Paul Edward Habben

November 1, 1953 ~ April 29, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Paul Habben Obituary

Paul Edward Habben age 69 of Palmer passed away Saturday April 29th at his home. 


Survivors include his wife Melinda, daughters Amanda (Mark Korte) Palmer and Shalee (Adam) Stuart of Pomeroy; grandchildren Joe, Max, and Jackson Korte and Lyla, Brooks, and Blair Stuart; brothers Gene (Linda) Habben Fort Dodge, Bill (Lori) Habben Humboldt, and sister Luann Vainreb of Pocahontas. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, as well as great great nieces and nephews, whom he cherished.  He was preceded in death by his parents Luverne and Louise Habben and his in-laws Don and Mary Lou Hartman. 


Paul was born November 1, 1953, in Ft Dodge, Iowa, to Luverne and Louise (Olson) Habben. Paul attended Palmer Consolidated school and graduated with the class of 1972. After graduation Paul started working at Iowa Hydraulics in Pocahontas until 1980. Paul was united in marriage to Melinda Habben on October 22, 1977. They made their home and raised their two girls in Palmer. In 1980 Paul started working at Farmers Coop in Palmer driving feed truck and working in the feedmill. He continued to work there when it became New Coop and retired from New Coop in 2014. 


Paul was a charter member of the Palmer Sons of the American Legion and longtime member of the Palmer Fire Department. Paul also owned and operated H&H cooking with his Good Friend Robert Helmers. After Robert passed away Bob Rosenboom continued to help him do the grilling. Paul also enjoyed going on tractor rides. After his retirement he enjoyed helping Mark in the fall driving semi to town. Paul also enjoyed going to, and helping out at, Winegarden's auctions with his good friend Danny Plantz. Paul also enjoyed mowing lawns alongside his grandson Max and together they started P & M mowing.


Grandpa Paul adored his grandchildren. They were his pride and joy. He loved spending time with them. He loved watching them in all things they did. He enjoyed many trips to the Hillbilly sales in Fort Dodge, and taking the kids to many toy shows, where he would always try to find them each a tractor. Pauley was also there every time one of them needed picked up from school or the bus. He always liked to take them to whichever convenience store was closest and buy them any treat they wanted.  Grandpa Paul is going to be missed so much!!!


Pauley was also proceeded in death by many great friends who we are sure were waiting to welcome him home including Paul Maas, Robert Helmers, Jim Vetter, and Duane Showers. 

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May 2, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Larson-Weishaar Funeral Home
1408 11th Avenue
Manson, IA 50563

Funeral Service
May 3, 2023

10:30 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church
701 Henrietta Avenue
Palmer, IA 50571


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