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Paul Lawrence Chapman, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 20, 1917
Cedar County
Iowa, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 2011
Cedar County
Iowa, USA

Paul L. Chapman was born on Tuesday; November 20, 1917, in rural Tipton; Cedar County, Iowa. He was the son of: Ray and Edith (Eisaman)Chapman. Paul married LaVonne Olson March 22, 1941 at Tipton. Paul was a graduate of Tipton High School and St. Louis College of Mortuary Science and served in the U.S. Army for 4 years. In 1947 he established the Chapman Funeral Home in Clarence and in 1955 in Wheatland. He was a past president of the Iowa Funeral Directors Association and was appointed by Governor Robert Ray to the Iowa Board of Mortuary Science Examiners in 1976-1983. Locally, he served on the Clarence Fire Department for many years, board of directors of Clarence Savings Bank for 32 years, Freemont Masonic Lodge, El Kahir Shrine and Clarence American Legion. Paul was an ardent golfer having 5 holes in one. The Chapman's spend 28 years wintering in Arizona. Paul L. Chapman, age: 93, passed away on Friday; February 25, 2011 in Clarence, Iowa. Those left to mourn his passing are: His wife LaVonne; son Paul Jr(Chip) and his wife Karla of Clarence; grandchildren: Jodi (Ken) Henke of Norwalk, Dan (Gretchen) Chapman of Clarence, Lori (Todd) Miller of Tipton and great grandchildren: Nathan and Michaela Henke, Grace and Ty Nichols, Ben, Kiley and Blake Chapman. Paul was preceded in death by parents and his: step-father: Lewis Mathews. May they rest in peace. May God bless his memory and give strength to those that mourn. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday; February 27, 2011 in the afternoon at the Chapman Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at: 10:30 am on Monday, February 28, 2011, at Saint John's United Church Of Christ in Clarence, Iowa, with the Reverend David Mears officiating. Interment will be at the Saint John's Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and memorials send to Clarence Community Foundation Box 220 Clarence, Iowa 52216. For condolences, please visit the funeral home's website at:
The Chapman Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements and the care of the family. 
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  LaVonne Iva Olson Chapman (1920 - 2014)*
  Paul Lawrence Chapman (1944 - 2016)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Johns Cemetery
Cedar County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Gerhardt Leffler
Record added: Mar 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66353946
Paul Lawrence Chapman, Sr
Added by: Gerhardt Leffler
Paul Lawrence Chapman, Sr
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Paul Lawrence Chapman, Sr
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- JaneB
 Added: Aug. 7, 2016
May The Lord bless you and keep you. May The Lord shine His face upon you and be gracious unto you. May The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. Amen!
- Gerhardt Leffler
 Added: Mar. 1, 2011

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