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Paul Edward Duea, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully, at the age of 91. Paul was born in Slater, Iowa to parents, Rev. Edward Duea and Clara Sahl Duea. After graduating from Story City High School he joined the U.S. Navy where he served in the Navy Armed Guard as a Signalman 3rd class, during WWII. Following the war, Paul attended Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science, in 1950. In 1949, he married the love of his life, Palma Wick Duea of Story City, Iowa. Paul began his agriculture career as an ag teacher, a county agent, and then entered agriculture business with Cargill throughout the Midwest and retired with Pacific Molasses in Louisiana. While living in Bush, Louisiana he and Palma owned and operated the Grey Barn Antiques and Tea Room.
At the age of 67, Paul fulfilled his dream, becoming a fulltime farmer in Jefferson, Iowa where he raised corn and soybeans for 10 years. In 2003, they moved to the Gulf Coast bringing them closer to their children and grandchildren.
Paul loved spending time with his family and treasured the trips he took with Palma, his children and grandchildren to Norway and England. He loved farming, working his cattle, horses and ponies and watching college football.
Paul Duea was preceded in death by his parents, sister Phoebe Duea Carlson and brother, Orvis Duea.
He is survived by his wife, Palma Wick Duea, of nearly 68 years. Daughters, Martha Cook of Huntsville, TX,
Mary Burns and husband Roy of Bush, LA. Granddaughters, Molly D. Burns of Covington, LA., Erin Garrison and husband Grant of Conroe, TX., Grandson Roy K. Burns III and wife, Margaret of Covington, LA.,
Great-grandsons, Bo and Barrett Garrison.
Military Honors will be present at Biloxi National Cemetery Nov. 9, 2017 at 2:30pm.
Memorials may be sent in Paul Duea's name, to Immanuel Lutheran Church 604 Lafayette,
Story City, Iowa.
50248.
Published on November 7, 2017
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