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1935 Paul 2020

Paul Calhoun

February 13, 1935 — November 18, 2020

Paul Wesley Calhoun was born in Grand City, MO, February 13, 1935, to Percy and Ester (Porter) Calhoun. He passed Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at Jenny Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA, of complications of Covid-19. He graduated from Grant City School. On June 8, 1955, Paul married Louise Marie Priest.

Paul started out working for Nelson’s Trucking and Warin Oil Co. in Mt. Ayr, IA. They later moved to Atlantic in 1967 where he became the manager of the Warin Oil Truck Stop, working there for 40 years. Paul also worked for Farmers Cooperative Gas Station until his retirement. For many years, Paul and Louise had a concession stand at the Vais Auction House, where Paul loved making popcorn with his popcorn machine.

Many who knew Paul, knew he loved spending time with family and friends. Paul was a very kind and thoughtful person. He always went out of his way to help someone in need. Paul enjoyed many things in life including playing cards, woodworking, bowling, badminton, ping-pong, pool, and watching Matlock and Perry Mason on TV.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Calhoun Slepski; his parents, Percy and Ester; brothers, Jack (Maryland) and Chuck (Mary); and a sister, Maxine Eckerle.

He is survived by his wife, Louise; sons, Terry and Ron Calhoun of Anita, IA; daughter, Saundra Kitzman of Pierre, SD; grandchildren, Jason (Jen) Calhoun, Aaron (Kristian) Calhoun, Jonathan (KC) Calhoun, Josh (Audrey) Moffit, Jessica (Cody) Barker, Elijah Kitzman, Dora (Robert) Roiser and Sarah Slepski; and 17 great-grandchildren.

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