Ronald Paul

Ronald Dean Paul, 82, died Wednesday, August 25, 2021 following a sudden illness.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, August 30, 2021 at 1:30 PM at Lensing Oak Hill Funeral Home, 210 Holiday Road in Coralville. Rev. Rebecca Carver will officiate. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 to 3 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be directed to the Ronald D. Paul Memorial Fund c/o Green State Credit Union or to Boys Town

Ron was born on September 14, 1938 in Clarion, the son of William and Florence (Tuttle) Paul. On February 14, 1960 Ron married Joyce Goodrich in Kanawha.

Ron served in the US Navy from 1956 to 1962 and the Army Reserve.

Ron was a chef at the Coralville Hy-Vee for many years. Prior to that he was a chef at The Highlander Inn and the Iowa City Sheraton and Holiday Inn.

Ron was a member of First United Methodist Church, Coralville American Legion, the Coralville Optimists, and the Eagles. He was an official for baseball, softball, and basketball games with Iowa Boys and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Associations.

He enjoyed time spent bowling, gambling at the casino, watching Hallmark movies and Iowa Women’s Basketball. Most important to Ron was his family, especially his grandchildren.

Ron is survived by his loving wife, Joyce, and their children, Rocky Byers (Steve) of Oxford, William Paul of Des Moines, Dee Harris (Mickey) of Tiffin, and Sam Waller (Darrin) of Clarion; grandchildren, Angela, Amy, Derek, Mickey Jr., Tara, Morgan, Sydney, Taylor, Jenna, and Tabetha; great-grandchildren, Zoey, Charlee, Lawson, Derek Jr., Piper, Penelope, Jordan , and Jayden; seven great-great grandchildren; and his brother, Richard Paul (Anne) of Oswego, IL

Ron was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Betty.

The family would like to thank those who stopped to help. Your kindness will always be remembered.

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