Paul D. Donnan, 52, of Cedar Rapids, passed away at his home on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. Services at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cedar Hills Community Church. There will be a visitation at the church on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Pastor Kent Landhuis will officiate. Burial at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Grant and Michael; his mother, Sally Donnan, all of Cedar Rapids; and a sister, Lisa (Pat) Kress of Hiawatha. He also is survived by a niece and nephew, Courtnie and Connor Bartosh; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Paul was born June 8, 1966, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Douglas and Sally (Day) Donnan. After graduating from high school, Paul graduated from the California Police Academy. He was a detective for the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, where he was a member of both the Antelope and Lancaster Gang Units Task Force. Because of Paul's work, he received a Superior Dedication Award and an Outstanding Achievement Award for his work with the gang units. After 11 years at the sheriff's department, he returned to Cedar Rapids in 2000 and became the director of maintenance and operations at Cedar Hills Community Church. Paul and Michael especially enjoyed the time they spent together plowing snow at the church.
While in Cedar Rapids, Paul implemented the Community Service Program for individuals who were incarcerated.
Paul enjoyed the outdoors, baseball and time spent with his family and many friends. Paul always was willing to give a hand to anyone who need help.
Paul will forever be remembered as a wonderful and loving father, son, brother and friend whose memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved him.
A memorial fund has been established. Please leave a message or tribute to the Donnan family on the website www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.