In Memory of

Darwin Paeper

November 3, 1943 - September 26, 2015
Darwin Dean Paeper, the son of Chris and Leone (Spencer) Paeper, was born on November 3, 1943, in Sioux City, IA. He grew up in Newell, IA, and graduated from Newell High School in 1962. On October 11, 1963, he was united in marriage to Beverly Waterman at the Methodist Church in Newell. They lived in Storm Lake, Newell and Ida Grove, before settling in Cherokee, IA. Darwin knew the value of hard work. His career included working for the railroad in Storm Lake, as an assistant at the Mental Health Institute in Cherokee, and at the landfill in Cherokee. When he wasn't working, Darwin enjoyed fishing, hunting and he especially liked being around cars. His first job was in his dad's body shop. He had a deep love for his family, and loved being a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Following a difficult battle with a heart condition, Darwin passed away at his home in Cherokee on Saturday, September 26, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and a brother. He is survived by his wife Beverly; his children: Larry (Lisa Ashley) of Cherokee, Mike (Laura) of Milford, IA, and Lisa Westcott (Kevin Kroll) of Cherokee; grandchildren: Chris Paeper, Amanda Paeper, John Friedrichsen, Brooke Paeper, Trent Sutter, Josh (Michelle) Sauter, James Westcott, Michael Paeper, Jr., Dana (Lindsey) Wendt, Ashley (Matt) Cooke, and Sara (Kyle) Meyer; two brothers, Arlo Paeper of Omaha, NE and Jim Shipley of Minneapolis, MN; two step-sisters, Betty Dahlke and Colleen Blackbird; 11 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
11:00 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Carey Hetrick
Josh Sauter James Westcott Michael Paeper, Jr. Christopher Paeper John Friedrichsen Dana Wendt
3-7:00 p.m., Monday, Sept. 28, also at the funeral home.
'You'll Never Walk Alone' 'The Old Rugged Cross'
Oakland Cemetery Sac City, Iowa Offiating - Michelle Spitler


Monday, September 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry about Darwin. My sympathies to Bev. and the family.”
- Janice Cline
Monday, September 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Bill and I send you prayers during this time. Bill has good memories of your family Beverly. He often talks about the good times. Try to stay strong during this time and remember the good times”
- William and Lana Geary
Monday, September 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“We are so sorry to hear about Darwin. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Terry and Judy Reusch”
- judy reusch
Monday, September 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Larry and family...Your Dad was a great guy and I'm glad I met him when I worked in Cherokee over the years...May he rest in peace.”
- Loren Lunders
Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Memories last forever in those years you both shared, may you find peace and love and comfort from all those who care. Our deepest sympathies to you Beverly, we know how much you will miss Darwin. Much Love to you and your family.”
- Ron & Sandi Geary
Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry for your loss!!”
- Harry
Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the whole family. I will remember his great humor.”
- Judy Fredericksen
Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers Bev.”
- mary haselhoff
Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Im sorry to hear about your loss,He was a great guy,and will be missed very much”
- Melissa Eberly
Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“We are so sorry to hear the loss of Darwin. He will be greatly missed. Just remember he is no longer suffering. I will always remember him walking around or standing outside of the Lewis apartments. ”
- Lindsay Pelletier
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