Paul A. Haltom

February 12, 1962September 3, 2019

Paul A. Haltom, 57, of Des Moines was born on February 12, 1962 to Larry and Kathryn (Warywoda) Haltom and passed away at his home in Des Moines on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at McLaren’s Funeral Chapel in West Des Moines.

Paul is survived by his parents, Larry and Kathy Haltom; daughter, Lisa (Matthew) Meendering; son, Josh Haltom (Codie Gliem); five grandchildren, Madilyn Morris, Cherry Meendering, Mia Meendering, Blake Haltom and Lilly Haltom; and four brothers, Christopher Haltom, Joseph (Beth) Haltom, Terry (Sue) Haltom, and John (Liz) Haltom. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jessica Haltom.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 7, 2019


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Debbie Steim

September 7, 2019

Our hearts go out to all of the family during this difficult time. Paul will be greatly missed by so many people. It’s evident through pictures and memories posted by his loved ones that his family adored him, and he adored them. Paul was one of the toughest guys I’ve ever met, yet he had a soft heart for family. Pictures of him wearing kitty ears while playing with his granddaughter will depict that. I remember spending time hanging out with Paul and Lisa when he would rent out hotel rooms and let us stay the night. He was funny, quick witted and enjoyable to be around. You will be greatly missed Paul and we are praying and sending our love to all the family.

Love, Debbie & Dustin Steim.

Matthew Meendering

September 5, 2019

You meant the world to my girls they always got excited when they knew you were coming out. I'm going to miss the long car rides to and from Winterset and the discussions on politics, current events and music. You will be greatly missed and will live on forever in our hearts and memories.

Madi Morris

September 5, 2019

This doesn’t feel real but it is sadly. He was my favorite grandpa, more like the best grandpa in the world. I will always miss him but the memories will stay. I’m glad he’s in a better place called heaven but I wish I could of saw him one last time and told him how much he met to me. I appreciate everything he did for me and how much he cared about us girls, he always made time for his granddaughters. He did his best and that’s what matters in life❤️. I will forever miss him but he’s in a better place❤️👼❤️

Cherry Meendering

September 4, 2019

I am so sad that my grandpa Died he was the best grandpa and I miss him so much and he died when it was almost my birthday me and him would always wrestle And play around and I miss him but just know he is in a better place know
Called heaven

Cherry Meendering

September 4, 2019

When I was 9 years old at my old house he taught me how to ride a bike without training wheels me and him used to always ride bikes down to the park whenever he came over we would wrestle and every time he saw us he had a smile on his face and I really miss my grandpa . But now he’s in a much better place called heaven and I hope he knows that I love him so much.

Lisa Meendering

September 4, 2019

My chest is heavy My heart is broken
The plans we had -no longer
My girls were your strength
And you were mine
What are we to do
Now that your gone.....
Dad I still can’t imagine life without you
I know you’ll be with us but it hurts knowing that your gone physically. I couldn’t sleep last night, I know it takes time . Just wish I could turn back time and see you at least just one more time. Your grand daughters are heart broken but know you’ll still come around. Mia says “ I won’t be able to see my papa but I will know when he is there” These girls will make you proud like they always have.
Love you always and for Eternity,
Your daughter♥️