Sioux City Journal
7 April 1999
PAULLINA, Iowa - Paul Gruenhagen, 92, of Paullina died Sunday, April 4, 1999, at Millies Rest Home in Sutherland, Iowa.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Karl Eckhoff officiating. Burial will be in Prairie View Cemetery in Paullina. Arrangements are under the direction of Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home, Paullina.
Mr. Gruenhagen was born March 24, 1907, in Paullina to Gust and Katie Gruenhagen. He received his education at St. John's Lutheran School in Germantown, Iowa.
He farmed with his parents until 1937, when he purchased the Brown Oil Company in Paullina. He married Bertha Witt on June 12, 1941, in Hartley, Iowa. She died July 3, 1987, in Paullina.
He served in the Army during World War II. He returned to operating the oil business until he retired in 1978. He moved to Sanborn, Iowa, for a few years. The past few weeks he had been a resident of Millies Rest Home.
He was baptized and later confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Germantown and was a long time member of Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina. He was a member of Russell West Post 95 of the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include a son, Dennis of Golden, Colo.; three daughters, Carlen Smith of Storm Lake, Dianna and her husband, Roger Myers, of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Lynn and her husband, Lee Henderson, of Spencer; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Rose and Etta.
Transcribed by Connie Swearing