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Paul Ernie Paulsen
November 17, 1925–March 6, 2008
Paul Ernie Paulsen, age 82 of Scotch Grove, died Thursday, March 6, 2008 at the Jones County Regional Medical Center, Anamosa following a sudden illness.
Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m. Monday morning, March 10, 2008 at the Scotch Grove Presbyterian Church, rural Scotch Grove with interment in the Scotch Grove Cemetery. Rev. Al Polito officiated at the services. Friends called from 2 until 7 Sunday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello.
Surviving are his wife, Evelyn, 4 children, Sherry Jean Winslow, Mayfield, Kentucky, Paul D. (Nanci) Paulsen, Curtis D. (Susan) Paulsen both of Scotch Grove, Beth E. Fields, Monticello; 7 grandchildren, Brad (Roxanne) Paulsen, Heidi (Gary) Boysen, Heather (Rob) Paulsen, Nanci (Mike) Tuel, Blair (Christine) Paulsen, Jennifer (Alex) Ray, Chelsea Fields, 13 great-grandchildren, a brother, Ralph (Joyce) Paulsen, Scotch Grove, 2 sisters, Kathleen (Clifford) Decker, Monticello, Ruth (Glenn) Mills, Waverly, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Paul Ernie Paulsen was born November 17, 1925 at Center Junction, Iowa. He was the son of Paul H. and Katherine Himebaugh Paulsen. He received his education at the Center Junction Schools graduating with the class of 1943. Paul E. Paulsen and Evelyn Schoon were married October 23, 1947 at the Paulsen Family Home. Paul Ernie farmed near Scotch Grove until 1989 when he retired. He later went to work at Wal-Mart for 10 years.
Paul Ernie was a lifelong member of the Scotch Grove Presbyterian Church. He was the Sunday School Superintendent for 20 years and Session Member for many years. He was also an insurance agent for Castle Grove Mutual Insurance. He was on the board at Castle Grove Mutual Insurance for 48 years and board president for 17 years. He was the secretary of the Scotch Grove Cemetery, a Scotch Grove Township Trustee and treasurer, and a member of the Scotch Grove Coon Hunter Club since 1960, also serving as treasurer.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 14 March 2008

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