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Wayne Vern Paulsen

May 7, 1932 — February 15, 2020


     Wayne Vern Paulsen, the son of Harry and Millie (Stricker) Paulsen, was born on May 7, 1932, in Hartley, IA. He grew up on a farm in Hartley and received his early education attending country school thru the 8th grade, and then graduating from Hartley High School in 1952. Following graduation, he was drafted  on December 4, 1952, into the U.S. Army, during the Korean Conflict. He served two years and was discharged on December  4, 1954. Wayne returned to farming until 1960.

     On August 20, 1961, Wayne married Janet Edmunds in Hartley, IA. Following their marriage, they lived in Spencer for a short time, then moved to Fostoria in 1963. Wayne worked as a self-employed carpenter and a handyman for many years.

     Wayne was an active member of the church. He was a lifelong member of the American Legion and D.A.V. He was involved in the camping club, enjoyed snowmobiling in his younger years, gardening and woodworking.

     He passed away on February 15, 2020, at St. Luke Lutheran home in Spencer, at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers: Emery and Eldon and his sisters: Ferne Peterson and Ruth Gilman.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Janet of Spencer, IA; his daughter, Kimberly Paulsen (David Howe) of Reno, NV; his granddaughter, Stephanie Giddings of Reno, NV; his brother, Curtis of Spencer, IA; his sister-in-law, Janeen Paulsen of Acworth, GA; other relatives and many friends. 

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the First Lutheran Church in Milford.

Military Services will be conducted by the American Legion Glen Pedersen Post #1 and the V.F.W. Clay County Post #3159 both of Spencer.
Pastor Perry Aalgaard
Jeff Paulsen
Greg Paulsen
Terry Gilman
Brian Wills
Curtis Drost
Tim Browning
Shane Arndt
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.
Pianist - Jennifer Johnson
Solo - "Amazing Grace"

Congregational Hymns
"What A Friend We Have In Jesus"
"Onward Christian Soldiers"
Little Sioux Lutheran Cemetery
Rural Milford, Iowa
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