Paul Martin Eastwold, 75, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at the Ostrander Care and Rehab.

He was born to Lloyd and Delia (Lawson) Eastwold on May 1, 1938.

He graduated from LeRoy-Ostrander High School in 1956 and served in the Army. He was stationed in Seoul, South Korea from 1956 to 1958 during the Korean War. He married Jacqueline Richardson Nov. 10, 1962, in Spring Valley. They were married for over 51 years.

For over 50 years, the couple farmed near Chester, Iowa. They were blessed with five children.

He had one special dance partner, his wife, but he taught his daughters and made room for others on his dance card. He spent many winters restoring antique Case tractors, cars and trucks with his life-long friend, Robert Bly.

Community was another priority in his life. He served on the Beaver Township Board, LeRoy Rural Fire Board, Bethlehem Cemetery Board and was an active member of the LeRoy Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife, Jacque; daughters, Micki (Brian) Stark of Mankato, Lynnette (Paul) Miller of Racine, Angie (Justin) Kennedy of LeRoy and Jen (Jun) Eastwold-Cho of Hopkins; grandchildren, Teresa (Jon) Hulst, Kiel Davis, Nick Stark, Ryan Stark, Grant Kennedy, Grace Kennedy and Greg Kennedy; three great-grandchildren; and siblings, Alice (Don) Dahl, Florence Lindstrom, Eric (Kristin) Eastwold and Mary (Murray) Hanson.

He was preceded in death by his son, Gregory.

Funeral services for him were held Wednesday Jan. 29, at the LeRoy Lutheran Church with the Rev. Herman Bakker officiating. Burial followed at the Bethlehem Cemetery in Beaver Township.

Memorials are preferred to go to Bethlehem Cemetery.

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