G. W. “Bill” Paull, 95, died Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the Madison County Memorial Hospital in Winterset.
A visitation will be held from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, June 24, at Ochiltree Funeral Service in Winterset; with family present to receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 25, at Ochiltree Funeral Service. Burial will be in the Winterset Cemetery with military honors by the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 8142 and American Legion Post 184 of Winterset. Memorials may be directed to Monument & Cannon Restoration c/o Farmers and Merchants Bank and/or Rebuild Cedar Bridge c/o the Madison County Chamber. Online condolences may be left at ochiltree.com.
George William Paull, was born October 8, 1922, in Gibson, Iowa, the son of Harvey L. and Anna (Thompson) Paull. They moved to Winterset, Iowa in 1935. He graduated from Winterset High School in 1940 and attended Coe College for three years before enlisting in the Military Service in WWII. Later, he owned Paull Construction, Plumbing and Heating; retiring in 1978.
He married Charlotte Sandy on December 5, 1942, before serving with the Army from April 1943 to December 1945. His overseas combat was with the 129th Infantry and Chemical Warfare of the 37th Division, in the Pacific, from the landing on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands to and including Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines. He was awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star by the US Government for bravery in action on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands. Bill was an active member of the Masonic Lodge, Kiwanis, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Madison County Historical Society having served for many years on its Board and the Presbyterian Church where he was a member since 1935 and he especially enjoyed the Republican political party.
Bill is survived by his three children, Charlotte Ann Davis of La Quinta, CA, George W. (Debra) Paull, Jr. of Wellston, OK and Barbara (Jack) Jackson of Batavia, IA. He is also survived by five grandchildren (Michael (Acelia) Kochel and James (Teresa) Kochel; John (Jessica) Paull; Emily (Christopher) Leet and Michael (Rebekah) Griswold); ten great grandchildren (Giorgie, Mack and Shealee Paull; Stephanie Kochel; Zach, Trevor and Brandon Kochel; Gibson, Benjamin and Elizabeth Leet; and Michael Jr., Bradley, Kate, and Colton Griswold); two step great grandchildren (Taylor and Rylan); and special friend, Beverly Allsup.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Charlotte in January 2012; his brother, Harvey C. Paull; sons-in-law, Don Griswold and Bob Davis.