Paul Richard Flanagan, 83

Paul Richard Flanagan, 83, of Marshalltown, IA passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at the Iowa Veterans Home, in Marshalltown. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 3, 2014, at Anderson Funeral Homes, 405 W. Main St., Marshalltown. Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Anderson Funeral Homes. Interment will be at Riverside cemetery, in Marshalltown. Memorials may be directed to the VFW or the First Presbyterian Church in Marshalltown. Online condolences may be sent to The family would like to thank the staff at the Villa Del Sol and the Iowa Veterans Home for their special care.

Paul was born December 10, 1930 to Earl G. and Vera (Jacobs) Flanagan in Davenport, IA. He graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1948. After high school, Paul enlisted in the Navy and served in the Korean Conflict. Paul was united in marriage to Doris Boldra on January 23, 1954 in Marshalltown. He was employed with Northwestern Bell as a lineman and most recently with U.S. West as a diagnostics troubleshooter. He retired in 1991. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Marshalltown, the VFW, and the Telephone Pioneers. Paul enjoyed stock car racing and traveling.

Paul will be missed by his wife of 60 years, Doris, two daughters; Pamela (Mark) Shill of Ames, IA, Cheryl (Randy) Sullenger of Wichita, KS, a son, David (Michelle Craighton) Flanagan of Marshalltown, eight grandchildren; Megan (Alex) Mortensen, Melissa (Tim) Kline, Brenna (Andy) Smith, Rayna (Paul) Waalkes, Nick (Angela) Smith, Jesse (Jill) Craighton, Brandon (Heather) Craighton, Cody Craighton, and twelve great grandchildren with two more arriving soon.