Paul L. Eker, 72

Paul L. Eker, 72, lifelong Marshalltown resident, died early Tuesday morning, July 8, 2014 at the IVH where he has resided since January of 2013. He enjoyed making people laugh and his fun-loving soul and spirit will be missed by many.

Funeral services and a celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 12 at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorials to be directed in his name to the Iowa Veterans Home. Private interment will be in the Lower Blue Point Cemetery near Grinnell. For condolences, please visit Ph. 641-844-1234.