Adolph “Junior” John Paholke, 82, of Gillett, went home to his Savior on Jan. 8, 2017, unexpectedly, at his home.
Adolph was born in the Township of Hintz on Oct. 29, 1934, to the late Adolph and Anna (Arndt) Paholke. He married Rose Ruch on Jan. 8, 1955, at St. John Lutheran Church in Hayes. He attended Christ Lutheran Church in Hintz, where his children and many of his extended family continue to attend.
Adolph worked at Linwood Manufacturing and Carter Airport in Pulaski until his retirement. Adolph also worked cutting firewood for Laverne Hinkfuss. He loved playing the harmonica, button box and the accordion, playing in several bands.
Adolph enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and participating in the Abrams Accordion Club. He was an active member at Christ Lutheran Church, where he held several offices and regularly attended Bible study.