The poem below Paul's
picture was submitted by someone who signed the
Guest Book, Gail Raphael.
It was written Friday
night, November 10, 2006 to describe the motorcade
processional that stretched 13 miles from Pauley
Jones Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa to St. Joseph's
Catholic Church in Earling, where Paul's funeral and
burial took place.
It was a sight you
hope you never have to see, but will never forget if
by Gail Raphael
miles of sorrow shared in tearful prayer by
hearts who cared. Thirteen miles of grief
divided borne by grateful hearts
united. Thirteen miles of flags
that waved for freedoms won and
battles braved. For the
life, in love, which one man gave life freely given and
truly saved. A wife and children left
to face a rougher road paved by
God's grace. Thirteen miles of faith
unshaken A life laid down can
never be taken.