Laurence Edwin Walter Pauling, 85, of Waterloo and formerly of Estherville, died Thursday, November 19, at La Porte City Specalty Care.
He was born May 27, 1935 in Germantown, Iowa; the son of Henry and Edna Klein Pauling.
Laurence married Phyllis Jean Stofferahn on December 10, 1960 in Okoboji, IA.
Laurence served in the U.S. Army and received an honorable discharge in 1957. He worked as a carpenter and enjoyed woodworking, playing cards, BINGO, and fishing. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Survived by his wife, Phyllis; three sons, Mark (Emma) Pauling of Estherville, Lee (Lisa) Pauling of La Porte City, and Weston (Tammy) Pauling of Waterloo; six grandchildren, Matt (Jessie) Pauling, Pella, IA; Dustin (Katie) Pauling, Ankeny, IA; Ashley McDonald, LaPorte City; Austin (Rachel) Pauling, Independence, IA; Josh (Katelyn) Pauling, Waupaca, WI, James Pauling of Cedar Rapids; six great-grandchildren: Madeleine, Kashen, Hazel, Benjam, Ireland, and Isla; and a brother, Merlin Pauling of Texas.
Laurence was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Milda Rientz; brothers, Alvin, Eldred, and Lyle Pauling.
Memorial Services at a later date.
Memorials may be directed to the family. Inurnment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Esterville.
Online condolences may be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com
Kearns Funeral Service, Waterloo 233-3146.