Larry Pauls, 72, of McPherson passed away at 8:50 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 25th, while in the company of family members, at his home.

Larry Pauls, 72, of McPherson passed away at 8:50 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 25th, while in the company of family members, at his home.
Larry was born in McPherson on May 28, 1941, the son of Lilly (Bartel) and Alvin W. Pauls.
Larry attended the Groveland and Conway country schools and graduated from Inman High School in 1959.
Larry was a member of Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, rural Inman.
Through the years, Larry worked as a carpenter for Harold Schlender, Harris Development, and for Peters Lumber Company.
He was a fireman for the City of McPherson, was a construction worker for Pyle Construction and was currently the owner and operator of Pauls Construction.
Larry Pauls was united in marriage to Chery Korb Potter on Aug. 20, 1977, at McPherson.
Surviving family members include his loving and devoted wife of over thirty-six years, Chery Pauls, of McPherson; his children, Barry Pauls and his wife Debbie, of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; Kelly Pauls and his wife Lorna, of McPherson; Joel Pauls, of McPherson; Christy Potter Kass and her husband Guy, of Morristown, N.J.; and Jennifer Potter, of Los Angeles, Calif.; his sister Florence, wife of John Martens, of Inman; his seven grandchildren, Tyler Pauls and his wife Kenzie, Spencer Pauls, Emily Wilkerson and her husband Jody, Trichia Penner and her husband Bob, Megan Pauls, Madison Pauls, and Macie Pauls; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Lilly Pauls, and a sister, Laura Klatt.
The memorial service will be held at the Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, Inman, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 with Pastor Cleo Koop and Chaplin Amy Claassen officiating.
The final resting place will be at the Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church Cemetery, Inman.
Family request donations to McPherson Relay For Life or the Giving Hope Fund, and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.