Paul ‘Catfish’ Gist of Woodward


Paul “Catfish” Gist, 77, of Woodward passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at his home in Woodward.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 20 at the Iowa Veteran’s Cemetery in Adel. Memorials may be given to the family and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to

Paul “Catfish” Eldon Gist was born Oct. 29, 1937, the son of Harry J. and Minnie (Hoskins) Gist at Rolfe, Iowa.

Paul served in the United States Navy.

He was united in marriage to Dona Lee Bass.

He started working as a tire builder at the age of 21 and retired from Firestone in 1985.

Paul enjoyed, fishing, camping, gardening and working on cars.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Minnie; a sister, Eleanora Harwood; brothers, Charles, Clyde, Millard “Bill” and Harry Gist; and his companion, Phyllis Morgan.

Survivors include his wife, Dona, of Baxter, Iowa; daughter, Sally (Jeff) Collins of Perry; son, Mark (Marilyn) Gist of Ankeny; brother, Gary (Colleen) Gist of Broomfield, Colo.; sister, Janis Robbins of Pleasant Hill; sister-in-law, Glenna Gist of Centerville; seven grandchildren, Chris Little, Brandi Little, Autumn Day, Tyler Gist, Joshua Gist, Amanda Gist and Jessie Woodley; and nine great-grandchildren.


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