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1935 Jean 2023

Jean Ann Paulsen

February 2, 1935 — January 22, 2023

Emmetsburg

     Jean Ann Paulsen, the daughter of Mike and Alice (Binning) Heien, was born February 2, 1935 in Clinton County, Iowa.  Her childhood years were spent in the Webb, Iowa area, where she received her education. 

     She married Donald Duane Paulsen on October 12, 1952 at the First English Lutheran Church in Spencer, IA.  The couple lived in Everly and Spencer, IA, where she worked at National Spencer for 21 years. They moved to Emmetsburg, IA in 2016.  Jean also worked as a “Lunch Lady” at the Everly school for many years and parttime for the Bee Hive for 7 years.  After her retirement, she worked for Walmart for a few years.  She was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Spencer.  Jean also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, crocheting, gardening her produce and flowers, doing crafts spending time outdoors and being together with Don.

     Jean passed away at the Emmetsburg Care Center on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at the age of 87.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Diane Paulsen-Spears in 2002, an infant great-grandchild, and her husband, Donald in 2019.

     Left to cherish her memory are 2 children, John (Phyllis of Baudette, MN and Jody (Tom) Leuer of Mallard, IA; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great- grandchildren; one sister, Janet Durbin of Minneapolis, MN; other relatives; and many friends.

SERVICES
Funeral services will take place 10:00 A.M., Friday, January 27, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg.

*In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Bethany Lutheran Sunday School in Emmetsburg
OFFICIATING
Pastor Peter Morlock
CASKET BEARERS

Jacklyn
Rebecca
Rachael
Michael
Alan
Christina
Hilary
Aaron
Heather
Amy
Tabitha
Alyssa

VISITATION
Visitation will take place Thursday, January 26, starting at 4:00 P.M., with family present from 4-7:00 P.M., at Bethany Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg.
MUSIC
"A Closer Walk With Thee"
"On Eagle's Wings"
INTERMENT
Lone Tree Cemetery
Everly, Iowa
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