We regret to inform you that Paul Kludac Military Veteran, a proud marine, and a wonderful human being passed away by suicide. Paul was a Military Veteran, Detail Kings owner, and real estate broker. Paul always brought a smile to everyone’s face, and he will be missed. Our deepest condolences go out to Paul’s family and friends. Learn more about his passing and what illness he suffered on his final days in this post.
Why did Paul Kludac commit suicide?
Paul Kludac, who had been suffering from Post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD), has died. After writing a message on his struggle with PSTD on his Facebook page today, he took his own life.
He was the owner of Detail Kings, a real estate agent and broker with Platinum Partners Realtors, and a Metallica fan. He was a marine, a husband, and a father, and he never lacked a kind word, a smile, or a story to share. He was one of the world’s most brilliant lights.
Paul Kludac’s heartbreaking Fb post
Just hours before he passed away, Paul Kludac wrote a post on his Facebook page that says:
Today I am part of the 22. I have suffered from PTSD for years and my anxiety is through the roof. I have tried to get help but always find myself in this dark place. I haven’t been able to sleep for months and I hope this is the way to finally get some rest.
To my family and friends, I love you. I have developed so many lasting friendships over the years but my mental struggles got the best of me.
I feel like a failure for taking my own life but the demons in my mind are always haunting me. It is a struggle to go through life this way. It’s embarrassing to lose control of your mind and memory.
Every day I wake up lost and sometimes don’t want to be found. My two greatest gifts in my life are my wife Jennifer Przybyla-Kludac and my son Karter Kludac. I love the 2 of you and you are my everything.
We have been able to live a fairy tale and have been so blessed to do everything we have done together. Please take care of my family. It is hard to say goodbye and I have realized this in the last few months with the death of my dad and the health issues my family is going through.
I have felt so much pain lately and it’s a struggle to live this way. I have lost the way to communicate and gather my thoughts. Lord, watch over me, my family, and my friends. Semper Fi!
Who was Paul Kludac?
Paul felt the entrepreneurial spirit calling him from a young age and has been running his own business since he was only 16 years old. Detail Kings is owned by Founder and CEO Paul Kludac. He is a proud combat action marine veteran who inspects each vehicle that leaves our facility with a white glove inspection.
About Paul Kludac’s profession
Paul Kludac began working at Delta Sonic as a “detailer” in the shop’s auto detail department on the day of his sixteenth birthday. He received honors for being “Employee of the Year” during his first year there and “Employee of the Year for all Chicagoland locations.”
He started detailing cars in his mother’s garage and soon realized he could provide a service that was both better and more effective than what Delta Sonic offered. The original version of Detail Kings just had one member. He was the owner and manager of a small business that, over the course of many years, experienced significant growth.
At a young age, he realized that he lacked the self-discipline and leadership qualities required to advance this business. It was vital to him that this business progress.
He enlisted in the US Marine Corps while a sophomore at Benedictine University, where he was majoring in business management and marketing. He acquired the foundational skills required to propel this business to the top of its industry while serving in the Marine Corps.
As the leader of a team, Paul ensures that they provide excellent customer care and outstanding value to their customers, taking pride in every automotive vehicle that leaves our shop.
Paul Kludac owned Detail Kings hand car wash and detail shop. Since 1995 he has been servicing the Chicagoland area at our 3 shops located in Downers Grove and Oak Brook. Detail Kings also has mobile units that are shops on wheels that provide services to numerous office buildings and dealerships all over the Chicagoland area.
Friends and family grieving for Paul Kludac:
Jamie Hughes said,
I hope you find peace in Heaven Paul Kludac. You were a pillar of the Community, you worked very hard to earn a reputation and respect….that will never be lost or forgotten. Praying for your Family.
Keith Hoffman said,
I am truly saddened by the news of the passing of a dear friend Paul Kludac. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family during these very difficult times. Paul has been a powerful face of many things, and we will remember the great times we have had with him on our short journey through life. Paul served our country as a proud marine, is a great father and husband, and is the owner and face of Detail Kings. He employed many good people and would take the shirt off his back for everyone. Rest in Peace, my friend!
Mary S. Volk said,
Today my friend Paul Kludac passed away. He started at Prudential real estate 20 years ago when I was there. He was always smiling. You always got a big hug whenever you saw him. He was successful and had a great family and tons of friends. Proud Marine. One never knows of someone else’s personal demons. Rest in peace, Paul. (shared post from his timeline with vet hotline)
Sue Evens posted,
Deep sadness this morning after waking up to the news that an old high school friend Paul Kludac is no longer with us. He was a light in the world and a friend to so many. May he find the peace on the other side that he could no longer access here. Sending so much love to all his family and friends.
Learn some important facts about PTSD
What is PTSD?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after you experience trauma. Some persons who have gone through a stunning, terrifying, or dangerous incident may acquire (PTSD). Fear is a normal emotion both during and after a terrible event. Fear causes the body to go through a number of split-second modifications that aid in defending against or avoiding danger.
Up to 4.8% of individuals in the US experience serious thoughts of suicide each year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health Reliable Source. With more than 47,500 fatalities in 2019, suicide was ranked as the tenth most common cause of death.
Suicide ideation or attempt risk may be increased if you have PTSD. Up to 27% of those with PTSD have made an attempt on their lives. PTSD might resemble sprinkling salt on an open wound.
Despite having previously gone through the event, your mind is keeping you from being able to relax. It can be normal to want relief from this endless cycle of reliving.
Some people may experience suicidal thoughts or even attempt suicide as a result of the stress of PTSD. Without thinking of suicide, you can recover from PTSD.
If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, remember that you’re not alone. Resources are available to you if you need to talk with someone right away:
Not in the United States? You can find a helpline in your country with Befrienders Worldwide.
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Can we get this post deleted!! He has a young son and should have to see this.