Paul J. Cahill, 80, of Coralville, died peacefully Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at home surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 27 at St. Patrick’s Church with the Very Rev. Rudolph Juarez officiating. Burial with military honors followed at St. Joseph Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice or St. Patrick’s Church.
Paul was born May 20, 1933, in West Branch, the son of John A. and Teresa Fitzpatrick Cahill. He was a 1950 graduate of West Branch High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. Paul married Lois Ann Barry in 1953, and later divorced. On June 24, 1983, Paul married Nancy Schulte Boddicker who became his wife of 30 years. Paul was employed at Amana Refrigeration for over 32 years. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church where he and Nancy participated in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel for 21 years. Paul was also a member of the American Legion Post 721.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy; his three children, Pamela (Terry) Rogers of Kansas City, Mo., Joseph (Cindy) Cahill of North Charleston, S.C. and Timothy Cahill of Coralville; eight step-children, Renee (Tom) Clancy and Beverly (James) Docherty, both of St. Paul, Minn., Janet (Robert) Rampulla of Hiawatha, Amy (Mark) Copeland of Davenport, Julie (Doug) Lee of North Liberty, Neil (Kris) Boddicker of San Antonio, Texas, Catherine (Michael) Dochterman of Marion and Alan Boddicker of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Jennifer Neighbors, Sean Cahill, Joe Cahill , Colleen Cahill, Chance Cahill and Alex Rogers; step- grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Hannah, Elise, Michaela, Jennifer, Daniel, Laura, Kevin, Robert, Scott, Alyssa, Monica, Dustin, Jason, Nathan, Seth, Jacob, Zachary, Jacob and Trista; six great grandchildren and six step great-grandchildren. Paul is also survived by three sisters, Mary Catherine (Dan) Maher of Joliet, Ill., Marilyn Knapp of Saginaw, Mich., and Edna (Duane) Freking of Davenport; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lensingfuneral.com.