Celebration of Life Services: Will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Fontanelle. A luncheon will be held at the church immediately following the services. Pastor Steven Broers will officiate the service.
Open Visitation: Will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Fontanelle from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Fontanelle from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Paul Walter Herr was born June 17, 1955, In Greenfield, Iowa, to parents Walter Paul and Marian Elizabeth (Umbaugh) Herr. He grew up on a farm south of Fontanelle where he later raised his family. He was baptized July 31, 1955 by Pastor Lutz and confirmed May 4, 1969 by Pastor Burrack at Emmanuel Lutheran Church Fontanelle, Iowa. Paul attended Bridgewater-Fontanelle and graduated with the Class of 1973. He attended Iowa State University winter quarter.
Paul thoroughly loved farming with his father. He was not happy until he was covered with dirt from his head to his toes! On August 23, 1986, he was united in marriage to Virginia Mary Edson and blessed with three daughters, Alyse Naomi, Rachel Mary, and Susan Elizabeth. Paul was always ready to lend a helping hand and served on the church council, Adair County Cattlemen, Adair County Fair Board and the Farmers Lumber Board. He supported his children in their church, school, sports, and 4-H activities.
Paul was preceded in death by his mother Marian Elizabeth (Umbaugh) Herr and two nieces Kelly Kay Bachhuber and Sara Elizabeth McKibban.
He is survived by his father Walter Herr, wife Virginia Herr and daughters Alyse (Daniel) Dreher of Adair, Rachel (Kelly) Hall of Fontanelle, Susan (Dillon) McDowell of Stuart: his sisters Barbara (Steve) McKibban of Greenfield, Paula (Jack) Bachhuber of Urbandale, and Marcia (John) Plett of Gladbrook; grandchildren Alexis and James Dreher of Adair and Dean and Mary Hall of Fontanelle; Parents-in-law Vearl & Mary Edson, Fredericksburg; Sister-in-laws Janet (Walter) Wendland, Patricia (Lawrnie) Seamans, Suzette (Phillip) Kies, Ruth (Kevin) Litchfield and brother-in-law Charles Edson, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.