Official Obituary of

Walter Paul

April 26, 1937 ~ March 22, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Walter Paul Obituary

Walter Leroy Paul, known by many as “Schootch”, 86, of Muscatine, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 22, 2024, with family by his side.

Walter was born April 26, 1937, in Muscatine, Iowa to Walter Auten and Elsie Verlee (Staats) Paul.  He grew up in Muscatine, graduating from Muscatine High School in 1955.  He was united in marriage to Sharon Toyne on July 20, 1958.  To this marriage they were blessed with three (3) children.

Walter joined the Navy Reserves following high school, serving for 6 years.  In conjunction with his service, he spent his career working in the engineering field for Stanley Consultants and HON Company.  In retirement he also worked at Muscatine Municipal Golf Course. 

Walter had a strong interest in structural design and utilized this passion rebuilding cars, building homes, and making models.  His hobbies over the years included bowling, playing golf, spending time reading and completing puzzles, and most importantly spending time with his family and friends.

He enjoyed many years of activities, including playing cards, family trips and gatherings with dear friends, including Pat Minder, the late Bud Troxel, the late Bob Minder, and the late Bill and Marie Schmalz.

In retirement, Schootch and Sharon spent extended vacations in Hawaii and Florida as well as many trips to Las Vegas.

Walter will be deeply missed by his family and friends.  He is survived by his children, Linda Willet of Muscatine; Kevin (Barb) Paul of Muscatine; Jeff (Kelli) Paul of Coralville; 7 grandchildren, Marcy (Brig) Van Der Woude, Halie (Joey) Slawinski, Rylie Paul, Lauren (Eric) Bracken, Caleb (Jennifer) Paul, Will Bobst, Alex Paul, 2 great grandchildren arriving this summer, special cousins Judy Cravy Summerhill, June (Jim) McIntosh, and Joyce Sorensen, and his sister-in-law Elaine Todd and fiancé Todd Bates.

A private family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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