Paul Reinhold Heil, loving husband and father, passed away on Thursday, April 27th, 2023. He was 89 years old.
Paul was born on December 13, 1933, at St. Catherine's Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. He was the son of Paul R. and Gretchen Heil.
After high school, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country. He married the love of his life, Patricia Ann McKercher, and they raised three children Gregory, Dawn, and Daniel.
Paul and his family lived in the Siouxland area for 38+ years. In those years he was a self-employed contractor and built 28 homes. He later worked for the Wilsey Company and the WoodCraft Company.
In addition to being a devoted family man, Paul was an accomplished photographer. Armed with a camera and a keen eye for detail, Paul captured breathtaking images of the landscapes, people, and animals he encountered on his travels.
Paul's other hobbies included fishing, reading, and spending time with family and friends. He was known for his quick wit and boisterous laugh.
Though Paul's passing is a great loss to his family and friends, his legacy lives on through his children, grandchildren, and photographs. Each one is a testament to his love of life and dedication to capturing life's most beautiful moments.
Paul is survived by his sons, Gregory (wife Julie) of Aurora, CO; Daniel (wife Connie) of Dexter, MO; daughter Patricia Dawn Taylor of Des Moines, IA; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Heil, parents Paul and Gretchen Heil, and sisters, Darlene, Billie Lou, and Norma.