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Paul J Kludac

May 21, 1979 — April 19, 2023

Paul Joseph Kludac, 43, of Lockport, Illinois passed away on April 19, 2023. He was born on May 21, 1979 to Jeanette Schuler Kludac and the late Gregory A. Kludac (Phyllis Ragsdell). He attended St. Mary of Gostyn grade school, Downers Grove South High School class of 1997, College of DuPage where he earned his associates degree in Business, and Benedictine University. Paul was pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business when he got called to active duty in the United States Marine Corps. He served in Iraq, and was honorably discharged as a Corporal. He married the love of his life Jennifer Pryzbyla Kludac on August 27, 2011. The wedding was known as “The Royal Wedding.” Paul was the owner and founder of the Detail Kings which was established in his mom’s garage and then expanding to two locations in Downers Grove. He was a realtor for Platinum Partners Realtors. He served on the Chamber 630 Board of Directors for 3 years and won the Choice Award for Business Excellence. He served as the President of LODGE, Leads Organization of Downers Grove Executives and has been a member since he started his business. Paul and Jennifer are members of St. Dennis Parish in Lockport, Illinois. He enjoyed coaching his son Karter’s soccer, basketball, football, and baseball programs at Nazarene and for the city of Lockport. He was also a Cub Scout Leader for Karter’s den. Paulie loved life and was blessed with so many friends.


Paul had a smile that lit up a room. His laugh was like no other. He was always willing to give a big hug and offer the shirt off his back…and he had LOTS of shirts! His ring tone was known by everyone. If you had a birthday, you were greeted with pictures and a birthday message that was posted before you woke up. He was the one who filled the vodka bottles with water and would have huge parties when mom would go to bunco. He was known to work hard so he could play harder. He would fall asleep while playing a vicious game of Phase 10, but never missed a turn. He was the biggest Metallica fan EVER and had many tattoos, posters, and dolls, or as Paul referred them as “action figures” to prove it. He traveled everywhere, and never met a stranger. He loved discounts, and Amazon and Grunt Style stock is sure to be affected by his loss.


Paul is survived by his loving wife, Jenny of 12 years and proud dad of Karter James, age 7, mom Jeanette Schuler Kludac, step-mom Phyllis (Ragsdell) Kludac, sister, Pam Kludac-Konte (Cindy) and brother, Patrick Kludac (Katie Bradley), Godfather to both Faith Pietras and his niece Avery Grace Kludac. He is survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.


A gathering of family and friends will be held Sunday, April 30, 2023, from 3:00 to 8:00pm at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 60451. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Dennis Catholic Church, 1214 S. Hamilton Street, Lockport, IL 60441 on Monday May 1, 2023 at 10:00am. Military Honors will be rendered at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Paul’s honor may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, http://support.woundedwarriorproject.org or you can donate to Jenny and Karter at https://www.gofundme.com/f/paul-kludac


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Memorial Visitation

Sunday, April 30, 2023

3:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Kurtz Memorial Chapel - New Lenox

102 East Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 60451

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Prayer Service

Sunday, April 30, 2023

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Kurtz Memorial Chapel - New Lenox

102 East Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 60451

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Memorial Mass

Monday, May 1, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Inurnment with Full Military Honors

Monday, May 1, 2023

1:00 - 1:20 pm (Central time)

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 West Hoff Road, Elwood, IL 60421

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