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 Paul Eugene Force

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Paul Eugene Force

  • Birth 5 Jun 1927 Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 4 Oct 2016 Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Russell, Lucas County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 47830438

Husband of Betty Ilene Bingaman and Alene Eloise Woods. Son of Guy Elbert Force and Nora Ethel Hanks



Paul E. Force, 89, of Russell, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, while at Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown, Iowa.

Paul was born in Osceola, Iowa on June 5, 1927, to Guy and Nora Force. He grew up in Russell with his sister Irma, who passed away in 1937, and his three brothers: Ardys (Bud), Wendell and Donald. He had fond memories of his times at Russell High School and enlisted in the Army after graduating in 1945. Paul spent time in Panama while in the service.

Paul married Betty Bingaman in 1950. Together they raised their family in Russell. They had children: Peggy, Robert, Richard and Debby. Upon returning from the Army Paul worked various jobs around Lucas County until 1951, when he joined the U.S. Postal Service. He spent 16 years working the mail train running between Chicago and Omaha and in 1967 transferred to Postal Service positions in Des Moines. He retired in 1982.

Paul was very active in the Methodist Church, the American Legion, the Lions Club, and helping anyone who needed it. Paul and Betty enjoyed traveling to visit their children and grandchildren. Paul and Bill Winsor attended every Iowa State football game for many years. Betty passed away in 1996. In 1999 Paul married Alene Smith. Paul and Alene continued to travel, enjoying their attempt to see every county seat in Iowa. Alene passed away in 2011.

Along with Betty and Alene, Paul now joins his sister Irma, brothers Ardys and Wendell, and his daughter Peggy. Left to cherish his memory are a brother, Donald (Fran) Force of Peoria, AZ, sons Robert (Jan) of Cathedral City, CA, Richard of Atlanta, GA, daughter Deb Hawks (Bruce) of Marshalltown, IA, son-in-law Ed Adam of Mills River, NC, eight grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Faith United Methodist Church in Russell, Iowa. Interment following the funeral service at the Russell Cemetery.

Obituary courtesy of Fielding Funeral Home

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  • Created by: Skip
  • Added: 8 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47830438
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Eugene Force (5 Jun 1927–4 Oct 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47830438, citing Russell Cemetery, Russell, Lucas County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Skip (contributor 46976613) .