Paul Elliott Guy, 92, of Newton died on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Park Centre. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 23, at the First United Methodist Church in Newton. The family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service and again after the service with a lunch at the church. Memorials to the First United Methodist Church may be left at the church the day of the service or at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Paul, the son of Paul F. and Gladys V. (Elliott) Guy, was born on February 11, 1930, at Skiff Hospital, the same week his parents moved to the now “family farm” northwest of Newton. The farm was “Home Base” for Paul, as he graduated from Newton High School in 1948, except for when he attended Iowa State and the two years he was in the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.
On November 21, 1959, Paul married the former Jane Rowe in Waterloo, whom he met through a relative in February of that year. Both were only children and became parents of three sons and a daughter. Paul was a lifelong farmer. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, leader of the Ridge Road Runners 4-H Club, a Newton Township Trustee, and the Treasurer for the NHS Class of 1948. Paul was proud of his meticulous bookkeeping. He enjoyed reading history books and his work on the farm.
Paul is survived by his children, Michael P. (Rhonda) Guy of Newton, Mark P. (Linda) Guy of Iowa Falls, Eric P. (Naomi Sea-Young Wittstruck) Guy of Des Moines, and Gretchen J. Guy of Newton; grandchildren, Matthew (Summer) Guy, Alan (Sarah) Guy, Jaya Guy, Maya (Michael) Van Voorst, Jana Guy, Luke Guy, Jordan Liekweg, Leah (Madi) Guy, Tad (Ryan Koning) Guy, and Jonah Guy; and his great-grandchildren, Taylor, Tanner, Tyler, Grace, Rebecca, Elizabeth, and Caleb. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Jane Guy.
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