Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 28, 2008, 10:00 am St. Anthony Nursing Home Chapel Carroll, Iowa Fr. James McCormick officiating
Visitation Friday, June 27, 2008, After pm Ohde Twit Funeral Home Carroll, Iowa A rosary by the Knights of Columbus will be held at pm Friday and a vigil service will be held at pm Fridayat the funeral home.
Burial Our Lady of Mt.CarmelCemetery Mt. Carmel, Iowa
Honor Guard 4th Degree of the Knights of Columbus and Maurice Dunn Post #7 of the Carroll American Legion
Casket Bearers (Grandsons and Great Grandsons) Andy Shelp, Toby Reiff, Tim Reiff, Chris Wulkow, Tony Wulkow, Tyler Wulkow, Joe Tallman, Nick Tallman, Brian Tallman, Jared Reiff, Jason Reiff, Sam Reiff, Avery Reiff, Chance Knox, and Wilson Clark
Gift Bearers (Granddaughters and Great Granddaughters) Julie Shelp, Abbey Tallman, Jennifer Wulkow, Marcia Reiff, Amy Reiff, Jenna Reiff, Kevyn Reiff, Cora Roman and Taylor Tallman
Communion Ministers Joe Tallman and Jason Reiff
Lectors Tim Reiff and Amy Reiff
On November 6, 1927 Paul Reiff was born in Carroll, Iowa to Robert and Susan (Daniel) Reiff.He attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel grade school and following graduation from CarrollHigh School in 1945 Paul served in the U.S. Army.Paul was united in marriage on November 24, 1948 to Irene Rosalia Muhlbauer at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Carroll.
Paul and Irene farmed in Breda, Iowa; Lakefield, Minnesota; and Fonda, Iowa.In 1965 they acquired the Fonda Sale Barn, and then in 1967 they bought the Fonda Hardware Store which they operated until retirement in 1995.In 2001 they moved to Carroll where Paul resided at St. Anthony Nursing Home.
Paul was a former member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Fonda, Iowa.He was long term member of the Fonda City Council, 4th Degree of the Knights of Columbus, Fonda Fire Department, the Fonda Booster Club, and Fonda Golf Course Board of Directors.He enjoyed spending time on the golf course, playing cards, gardening and yard work, and visiting siblings and children.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents; wife Irene Rosalia Reiff (2004); step grandchild Cole McGee; and a sister Marian Polka; mother and father-in-law: Joseph and Alma Muhlbauer; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Floyd Schlorholtz,Robert Schouten, Alvin Reiff, Marilyn Reiff, Robert Muhlabuer and his wife Evelyn, Mike Muhlbauer, Norma Masching and her husband Ed, and Paul Gehling.
Paul is survived by three daughters: Sherry (Jim) Shelp of Glenbeulah, Wisconsin, Jane (Jay) Krogh of Urbandale, Iowa, and Joan (Steve) Tallman of Granger, Iowa; four sons: Dan (Lesa) Reiff of Rogers, Arkansas, Alan (Kelly) Reiff of Glen Rose, Texas, Jim (Deb) Reiff of Chanhassen, Minnesota, and Dave (Jean) Reiff of Rogers, Arkansas; 20 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and 4 step grandchildren; three sisters: Louise Schlorholtz of Rockwell, Iowa, Margaret Baumhover of Carroll, and Karen Schouten of Carroll; two brothers: Ray (Ethel) Reiff of Carroll, and Bob (Judy) Reiff of Hayward, Wisconsin; step brother: Art Reiff of Carroll; three step sisters: Jean (Cliff) Eischeid, Della Reiff, and Marrie Sullivan all of Carroll; sisters-in-law: Ella Mae Reiff of Carroll, Rita Gehling of Kilkenney, Minnesota and Judy (Gordon) Benson of Charles City, Iowa; brothers-in-law: Tom (Peg) Muhlbauer of Arnolds Park, Iowa, Jim Muhlbauer of Austin, Minnesota, Jerry (Helen) Muhlbauer of Tyler, Texas, and Ken (Norma) Muhlbauer of Cary, North Carolina, and Joe Polka of Pleasant Hill, Missouri.