bless Paul. mike fitz

JOHN PAUL DRESCHER December 25, 2020

former student Baraboo , Wisconsin

I had Mr. Endres for a 7th grade teacher in 1958. It was because of the excellent teaching job he did that I became a 7th grade teacher myself. I taught for 34 years. I would like to express my condolences in your loss. I hope to renew my relationship with your Dad when I get to heaven with him. John

Tammi Alexander, Badger Honor Flight December 27, 2020

Acquaintance Madison , Wisconsin

The volunteers, flight team and board of Badger Honor Flight mourn the loss of their hero, Paul Endres. We are thankful for his military service and proud to have served him on his trip to Washington, D.C. on September 19, 2013.

Gerard Ballweg December 28, 2020

Nephew MAZOMANIE, WI , Wisconsin

My wife and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to your family for the loss of your father, Uncle Paul. He was very special to our mom, Genny.

Gladys and Steve Proctor December 28, 2020

former student Baraboo , Wisconsin

To the family of Mr. Endres, When I was a student at the Baraboo Junior High, I had Mr. Endres for my teacher. I was a very shy, easy to blush, girl. He would play a game: he would call on me, "Gladys", softly and the class thought he was saying "Class," They would all provide the answer he was looking for. But I got it. He would smile at me and continue on. I would blush and carry on. I've always remembered him as a funny, kind man. Incidentally, I was talking to my husband about this little classroom story, and he said he was hired to replace Mr. Endres! I did not know that. If that had not happened, I would not have met Steve (he was from Iowa), we would not have married, and would not have our two beloved daughters. I'm so sorry to hear of your lost. My sympathies to his loved ones. Gladys Proctor

Allen Vick December 28, 2020

colleague Stoughton , Wisconsin

I wish to offer my condolences. I worked at DPI with Paul in the school finance division. Paul was very competent and always nice to work with. Also we were both veterans. and could share experiences.

Richard Hause December 28, 2020

Neighbor Baraboo , Wisconsin

Paul & Phyllis were our neighbors on 5th street in Baraboo. Paul was one of the kindest people I have ever known. When I was a freshman at Baraboo High school, I broke my ankle during football practice. While I was on crutches, Paul drove me to school every day for 3 months. When I turned 16, Paul let me use his car which had push button automatic and was much easier to use than a manual transmission. I stayed in contact with him when I took my taxes to him at National Tax Service, He will be missed.

Jeff Kingston December 31, 2020

Jr high student Madison , Wisconsin

Mr. Endres was my history teacher and study hall teacher at Baraboo Junior High School. He trusted me to do work in the teacher’s lounge during my study hall. He had a positive influence on me at this young age that I still remember today at age 69. Isn’t that what teaching is about? Thank you for being my teacher.

Debra Yngsdal January 14, 2021

former student Sauk City , Wisconsin

I am saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Endres.......i remember him well as a great history teacher in our junior high in baraboo.....i graduated in " it has been years, but i do remember how kind and nice he was.....please know that you are all in our prayers.......may he RIP.

wayne yanke jr. January 21, 2021

my freshman baseball coach. Lodi , Wisconsin

my condolences to the family.