In Memory of

Paul Fiala

August 6, 1958 - June 14, 2018
From: Ames, IA

AMES, IA - Paul Jeffrey Fiala passed away at his home on June 14, 2018 at the age of 59, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be 10:00 am Monday, June 18, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church, Gowrie with Pastor Jim Davis and Pastor Christian Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Elkhorn Township Cemetery, Moorland, IA. Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 pm Sunday June 17, 2018 at Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie.

Paul was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa on August 6, 1958. He grew up in the rural Gowrie, Iowa area. He graduated from Prairie Community High School, Iowa Central Community College, and Iowa State University. In high school, Paul was an active member of FFA and 4-H. In college, he sang with the Iowa Central Singers and Choir. During his life, Paul farmed in the Moorland, Iowa area, owned and operated Ben's Construction, was a Track Lead when Prairie Meadows first opened, and was a painter for Color, Inc. Paul enjoyed farming, fishing, tractor rides, and tractor pulls. He is remembered most for his friendliness, his sense of humor, and his generosity.

Paul is survived by his wife of 35 years, Erin (Bilstad), two sons, Austin (Katie) and Logan (Renee) and 5 grandchildren, Harry, Violet, Talia, Avery, and Beckett. He is also survived by siblings, Alan (Christy), Karen Smit, Tim (Kathy) and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, DeWayne and Edna (Croonquist), brothers Tom and Steve, and brother-in-law Mark Smit.
Memorials may be left to family discretion.


Monday, June 18
10:00 AM

Zion Lutheran Church
1003 Church Street
Gowrie, IA 50543


Sunday, June 17
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Palmer Funeral Home
1016 Church St.
Gowrie, IA 50543


Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 10:21 AM
“To the Fíala family & Paul's siblings: I am so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. I am praying for each of you as you grieve this great loss & cherish memories. I remember Paul's smile & gentle sense of fun while in high school. I remember that great singing voice & got to know Paul more through FFA. I think for a long time Paul & Tim we're joined at the hip since their ages were so close - more like twins & friends. May God's grace prove sufficient for you in the coming days & His love shown unfailing.”
- Kathy Thye Dewbre

Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 10:21 AM
“Paul will be missed. I will always remember him as a "fun" cousin. When I visited Iowa by myself at nine years old, he entertained me by taking me to the movies and having "foot fights" on the couch. Godspeed Paul and keep 'em laughing up there.”
- Louise Mueller (Fiala)

Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 10:21 AM
“So sorry to hear Paul lost his battle. It's been many years since I last saw Paul. I also grew up in the Callender- Moorland area. Paul was younger than me but I grew up with Al and Karen. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.”
- Frances (Loehr) Allen

Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 10:21 AM
“My sincere condolences to the Paul Fiala family.”
- Dale Phillips

Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 10:21 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all you family. He will be missed greatly. He had the best laugh ever! ”
- Susan Frost (FIALA)

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