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Lynford E. Pauling

October 7, 1926 — January 7, 2005


BORN: October 7, 1926 ~ Paullina, Iowa

PASSED AWAY: January 7, 2005 ~ Hartley, Iowa

10:30 A.M. Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Zion Lutheran Church, Paullina, Iowa
Pastor Karl Eckhoff, officiating

No. 510 “Be Still My Soul”
No. 512 “Lord Take my Hand and Lead Me”
No. 264 “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”
Organist: Alice Fintel

Les Fiddelke Warren Fiddelke
Randy Unrau Mike Ebel
Tim Pauling Doug Ebel

Graveside Service
9:45 A.M. Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Prairie View Cemetery ~ Paullina, Iowa
Military flag presentation by the Russell West Post #95 of the American Legion of Paullina

Arrangements under the care of
Gaudian~Eldridge Funeral Home, Paullina, Iowa

After today’s service, relatives and friends are invited
to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.


Lynford E. Pauling was born the son of Ehlon and Ida (Fiddelke) Pauling, October 7, 1926 in Paullina, Iowa. He received his early education in Zion Lutheran Parochial School and graduated from Paullina High School in 1944. He was united in marriage to Helen Smith on September 5, 1944 in Sioux City, Iowa. On January 5, 1945, he was drafted into the United States Navy, where he served on the Aircraft Carrier USS Solomons until the ship’s decommissioning and his discharge in May of 1946. He resumed work in Young’s Grocery and Market until he purchased the business from Francis Young in June of 1948, and then continued to operate this store for 37 years. Lynny took pride in satisfying the customer’s meat orders and was proud that he sold very little pre-packaged meat. During the years in business he took 3 vacations and had only 3 sick days. His retirement years he worked for Langes Café, Shirk and Barama pharmacies and was booking agent for the American Legion. The couple moved to Hartley in 2001 to be near their daughter and husband. Lynny moved into the Wellness Center in September and to the Mann Wing both in Hartley in December of 2004. Two children were born to the couple, Dennis Pauling of Austin, TX and Susan Schulz of Hartley, IA. The Paulings observed the 60th year of their High School graduation and of their marriage this past fall.
Lynny was confirmed and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church until 2003, when he joined St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Hartley, he was a member of Paullina Chamber of Commerce; Russell West Post #95 American Legion; treasurer of the Paullina Golf Course; played on the Paullina Lakers semi-pro baseball team in the 50’s; served as a volunteer worker to promote the Wonderland Theater and supported many school activities and projects. He was a fan of the NY Yankees, also an Iowa Hawkeye and Paullina Panther fan for many years. He was a faithful servant for his mother-in-law, Mabel Smith in her later years. He was proud of his family and enjoyed taking part in their school and church activities and projects.
He leaves his wife, Helen; his children, Dennis and Sharon Pauling of Austin, TX and Susan and Dr. Mark Schulz of Hartley, IA; five grandchildren and their families: Kristen and Trek Doyle and son Cason; Freddie and Jennifer Garcia and daughters, Abbey and Mia of Austin, TX; Chris and Kami Schulz and son Kyler of Denison, IA; Dr. Todd and Melissa Schulz of Memphis, TN; and Sarah Schulz of Austin, TX; three brothers, Kenneth and LaDonna Pauling of Paullina, IA; Pastor Delayne Pauling of Chicago, ILL; Bradley and Sharmalee of Bella Vista, AR; and brother-in-law, Jack Mahnke of Sioux City, IA and their children.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, David Pauling; a sister, Linda Mahnke and her son, Mark and his wife’s parents.
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