Paul Damon
January 25, 1935 - May 10, 2017

Paul “Toby” Damon, 82, of Oelwein passed away on Wednesday May 10, 2017 following an accident.  A memorial open House will be held from 1:00-3:00 PM on Friday May 19, 2017 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein.  A memorial fund has been established.

Paul was born on January 25, 1935 in Hazleton, Iowa the son of Ralph and Fern (Woodward) Damon.  He graduated from Oelwein High School with the class of 1953.  On April 2, 1953 he was united in marriage with Betty Saathoff in Oelwein.  Paul began his salesman career with Keniston Packing Plant in Oelwein.  He later retired from Whitmore Brokerage Co. in Des Moines.  In his retirement years, he and his wife Betty managed Lakeview Mobile Home Court in Oelwein.  Paul was always in his field on his John Deere; mowing, mowing, mowing.  He received the Positively Oelwein Spiffy and Clapper awards for keeping the Mobile Home Court in top shape.

In his earlier years, you could find him on the ball diamond playing slow pitch, anywhere a cribbage game was going on or at a neighborhood game of horseshoes.  Paul taught gun safety classes and was involved in the Boy Scouts.  He loved nature, birds and especially hiking, hunting and canoeing.  His life was for his family, wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandson.  He was the Yin to Betty’s Yang.

Paul is survived by his wife; his loving children: Jim (Teresa) Damon and Jody Sue Damon of Oelwein; his grandchildren: James (Ariel) Damon, Calvin Damon and Andrea (James) Ricchio; his great-grandson Emmit Ricchio; his brothers: Fred (Joyce) Damon of Tama and Aaron (Denise) Damon of Pekin, IL; his brother-in-law George (Donna) Saathoff of Oelwein; his sisters-in-law: Genevive Damon of Oelwein, Carol Damon of Waterloo, Becky Saathoff of Oelwein, Bernice (Dick) Keejan of Arizona, Delma (Roland) Abbot of Oelwein and Colorado, Margie (Jim) Adams of Clinton and Florida, Deloris (Gayle) Tellin of Westgate and Judy (George) Adams of Clinton; many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a son at birth; his parents; his sisters: Irene, Midge, Marilynn and Deloris; his brothers: Ralph, George, John and Robert.

He was a silent man who will be missed.  

 

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Michelle Ullrick (daughter of Darlene Weishaar) on May 20, 2017 at 11:55 AM said:

You all have our deepest of all deepest condolences. No words can say "I am so sorry" at a time like this. I try to think what would I want to hear if it were me....I don't know. Please know as tragic as this was .... please may God comfort you as you sort through all of this. There will be many tears. God sees them all and each tear matters to your Loving Father God. He loves all of you. God is a Loving God.

I encourage you to trust that God didn't take Toby from you. God is not a God who does that. We cannot know the reason things happen. But, our Father God, His Son Jesus ... and the Precious Holy Spirit are all about Love. The sweet Trinity is loving all of you. Comforting all of you, healing all of you, and even grieving with you. May you feel wrapped in the arms of your Lord and Savior Jesus.

Trust that Toby is not "gone". He is in another, better realm. He is still loving each and every one of you. Probably even more than ever before. He knows you miss him so greatly. He'd probably say he was sorry if he could. May you also feel Toby's love and warm presence always. So many hugs to all of you. Comfort is around you. Prayers abound with you. Love is everywhere around you.
Bill and Robin Rosenstiel on May 20, 2017 at 10:13 AM said:

To the Damon Family,so very sorry to hear of Toby's Death,from an old neighbor.
Jeff S Damon on May 18, 2017 at 5:15 AM said:

One of my favorite uncle's Very sad God Bless
Judy and Tom Erickson on May 16, 2017 at 2:30 PM said:

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.T
Laurie Bunn on May 15, 2017 at 10:04 PM said:

I'm so sorry, Jody. You and your family are in my prayers.
Ron Heldt on May 15, 2017 at 6:55 PM said:

So many fun memories. Rest In Peace Tobe????
Roberta ( Swenka) Carnicle on May 14, 2017 at 5:09 AM said:

Betty, Jim and Jody,
Thinking of you and saddened
that you are going thru this time in your life.
Sending LOTS of hugs.
Love,Bert
Lynn Erdelt Reinert on May 13, 2017 at 11:12 PM said:

Betty and Jody, I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all.
Jan Van De Walker on May 13, 2017 at 9:42 PM said:

Jody sorry to hear about your dad you have my sincere sympathy and to the rest of the family you have my deepest sympathies.
Karla Habben on May 13, 2017 at 1:42 PM said:

thoughts and prayer are with you all! Toby was one of the finest people I had the pleasure of knowing.
Mary Smith on May 13, 2017 at 9:14 AM said:

Betty,Jody and family thoughts and prayers are with you
Dave and Sheri Morris.. on May 13, 2017 at 7:17 AM said:

so sorry to hear this..we will miss Toby.he was a fun guy to talk to...any time I seen him out side he came over and ask how we are and gave a warm hug..we always talked about flowers and plants..Our Thoughts,and Prayers go out to his family...He will be greatly missed...
Dave and Sheri Morris.. on May 13, 2017 at 7:17 AM said:

so sorry to hear this..we will miss Toby.he was a fun guy to talk to...any time I seen him out side he came over and ask how we are and gave a warm hug..we always talked about flowers and plants..Our Thoughts,and Prayers go out to his family...He will be greatly missed...
Dave and Sheri Morris.. on May 13, 2017 at 7:17 AM said:

so sorry to hear this..we will miss Toby.he was a fun guy to talk to...any time I seen him out side he came over and ask how we are and gave a warm hug..we always talked about flowers and plants..Our Thoughts,and Prayers go out to his family...He will be greatly missed...
Dave and Sheri Morris.. on May 13, 2017 at 7:17 AM said:

so sorry to hear this..we will miss Toby.he was a fun guy to talk to...any time I seen him out side he came over and ask how we are and gave a warm hug..we always talked about flowers and plants..Our Thoughts,and Prayers go out to his family...He will be greatly missed...
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