Visitation: Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Peterson Mortuary, 212 S. Locust Street, Glenwood, Iowa.
Services: Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 2:00 P.M., Peterson Mortuary, 212 S. Locust Street, Glenwood, Iowa.
Paul E. Downing Sr., 94 of Glenwood, Iowa formerly of Omaha, Nebraska passed away October 31, 2020 in Glenwood. He was born April 14, 1926 in Green City, Missouri to Charles and Evelyn (Sizemore) Downing.
Paul was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Ocker on December 24, 1955 in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Paul faithfully served his country in the Army during WWII. He was a maintenance engineer for UNMC until his retirement. Paul and Mary moved to rural Pacific Junction in 1992. His family was very close to him and will cherish the many good times spent together.
Preceding Paul in passing were his parents, wife, brothers Donnie, Nathan and Ralph; sister Mary Lee Ware, son John Robb, son Lee Ocker, grandson Randy Ocker, granddaughter Nikki Caudill and great-granddaughter Julie Robb. Survivors include his son Paul Jr. and wife Mary Downing of Pacific Junction, Iowa; daughters-in-law Mary Robb and LaVonne Ocker; sister-in-law Rosalie Ocker Turner and husband David Turner; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren and may friends.
Interment, Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood, Iowa.
Memorials may be directed to the Bloom Senior Center in Glenwood, Iowa.