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Ralph E. Paulsen
September 1, 1927–February 4, 2010
Ralph Paulsen, age 82, of rural Scotch Grove, died Thursday morning, February 4, 2010 at St. Luke's Hospital following a brief illness.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 Saturday morning, February 6, 2010 at the Scotch Grove Presbyterian Church with interment in the Scotch Grove Cemetery. Rev. Penny Thompson officiated at the services. Friends called from 4 until 7 Friday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello.
Surviving are his loving wife, Joyce; five children, Susan (Bob) Hines, Monticello, Nancy Paulsen, Iowa City, Steve (Judy) Paulsen and Tom Paulsen, both of Scotch Grove, Lisa (Bob) Moore, Anthem, Arizona; eleven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two sisters, Kathleen (Clifford) Decker, Monticello, Ruth (Glenn) Mills, Waverly, Minnesota and a sister-in-law, Evelyn Paulsen, Scotch Grove, He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Patrick John, his brother Paul Ernie, and a son-in-law, Ron Blong.
Ralph E. Paulsen was born September 1, 1927 at Center Junction, Iowa. He was the son of Paul H. and Katherine (Himebaugh) Paulsen. Ralph received his education in the Center Junction Schools, graduating as the Valedictorian of the class of 1944. Ralph then started his life's work of farming. Ralph married Joyce Otten on June 12, 1946 at the Scotch Grove Presbyterian Church. The couple farmed east of Scotch Grove and were still farming actively at the time of Ralph's death.
Ralph was a life long member of the Scotch Grove Presbyterian Church where he was a Trustee and Sunday School Teacher. He had also been a 4-H Leader and a member of the ASC Board for 30 years.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 12 February 2010


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