Condolence & Memory Journal

Deepest sympathy to all the family on Paul's passage to a better place. He will always be remembered with laughter and as a friend.

Posted by Mary Beth (Cornett) DeCook - Moulton, IA - friend   June 30, 2013


I knew Paul some years back and he was always a great guy. Lots of fun and always made me laugh. Very sorry to hear of his passing.

Posted by LeeAnne (Johnson) Stevens - Janesville, WI - a friend   June 14, 2013

We will always remember the good (and there was a lot of it) and the dry sense of humor that Slim possessed. Ayron has told the story over and over of the 'crew' all being at an auction in Chicago back in the early 90's. It was cold and deep puddles of slushy snow filled the parking lot. Paul had a new pair of boots on, and Ayron said he walked through one of those puddles and said in that deep barotone voice, "These boots leak." He never changed expressions, never changed stride, just kept his eyes straight forward. It was not WHAT he said, but how he said it that made it so funny. He had a knack for that.
"Don't be sissy boy" was one of his old lines.
And remember the day he told Art Morrow to stick out his arms and the snake that he was afraid of would not swallow him.
There was no one better to fix electrical problems with a vehicle, and he was a great body man. He was a hard worker.
I've prayed many times for him as I go by his house, hoping he would find peace and be blessed. I guess he has both today.
Praying for the rest of you; I know there is a hole in your heart today.

Posted by Rita and Ayron Teater - Unionville, IA - friend   June 07, 2013

Helen and Frank,

We are so sorry for your loss of Paul. What wonderful memories we have a Paul that we will always remember. We hope you find comfort in your many good memories. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Janet and Gary Zellers - Scottsdale, AZ   June 07, 2013

Frank and Helen,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. I hadn't seen Paul since he was a teenager but remember him with a smile. May God continue to give you strength, comfort and peace in the days ahead.

Posted by Patti Slavin Richmond - Albia, IA   June 07, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with Paul and his family during this sad and difficult time. Remember all the good times and he will forever live in our hearts.

Posted by Jackie (Kinkade) and Glenn Appler - De Witt, IA   June 07, 2013

Frank and Helen, so very sorry for your loss. I will keep you and his family in my dialy prayers as you take one step at a time to go on with your life. Love and prayers.

Posted by Christine Dutton - Cedar Rapids, IA - frind of family   June 07, 2013

I am so sorry for ur loss. I will always remember Paul in my heart, as a part of my family, a good friend, a very hard workerr and so funny. I'll always remember what all he done for my parents. Being such a good friend to my Dad after Mom died, letting him come out to hang out when he got lonely. All the talks about life...good and bad sometimes for hours. I'm going to miss him a lot.

Posted by Juanita Henderson Schulty - Wellman, IA - friend/ ex-sister inlaw   June 07, 2013

a good friend that will be missed,.........(memory) he all ways had so say his Opinion , even if I didn't want to hear it but he was all ways right...a good man , a better friend...

Posted by Jeff Henderson - centerville, IA - friend,,,ex brother inlaw   June 07, 2013

My deepest sypathy to your family. Paul had a good heart and quick wit. I loved his sarcastic humor and "under his breath" comments. He was always making us laugh.
One memory that stands out was he was always late for the school bus every morning. He was always running out of the house half dressed. His shirt and shoes were in hand, but NEVER any socks! (I think John was running right there behind him!) By the time he arrived at school, he was always put together.
May the memories of Paul and the happy times you've shared be a source of light and comfort for you now. With love and sympathy,

Posted by Deanna Koehler Thierolf - Marion, KS - friend and classmate   June 07, 2013

Frank and Helen I am sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He was a good man that I am happy to have known.He taught me many things that i use in everyday life.If you need help with anything just ask and i will be there.

Posted by Lyle and Teri Jennings - Huxley, IA - friend   June 06, 2013

My Deepest Sympathy goes out to you Frank and Helen and the whole family.

Posted by Johnna kimberlin owens - Hamilton, IA - family friend   June 06, 2013

To Frank, Helen, Tracy, Rodney and the rest of the family - I am very sorry to hear about Paul's passing and I hope that you will all be able to lean on each other during this very sad time. Remember the good times and laughs that you shared.

Posted by Rhonda Singleton (Sharon Stajcar and Merle Singleton's daughter) - Golden, CO - cousin   June 06, 2013

My deepest sympathy to Frank,Helen and the rest of their family.

Posted by Kirk Fulton - Indianola, IA   June 06, 2013

Mark and I are so sorry on the passing of Paul. He would always tell people the same story about him riding in the car with me and my cousin. We got stoppped by the police and he knew we were going to jail. (we didnt). Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Posted by margrit Ballanger    June 06, 2013


We are so sorry for Paul's passing. What funny tales Tracy would tell of her time with Paul. You all have a great sense of humor and a wonderful family. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this unimaginable loss.

Posted by Cindy Bloomhall - Marion, IA - Friend of Tracy & Miss Helen   June 06, 2013

Please accept our sincere sympathy and prayers, and may your loving memories give you peace.

Posted by Dennis & Beverly Sisul Laurson - Centerville, IA   June 06, 2013

Paul we'll remember the good times we had at car shows etc. Thanks for being a good friend. We'll remember you always. Rest dear friend.

Posted by Dennis & Bonnie Lambert - Centerville, IA - friends   June 06, 2013


My deepest sympathy to Frankie & Helen and family. May God be with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Sue Moore Greer - Centerville, IA   June 06, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Paul in my high school English classes as polite and smart but a rather reluctant scholar. He preferred to sit at the back of the classroom so he could observe everyone and absorb everything on the periphery,of the action, so to speak. He usually had a twinkle in his eye and a slow, easy smile. He was well-liked by his peers and the faculty; he will be missed by all who knew him back then. Please know that I deeply regret Paul's passing.

Posted by Susan Montgomery - Kirksville, MO - Teacher   June 06, 2013

So very sorry for your loss! Paul was so kind and fun and a great friend. He will be missed by many. May God be with you and help you through this trying time!

Posted by carrie fenton probasco - drakesville, IA - friend   June 06, 2013

Helen, Frank and family, Our sincere and most deepest sympathy to each of you; we have fond memories as neighbors of Paul...always a smile..very kind hearted; would help and do anything for anyone. May God's love carry you thru and always. Ray and Ann Dutton and families

Posted by Ray and Ann Dutton - Colfax, IA - neighbors   June 05, 2013