|Paul Sherman Lumpa
May 24, 1932–March 7, 2014
|Paul Lumpa age 81, of Monticello, died Friday evening, March 7, 2014 at the Shady Rest Care Center, Cascade with his family by his side.
Funeral services were held Thursday morning March 13, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church, with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery, Monticello with Military Honors. Friends called from 4 until 8 Wednesday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello. Rev. Al Polito officiated at the services.
Surviving are his wife of sixty years Phyllis, four children, Diane (Rob) Gesie, Sue (Jim) Coleman, David Lumpa and special friend, Wendy Kauder, all of Monticello, Carol Lumpa-Dunn, Ruskin, Florida; six grandchildren and families, Jason (Kelly) Dettbarn, and family, Lauren, Kade and Owen, Dustin (Samantha) Lumpa and daughter, Mila, Jasmine (Andy) Norman, and son Cody, Dillon (Amy) Heinsius, Taylor Gesie, Dallas Lumpa. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Wayne and Bob, and a sister Mabel Hobart.
Paul Sherman Lumpa was born May 24, 1932 at Iowa City, the son of Fred and Alvina (Neimeyer) Lumpa. He graduated from City High School in Iowa City in 1950. Paul then worked construction in Cedar Rapids and Independence. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Paul was stationed at Harmon Air Force Base in Newfoundland. Paul and Phyllis Cox were married April 19, 1953 at the First Presbyterian Church in Monticello.
Following his return from service Paul worked at Monticello Implement for sixteen years. In 1970 they opened Paul and Phyl's Family Store in Monticello. In 1973 he started C&L Dryer, a business he still operated at the time of his death. His motto was: "I service what I sell". In 1994 as a stockholder of Faroex LTD, in Gimli, Canada, he was elected Vice President of the company.
Family was important to Paul. He was a little league coach, a cub scout and boy scout leader, a Rainbow Dad and a Demolay Dad. He was a member of Burns Lodge #147, Schreiner Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, forty year member of the Lions Club and a past-District Governor. He served his church as well, being a member for sixty years, and served as an elder for two terms.
He loved to travel with Phyllis and the family. They had visited 48 of the 50 states. He also enjoyed camping with friends, gardening, taking care of his yard, and fishing trips.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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