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OBIT: Marlyn Paul

Marlyn Albert Paul, the son of Albert and Elnora (Neubauer) Paul was born on July 8, 1935 in Iowa Falls, Iowa. He passed away on January 4, 2022 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Marlyn graduated from Alden High School in 1953. He married Evelyn Grupe on February 21, 1953 in Alden, Iowa. Marlyn and Evelyn would have been married 69 years in February. The couple made their home in rural Swea City where they raised seven children and farmed from 1953-2003. He won numerous corn yield contests over the years. They were big supporters of 4-H and FFA.

Marlyn raised purebred Duroc and Hampshire hogs. He worked as a crop adjuster for several years, as well as a salesman for Vigortone Feed Company. Marlyn served on the North Kossuth School Board for many years. He was a great supporter of his children and grandchildren’s sports and activities.

Marlyn and Evelyn moved to Alamo, Texas in 2014 and moved back to Emmetsburg in November 2021.

He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Swea City and Zion Lutheran Church in Alamo, Texas and held numerous church offices. Marlyn and Evelyn liked visiting the Amish, he even had an Amish Horse, “Darkie”, and buggy. He loved to give rides to everyone, especially the grandkids. Marlyn had Belgian horses and a wagon he enjoyed driving in parades.

Marlyn is survived by his children, Sandra Larsen, Swea City, Michael (Susan) Paul, Lafayette, Indiana, John (Sharon) Paul, Swea City, Jeanette (Craig) Barslou, Algona, SueAnne (Brian) Deitering, Emmetsburg, and Albert (Lynn) Paul, Ismay, Montana; 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Kathy Paul, Armstrong; sister, Phyllis Clemens; and his sisters-in-law, Susan Newhall and Donna Grupe; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and many other extended family members and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Paul on November 17, 2021, parents, Albert and Elnora Paul; father and mother-in-law, Henry and Clara (Ellefson) Grupe; a son, Steven Paul; son-in-law, Steven Larsen on December 6, 2021, grandson, Daniel Larsen on December 18, 2021 and brother-in-law, Tom Clemens.

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