John F. Paulus, Jr.

john paulus, jr.
John F. Paulus, Jr., age 81, of Ionia, IA died Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Cedar Health in Charles City, IA. John Francis Paulus was born on November 21, 1930 to John and Helen (Krapp) Paulus near Nora Springs, IA. He attended school in Nora Springs and country school near Deerfield. On September 27, 1949, he was united in marriage to his loving wife, JoAnn Dowd at Immaculate Conception Church in Charles City. His lifelong passion was farming so the couple made their home on a farm in rural Ionia where they have lived their entire married life. John enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, playing cards and spending time with his family at the family farm pond that he built. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Knights of Columbus, Moose Lodge and a lifetime member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. John is survived by his wife of 62 years, JoAnn of Ionia; the couple’s children, Jean (Ed) Hegtvedt of Charles City, Roger (Judy) Paulus of Elma, Judy (Mike) Gebel of Lawler, Joe (Jane) Paulus of Ionia and Shelly (Troy) Reicks of Charles City; grandchildren, Jerry (Julie) Hegtvedt, Kim (Lon) Isakson, Wendy (Lenny) Luft, Julie (Aaron) Boge, Jon (Amy) Paulus, Ryan (Katie) Paulus, Amber (Adam) Markham, Amy (Josh) Reis, Jeremy (Roxanne) Hyke, Brittany (Paul) Damjanovic, Brandon Diesburg, Chris Paulus, Matt Paulus, Kelli Paulus, Quinten Reicks and Marjie Reicks; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Eunice Paulus of Renton, WA and Doris Olson of Osage, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Marjorie; grandson, Justin Hyke; brother, Gerald Paulus; twin brothers in infancy; sister, Patricia Gilbert and brothers-in-law, Alvin Gilbert and Robert Olson. Cemetery: Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in North Washington. Memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice or Hospice of North Iowa. with a 4:30pm rosary and a 7:30pm scriptural wake service at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the mass on Friday. at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington with Father Mark Osterhaus and Msgr. John Hemann celebrating.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline


  1. JoAnn and family: Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Gary and Mary Lou Ries

  2. Joe, Judy , Jane and entire Paulus family are thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Hold on to the memories they truely are treasures.

  3. Our deepest sympathy to the entire Paulus family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Karen & Jamie Heit

  4. So sorry for this sad time! We have lots of good memories of Junior! Sending hugs and prayers to all of you!

  5. So sorry to hear about the passing of Jr. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers

  6. Dear Paulus Family
    Sending you my sympathies for the loss of your Father and loved one. He had a great life. May his memories live on in your heart. I had been a classmate to Judy and still think back to my roots! Take care,

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We will always remember our trip to Las Vegas with your parents Joe. It was so much fun! We are sure that his memories will help you through. Love, David and Jeanne

  8. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. This is one of the most difficult things we must face in our life. May it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. God assures us at Psalms 34:18 that he is near to those broken in heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. Jesus also promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again. Jesus own words found at John 5:28,29 tells us there will be a resurrection. What a wonderful hope! God says that soon on the earth there will be no more pain, suffering and especially death at Revelation 21:3-5 We anxiously await the day when we will no longer lose those we love. May these bible thoughts bring you comfort at this most difficult time.

  9. Shelly & Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May family and fond memories comfort you during this difficult time.

  10. Shelly and family – our condolences to you on the passing of your father. You are in our thoughts and prayers. David and Dawn Bill

  11. Shelly and family—our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May he rest in peace. Tony and Becky Zwanziger

  12. The entire Family Pickar, are so sorry to hear of your loss.
    I always enjoyed stopping at the house when I was selling Moorman Feeds.
    Mom, Ann Pickar sends her special condolences.

    John Pickar7d250

  13. Joanne and family.We are remembering lots of good times growing up and all the get togethers we had over the years.Great memories are what keeps us going .God Bless Junior let him be at peace finally.
    Bob and Sharon

  14. Judy and the Paulus Family- Our deepest sympathy to you following the death of your dad. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing you happy days ahead with the many wonderful memories of your dad. Nancy

  15. My prayer and support are with you, JoAnn and your family. God’s graces will sustain you.

  16. To JoAnn and the entire Paulus family… We are sure thinking about you all and the fond memories of Jr. as a great neighbor, for so many years.

  17. To Shelly and the entire family, deepest and most sincere sympathies during this time. May God bless you all.

  18. To the family….Throughout my years at ASCS/CFSA/FSA I have had many visits with Jr. at the counter. What a very nice and understanding man he was. You have our sympathy and may you enjoy your memories.

  19. I am so sorry for your loss! You have my sympathy and prayers. May the precious memories sustain you during this rough time.

  20. To the entire Paulus family, we are so sorry for your loss!!! Death is never an easy thing to deal with whether it is sudden or we are somewhat prepared for it! I was very blessesd to grow up with all of you! And have many fond memories of all of you that I will always treasure! Jr. is at peace now and our thought and prayers go out to you all!He was truely a wonderful man! God bless you all! Denise,Darren, and Walter

  21. To the Paulus Family–Our condolences to all of you in the passing of your father, grand-father. Prayers to all of you.

  22. Troy and family, We were so saddened to hearing of your father-in-law’s passing. You and your entire family are in our thoughts. We will be thinking of your family as you face the days ahead.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

  1. Light a Candle
  2. Light a Candle
  3. Light a Candle
  4. Light a Candle
  5. Light a Candle
  6. Light a Candle
  7. Light a Candle
  8. Light a Candle