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Luzum, Paul Anthony 1929 - 2012


Posted By: Bill Waters (email)
Date: 6/13/2013 at 14:11:20

Paul Luzum, age 83, of Calmar, IA died Friday, October 12, 2012 at the Ossian Senior Hospice in Ossian, IA

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday October 15, 2012 at Our Lady of Seven Dolores Catholic Church in Festina with Father Daniel Knipper, burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3:00 7:00 p.m., Sunday, October 14, 2012 at the Schluter Balik Funeral Home in Calmar at 202 Washington St. with a rosary at 4:00 and scripture service at 5:00 there will also be visitation from 9:00 10:00 Monday at the funeral home in Calmar.

Paul Anthony Luzum was born August 2, 1929, on the family farm west of Calmar, the son of William and Leona (Schissel) Luzum. Paul was baptized, received First Holy Communion & Confirmed at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar. He attended St. Aloysius elementary Catholic school and Calmar High School graduating in 1947. After high school, he worked for George Humpal for two years and then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force for four years, he received basic training in California. He transferred to Keisler AFB in Mississippi for two years and to Saint John Newfoundland to group headquarters as a clerk, and then was honorably discharged in 1956. Paul was a member of Halverson - Giesen American Legion Post #266 Calmar for 56 years. On August 20, 1957, Paul married JoAnn Etteldorf daughter of Philip and Emma (Zweibahmer) Etteldorf of Festina. Paul and JoAnn farmed the Etteldorf family farm until they retired and moved to Calmar. He enjoyed playing cards, watching baseball games, and also making his daily trips around the countryside. Most of all he loved the time spent with his wife JoAnn, his children and grandchildren. Paul was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church.

Paul is survived by his loving wife: JoAnn of Calmar, IA. Five children: Dale (Kelly) Luzum, Festina, IA, Linda (Mark) Halstead, West Union, IA, Bob (Sara) Luzum, Lakeville, MN, Connie (Kyle) Meyer, Calmar, IA, and Randy (Lynette) Luzum, Calmar, IA. Grandchildren: Chandler, Skyler, and Tayler Luzum, Amy (Josh) (Halstead) Bond and Jeremy Halstead, Carissa, Nathan, and Kapria Luzum, Michelle and Mitchell Meyer, Alexis Patterson, Ethan and Eryn Luzum. Brothers and sisters: Arnold (Irma) Luzum of St. Lucas, IA, Florence Hackman of Decorah, IA, Vic Luzum of Decorah, IA, Rita Humpal, of Decorah, IA, Loretta Collins of Decorah, IA, Francis Luzum of Cedar Rapids, IA, Joan (George) McCusker of Overland Park, KS, Monica (Tony) Steinlage of Decorah, IA, Bill (Jan) Luzum of Benson, MN, and James (Arlene) Luzum of Rosemount, MN. Sisters-in-law: Kay Sloan, Dubuque, IA, Irene Roethler, Beloit, WI, and Helen (Francis) Bockman, Hoffman Estates, IL.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents: William and Leona Luzum, two brothers: Clarence Luzum and Leo (Darlene) Luzum. In laws:Othmar Hackman, Herman Steinlage, Esther Luzum, Kara Luzum, and Rudy Humpal.

Source: Schluter - Balik Funeral Home database

Our Lady of Seven Dolores Cemetery

Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bruce Kuennen.
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