Kenneth Ted Paul, 87, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids from a cerebral hemorrhage. A funeral service was held May 3 at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Marion. Burial was at Layfayette Cemetery in rural Alburnett.
Ted is survived by six children, Karen (Ray) Frerick of Ankeny, Sandra Harms of North Liberty, Judith Schatzle of Cedar Rapids, Janene (Lonnie) Oliphant of Toddville, Kenneth (Jill) Paul of Marion, Evan (Trisha) Paul of Center Point. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters, Kathleen DeSotel of Central City, Alberta (Eddie) Begley of Marion; and his brother, Everett (Ann) Paul of Lawrenceville, Ga.
Kenneth was born Aug. 8, 1926, to Ernest and Ada (Wells) Paul in Center Point. He married Norma Jene Fare Sept. 10, 1944. They were married for 60 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Ada Paul; his wife, Norma Jene Paul; brothers, Robert, Gerald, Darwin, Ernie, infants Merle and Melvin; half-brother, Roger; brother-in-law, Robert DeSotel; sister-in-law, Albia Paul; and son-in-law, Edwin Harms.
His love of farming began in 1948 and was never ending. He also worked for 35 years at Iowa Manufacturing in Cedar Rapids. He then was employed by the Cedar Rapids Gazette and later ran a small freight route business before retiring. Ted’s two loves were his family and his farm.
Please sign the online guest book for Kenneth at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.