In Memory of

Paul L. Naab

June 7, 1950 - September 7, 2018


Paul Lawrence Naab, 68 of Cherokee, Iowa passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness on Sept. 7 at Cherokee Regional Medical Center.

 Paul was born June 7, 1950 in Mason City, Iowa and grew up outside of Ocheyedan, Iowa. After graduating from Ocheyedan High School in 1968, Paul attended Black Hills State University in Spearfish.

 He joined the Cherokee Police Department in 1971 and then joined the Osceola Sheriff’s Office a year later. He returned to the Cherokee PD in 1977 where he worked until 2005 when he retired as a Captain. During his time with the CPD, he had many assignments which included training coordinator, reserve unit liaison, special traffic enforcement program coordinator, and rode motor patrol where he found his passion for riding Harley Davidson motorcycles.

 An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed taking his boys hunting and fishing. He never missed a grandchild’s birthday party and would keep everyone laughing with one his tales of adventure or bringing up his four wild children. He was also a member of the Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.  

 He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Valerie, sons Troy (Rachel) Naab of Council Bluffs, Jeremy (Lindsay Washburn) McClure of Sioux City, daughter Danielle (Philip) Fuentez of Superior, son Josh (Meghan) McClure of Sioux City, 12 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Lawrence and Lorna (Jones) Naab and his granddaughter Sarah.

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A Celebration of life and time of sharing service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.

Honorary Bearers

Frank Mikolz
Bill Jentz
Larry Goodrich
James Lewallen
Brian Wiersma
Roger Hultman

Public visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.

In accordance with Paul’s wishes, there will be
no formal or graveside service.  


Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 2:54 PM
“I have many memories of Paul and they are all very positive. Paul played a big role in my career. He was very helpful to all of us new guys and it didn't matter what department you were with. I hoped to be able to make it back today but unfortunately can't make it. Just know that Paul has my respect and I send prayers to the entire family. ”
- Michael McDonald
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 8:59 AM
“I will so miss Paul at our twice a week twice a week coffee “solve the world problem” sessions at Danny’s . Paul’s kind, dry sense of humor, always seemed to leave you with a better outlook things. He was a good guy. ”
- Brian and Jan Wiersema
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 6:17 PM
“ He is gone too soon. I was a classmate of Paul's at Ocheyedan High School. My deepest sympathy to Valerie and family at this difficult time. He will be remembered fondly. ”
- Karen (Rozema) Elder
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 9:08 AM
“Valarie and family, you have our deepest sympathy . Paul was a classmate of mine and we had many fun times and great memories.
RIP and we’ll meet again someday.
Deepest Sympathy to all your families
Char (Wells) Bockman”
- Char Bockman
Monday, September 10, 2018 at 3:31 PM
“Please accept my condolences with the passing of Paul. He was a great laison for the Cherokee Police Rserves and it was my privilege to have riden with him.

Steve Fassler”
- Steve Fassler
Monday, September 10, 2018 at 3:31 PM
“enjoyed working with Paul. He was a fine officer . My condolences to all the family ”
- Roz Morgan
Monday, September 10, 2018 at 3:31 PM
“Our deepest sympathy from Blue Knights Iowa III
"Ride With Pride" ”
- Rick and Maureen Fedson - Blue Knights Iowa III
Monday, September 10, 2018 at 3:31 PM
“Remembering fun times and laughter from the high school trumpet section. Paul, playing taps for you. R.I.P.”
- Bobbi Reiste Youde
Monday, September 10, 2018 at 8:45 AM
“Rest In Peace, Paul!!
- Ron and Jan Witcombe
Monday, September 10, 2018 at 8:45 AM
“Sending our sympathies to all. ”
- Todd & Kay Suhr
Monday, September 10, 2018 at 8:45 AM
“I’m sorry for your loss.He was a great cop and loved to visit everybody and will be missed”
- Melissa Eberly
Monday, September 10, 2018 at 8:45 AM

So sorry to hear about Paul's passing. He was a classmate and good friend. Sympathy to his family.”
- DruLene Meyer
Monday, September 10, 2018 at 8:45 AM
“Valerie, our condolences to you and your family. I was saddened to hear of the sudden death of your husband. I know that each grieving experience is different. If you want to talk im available. I couldn't have done it without the support of my family. It also helped me to attend a grief group. Our prayer and love to you and yours. ”
- Laurie Breyfogle Giammarino
Monday, September 10, 2018 at 8:45 AM
“Val and family, so sorry to hear this, i always enjoyed visiting with Paul, he had a unique way of looking at life and people!”
- corrine lundell
Monday, September 10, 2018 at 8:45 AM
“To Val and family....I just learned of Paul's passing and I'm grief-stricken. Steve and I have shared many movies with him lately. He was a forever friend. One I didn't see often but we had history from working together at the police department in the good days...caring about each other and having each other's back and being able to pick up where we left off....he was a forever friend and I will cherish the moments we shared. You are in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Susan Casey
Monday, September 10, 2018 at 8:45 AM
“It was with sadness that I found out about Paul leaving the world unexpectedly. In contemplating his loss it occurred to me that Paul and Val had about as big an impact and part in my life as my own family. I spent many of my formative years close by as I was probably at your home as much as I was at my own. I know Paul's sense of duty to others is in some part why I joined the military and even though I am guessing, why Jeremy joined as well. People like Paul leave an empty space in this world when they leave it. I know he will be missed, I will miss those times that we crossed paths when I was back home, visiting family. I wish I was able to be there in person to tell you how sorry I am that he is gone.”
- Jerud Cozine
Monday, September 10, 2018 at 8:45 AM
“I am sorry to hear of Paul's passing. I have many memories of our times spent together. ”
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