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    Russell L. Paulsen
    July 28, 1927 - December 3, 2017

    Russell L. Paulsen

    Russell L. Paulsen
    Jul 28, 1927 - Dec 3, 2017

    Russell L. Paulsen
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    Russell L. Paulsen, 90, of Maquoketa, Iowa, and formerly of Charlotte, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at his home in Maquoketa.

    A celebration of Russell's life will be held at 10 A.M., Friday, December 8, 2017, at First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M., Thursday, December 7, 2017, at First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. Cremation will follow the visitation. Burial will be at the Rossiter Cemetery, rural Charlotte, Iowa, with military honors.

    Russell Lee Paulsen was born on July 28, 1927 near Charlotte, Iowa, to George and Mamie (Schrader) Paulsen. He was a 1945 graduate of Charlotte High School. He started farming the home farm in 1950, and married Betty Andresen on June 3, 1951 in Charlotte, Iowa. In 1952 he was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. Part of his two years were spent in Verdun, France working in the Com Center as part of the Signal Corp. Upon receiving an honorable discharge, he resumed farming until he retired from that in 1990. In retirement, he drove school bus for the Northeast Community School District for eight years.

    In 2003, Russell and Betty moved to Maquoketa. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa, and a 50 plus year member of the American Legion. He had served in many different ways in his churches and was a Township Trustee for Waterford Township for many years.

    Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Betty Paulsen of Maquoketa, IA; daughters, LuAnn (Mark) Zehr of Columbus, NE, and Kayla (Wayne) Denman of Vancouver, WA; 6 grandchildren, Joshua (Megan) Zehr, Jacob Zehr, Zachary, Nathaniel, Nicholas and Amelia Joy Denman; and 2 great-grandchildren, Ella and Eli Zehr. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Gordon, a brother Donald and a sister in infancy.

    In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be directed First Lutheran Church, Hospice of Jackson County or a charity of the donor's choice.

    Online Condolences may be left at www.carsonandson.com.

     
     

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    First Lutheran Church
    210 E. Platt Street
    Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
    4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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    8
    Friday
    First Lutheran Church
    210 E. Platt Street
    Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
    10:00 AM

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