Paul Martin (Buck) England, the second child of Elmer England and Leona
Christie England was born August 30, 1926 at Clearfield, Iowa. He passed away
on Nov. 7 at his home near Clearfield.
Upon graduation from Clearfield High School in 1944 he joined the United
States Navy and served his country for two years.
He married Mary Lou Votava on August 30, 1947 in Bedford, Iowa. To this union
three children were born, David Craig, Douglas Keith and Lori Lynn.
Buck loved farming and spent his life tilling the soil and caring for
Buck was an active member of his community. He served on the school board, the
church board, the FmHA county committee and the REA board. He was also a
Calvary Go-Getter 4-H leader for several years and was the current Grant
Buck was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Leona, two brothers,
Leroy and Dwight and one sister, Evelyn.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary Lou, sons Dave and Pam, and Doug
and wife Priscilla, all of Clearfield, daughter Lori Christensen and husband,
Dan of Leon, sisters Maxine Round of Diagonal, Fern Pettingill and husband,
John of Magalia, California and Irene Pankau and husband, Max of Grant City,
Missouri; sisters-in-law Jeane England of Corning and Wilma Plants and husband
Dean of Waverly, Iowa; brother-in-law Burt Haglan of Des Moines, nine
grandchildren-Heather England Gaule, Craig England, Steve England, Charlie
England, Wade England, Thaddeus England, Cole Christensen, Garrett Christensen
and Connor Christensen; one great-grandchild, Taylor Gaule; and many nieces
Buck was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather. His
grandchildren will remember Grandpa's candy, the caramels that could always be
found in his shirt pocket. His shirt pocket also contained a folded paper
towel that was used for emergencies such as cleaning up spills, wiping runny
or bloody noses, or wiping off muddy or greasy little fingers.
Buck will also be remembered for his Mr. Fixit qualities-everything from
bathroom carpeting to farm machinery to laundry room cabinets to grandkids'
vehicles. Buck always seem happy and bounced back from life's little setbacks
with a positive attitude and a smile.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 10, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. at the
United Methodist Church at Clearfield, Iowa with the Rev. Alan Rusk
Music was provided by Patty Parrish and Kathy Nelson.
Casketbearers were Barry Haglan, Mike Sedlak, Danny Brown, James Pankau, Sandy
England, Marvin Votava, and Lonnie Votava.
Military graveside rites were provided by Woodside Post #97 of the American
Legion of Clearfield.
Interment was in the Clearfield Cemetery at Clearfield, Iowa.
Funeral arrangements were provided by the Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral
Transcription and Submission by Lorelei Rusco, February of 2014