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Paul Davids

October 26, 1950 ~ September 7, 2021 (age 70)


Paul Raymond Davids was born October 26, 1950, to Raymond and Arline (Gilcrist) Davids, in Council Bluffs, Iowa.   

Paul was a 1970 graduate of Price Laboratory School. He went on to Westmar College in Le Mars, Iowa, where he graduated in 1975, majoring in industrial arts and minoring in music.

On June 30, 1979, he was united in marriage to Linda Wagenblast, in Holton, Kansas.  To this union they were blessed with four children: Michelle, Melinda, Monica and Matthew.

Paul worked for Central College food service and Pella Regional food service before retiring in 2014. He enjoyed good coffee, watching the Hawkeyes and singing with his kids and grandkids. He was very musically gifted both on his guitar and his vocals. For 39 years Paul was the cook for the Summer Assembly Church Camp.  He had a kind, generous spirit, with a deep faith. Paul was a charter member of United Methodist Church in Pella. He battled cancer and fought hard until the end.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Linda, and their family:

Michelle Davids and Keith Boot, Des Moines

            Charlotte, Theodore

Melinda Davids, Pella

Monica and Andrew Curl, West Des Moines


Matthew Davids, Pella

Paul is also survived by his siblings: John (Joyce) Davids of Marion, Iowa, Marcia (Joel) Gackle of Lewisville, Texas, Donald (Brenda) Davids of Council Grove, Kansas; his sister-in-law Sharon (Bill) Karns of Holton, Kansas, and many nieces and nephews. Paul is also survived by his constant companion, Tonic the dog.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Arline Davids, and his parents-in-law Clarence and Veda Wagenblast.


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Visitation With Family Present
September 17, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Funeral Service
September 18, 2021

10:00 AM
United Methodist Church
1414 University Ave
Pella, IA 50219

Interment following funeral service
September 18, 2021

Oakwood Cemetery
1308 Columbus Street
Pella, IA 50219

Please note
The family is requiring masks for the visitation and the funeral service. The funeral service will be Livestreamed on the United Methodist Church YouTube page.


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