Paul Botine, 73, of Cedar Rapids, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 16, 2018.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, July 23, at Cedar Hills Community Church, where family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m.
Paul was born Dec. 4, 1944, in Pocahontas, Iowa, the son of John Edward and Minnie Kramer Botine. He graduated from Pocahontas Public High School in 1963. After high school, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army. On Dec. 8, 1967, Paul married his high school sweetheart, Judi Luft. They made their first home in Spencer, Iowa, where Paul began his career in industrial sales. The job eventually led them to Cedar Rapids, where he worked until his retirement.
Survivors include his wife of 50½ years, Judi; his children, Troy, Travis (Amy) Botine and April (Kurt) Aarhus; and five grandchildren, Brookelyn and Bradyn Botine, Kaitlyn (Ryan) Spellerberg and Alexis and Kylee Aarhus.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and one sister.
Paul enjoyed spending time outdoors, cleaning the cars and working in their yard. He took great pride in everything he did.
The family would like to thank the staff at Mercy Hospital, Linn Manor and Hospice Compassus for the love, care and attention given to Paul.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Paul's memory may be directed to the family. Donations also may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, East Central Iowa Chapter.
Please leave a message or tribute to Paul's family on our web page, www.iowacremation.com under Obituaries.