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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
6:00 pm Rosary
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa


Thursday, November 16, 2017
10:00 am
St. Anthony Catholic Church
15 Indianola Road
Des Moines, Iowa


Glendale Cemetery
Des Moines, Iowa


Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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Paul Maldonado, Jr.

Des Moines

Paul Maldonado, Jr., 84, passed away November 10, 2017 at Unity Point Des Moines Methodist.

Paul was born June 20, 1933 in Minnesota to Paul Sr. and Cora Maldonado. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Paul retired from Iowa Machinery & Supply where he had been a warehouse foreman for many years. He was a member and former Commander of the American Legion Hispanic Post 731. Paul was also a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan. Paul enjoyed working in his yard and being outdoors. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them, especially his grandchildren.

Paul is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Elvira; children, Mark (Tony) Maldonado, David (Kim) Maldonado, Judy (Tim) Rivera, Lisa Maldonado, Greg Maldonado and Jill Ramos; siblings, Rose (Joe) Medina, Inez (Bill) Fitzgerald, Oscar Maldonado, Danny (Diana) Maldonado, Mary Cunningham and Dolores Maldonado; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a host of extended family and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Art and Frank Maldonado.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. with the Rosary prayed at 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 16th at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 15 Indianola Road followed by burial at Glendale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to American Legion Hispanic Post 731 in loving memory of Paul.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.