Paul W. Haley
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 15, 2019, at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Jesup, IA. Burial was in the church cemetery with military rites conducted by Pump-Scheer American Legion Post #342 of Jesup. Visitation was from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 14 at the White Funeral Home, Jesup, IA, where there was a Parish Rosary at 4:00 p.m. and Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation continued for an hour before services Friday at the church.
Memorials will be directed to St. Athanasius School and Pump Scheer American Legion Post #342 in Jesup or to Cedar Valley Hospice. Online condolences may be posted at www.White-MtHope.com.
Paul was born May 30, 1930, in Independence, IA, the son of Warren W. Haley and Estrid Annette (Johnson) Haley. He graduated from Jesup High School with the class of 1948. Paul served in the US Army from 1951 – 1953, seeing active duty in Korea and then remained in the Army reserves until 1976. On November 14, 1953, he was united in marriage to Connadena Ann Kurtz in Jesup where they made their home and raised their family. Connie preceded him in death in 1999. On October 15, 2004, he married Delores P. (Kuchar) DeWald in Jesup. Paul worked as a supervisor for Rath Packing Company in Waterloo; was the custodian at St. Athanasius church, school, and cemetery for a number of years; he was an active member of Pump-Scheer American Legion Post #342 and a member of St. Athanasius Church. He coached basketball teams at St. A's, plus he umpired and supported Jesup Little League teams for many years. He also enjoyed woodworking.
Paul is survived by his wife, Delores DeWald of Jesup; two sons, David Haley and his wife, Becky Montgomery, of St. Paul, MN, Thomas Haley and his wife, Deb Haley, of Pella, IA; two daughters, Susan Haley and her husband Gary Luxon of Boerne, TX, Barbara Hand of Alburnett, IA; 2 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 1 step-great-grandchild. His parents; first wife, Connie; son in law, Michael Hand; one sister, Annette Benjamin Valdez and one brother, John Haley, preceded him in death.