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.