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Wayne Vern Paulsen

May 7, 1932 - February 15, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Wayne Vern Paulsen

Wayne Vern Paulsen

Born: May 7, 1932
Died: February 15, 2020
Age: 87

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     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


Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 12:03 PM
“We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days. Keith & Nancy Wurtz”
- nancy wurtz
Monday, February 17, 2020 at 9:21 AM
“prayers for your family. we weill miss him and we will always love you uncle Wayne and will be in our hearts”
- jenny drost
Monday, February 17, 2020 at 5:20 AM
“Prayers for my sister and her family. I will miss him very much”
- Pam Edmunds
Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 8:15 PM
“haven't seen wayne for years but we werw friends and neighbors for a long time”
- james mccord
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