In Memory of

DuWayne Henry Pauling

September 11, 1931 - May 8, 2019
From: Paullina, IA


DuWayne H. Pauling, the son of William F. and Ella M. (Richter) Pauling, was born September 11, 1931, near Germantown, IA. He was baptized on September 30, 1931 at his parent’s home. He was later confirmed on June 10, 1945, at St. John Lutheran Church in Germantown, Iowa. His childhood years were spent on the farm near Germantown. He attended school through 8th grade at St. John Lutheran School in Germantown.

 On August 26, 1951 DuWayne was united in marriage to Joyce Puhrmann at St. John Lutheran Church in Germantown. He farmed west of Larrabee, IA until his health condition forced him to switch professions in 1963. They moved to acreage near Paullina, IA and he sold for Moorman’s Manufacturing until he retired in 1988. He later drove school bus for Area 12 for the next 15 years. In 1993, he moved with Joyce to Paullina. Following Joyce’s passing, DuWayne was united in marriage to Iris Frerk on August 25, 2012, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland, IA.

 DuWayne enjoyed fast pitch softball in his early years. He umpired softball for area fast pitch teams and for area high school baseball teams, and was a member of the Paullina/South O’Brien football chain crew for 30 years, where he worked the annual Shrine Bowl in 1998. He was extremely proud and passionate about his large garden. His family and friends always left with garden produce throughout the gardening season. He also enjoyed fishing and playing cards with family and friends.

 DuWayne passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at his home. He was preceded in death by his first wife Joyce Pauling; great-grandchildren, Tyler Moffat and Matthew Admire; his parents; one sister; and one brother.

 He will lovingly be remembered by his wife of six years, Iris Pauling of Paullina, IA; his children: Kent (Terri) Pauling of Le Mars, IA, Cal Pauling of Spirit Lake, IA, Beth (Patrick) Shea of Cedar Falls, IA, and Dawn (John) Gilles of Sioux City, IA; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two sisters, as well as several nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.


A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 11th at Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina, Iowa.

Rev. Daniel Wagner will officiate
"Amazing Grace"

Organist- Andela Johannsen
Prairie View Cemetery, Paullina


Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 10:09 AM
“To all of DuWayne's family you have our deepest sympathies. You will miss him deeply. You are in our prayers.”
- Margaret (Medick) and Mike Jellings
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11:02 AM
“Dwayne worked for me 3 years harvesting. Was much apprecieated. Always dependable. Was a great man. Thoughts are out to the family.”
- Larry AppeldornAppe
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11:02 AM
“Kent & Teri and Family. my condolences for your loss. Losing one's Farther is an event that push's one heart outward. never ready, but always mindful, life is precious. Memories are now part of your future, legacy of him is your life lived will, in his honor.”
- Jeff Sander
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 7:45 AM
“To DuWayne's family my deepest sympathy. DuWayne was a wonderful man and a lot of fun. I am sure you will miss him greatly, and my prayers are with you all.”
- Terry Medick Borkenhagen
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 11:58 AM
“We were saddened to see this yesterday. You have our deepest sympathy in your loss. We always enjoyed visiting with him and Iris and will miss him now. Our prayers will be with you in the coming days as you say goodbye to a good man.”
- Loren & Mary Ellen Reyelts
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 11:58 AM
“Cal, we are so sorry to hear about your Dad. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. ”
- Bob & Lavon Montgomery
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