Paul Lynn DeLange
December 17, 1947 - May 21, 2022
Paul Lynn DeLange was born on December 17, 1947 to Harold and Margaret (Corrigan) DeLange in Sioux City. He attended Blessed Sacrament Elementary School, Heelan High School and Briar Cliff College.
He was united in marriage to Theresa Jones on Aug. 12, 1967. They shared nearly 55 years of marriage and adventures moving to different cities in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, working for various retails business, moving to Algona in 1982 to manage Sernett Department Store. Paul opened Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant and Silver Screen Pizza and Video in February of 1986, then combined both into one location, Premier Pizza.
Paul served on the Algona City Council and drove bus for 25 years. He enjoyed the students and would occasionally treat them to pizza.
He enjoyed golf, a good card game, watching sports, vacationing at Lake Five in Minnesota, and his dog Jazmin. Family game nights were his favorite. He had a special bond with all the young people he employed at Pablo’s, Silver Screen and Premier.
His four sons and their families were his pride and joy.
Paul passed away on May 21, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was 74 years old.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Theresa; his children, Bob (Kaye) of Colorado Springs, Colo., Pete (Darla) of Waconia, Minn., KC (Shawna) of Englewood, Colo., and Mark (Jodi) of Algona; grandchildren, Dru, Tanner, Cole, Danielle, Kody, Trace, Layah, Ryan, Grace, Isaac and Olive; great-grandchildren, Casey, Quinn and Freya.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Harold, Robert and Peter.
Funeral Mass for Paul DeLange was held on May 25, 2022, at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish - St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona. Inurnment was in Calvary Cemetery. Funeral Mass can be viewed on Divine Mercy Catholic Parish YouTube Page. Online condolences may be left at www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com