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Curtis Amos Paulsen

April 29, 1934 - November 18, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Curtis Amos Paulsen

Curtis Amos Paulsen

Born: April 29, 1934
Died: November 18, 2020
Age: 86

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Curtis Amos Paulsen, the son of Harry and Millie (Stricker) Paulsen, was born April 29 1934 in Hartley, Iowa. His childhood years were spent on a farm near Hartley, where he received his education graduating from Hartley High School in 1953.  He entered the military in 1954, where he served with he U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict until his honorable discharge in 1956.  He later attended night classes for 2 years at Iowa Lakes Community College.

     Curt married Connie Kay Hensley on November 24, 1961 in Lake Park, Iowa.  After their marriage, they lived in Spencer where he began his career at HyLine Chicks International, where he worked for 30 years.  He later worked at Great Lakes Aviation for 5 years until his retirement.  Curt was an active member of Hope Reformed Church in Spencer, where he was a deacon and in his later years, worked as a custodian for 10 years.  He was an airplane buff since WWII and enjoyed building model airplanes and flying them. Curt also loved history, gardening, reading, dancing, lawn work, traveling/RVing, fishing, the water and the Iowa Hawkeyes and just being outside.  He was also active in the Y’s Men Club.

     He passed away at the St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer, Iowa on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the age of 86.  Curt was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Connie in 2013;  his siblings: Eldon Paulsen, Ferne Petersen, Emery Paulsen, Ruth Gilman and Wayne Paulsen and son-in-law, Joey Elbert.

     Curtis is survived by his 2 daughters: Jamie Elbert and her significant other, Brian Mingus of Spirit Lake, IA and her children: Alyssa and Casey, and Carma Moran and husband, Bryce of Panama City Beach, FL, a great granddaughter, Tilly and their children: Tessa and Alex; other relatives and many friends.




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PUBLIC Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M., Monday, November 23, 2020 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer
Pastor Pastor Perry DeGroot
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home
"His Eye Is On The Sparrow"
"How Great Thou Art"
By Ray Meyer

"Can I Have This Dance"
By Anne Murray

Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa

A Military Flag presentation will be conducted by Glen Pedersen Post #1 - American Legion & VFW Clay County Post #3159 of Spencer following the graveside services.


Friday, December 4, 2020 at 8:34 AM
“Curtis will surely be missed!!! Lots of Memories of spending time with him at Heritage Landings & Accura!! I ALWAYS enjoyed hanging out with him!! Loved his smile and goofy sense of humor!!! Enjoyed"dancing" with him at Accura, Heritage Landings & Rock the Roof!!! We would go for drives & get a treat, look at planes & tractors And listen to his favorite bands!!! Every one lived Curtis!!!! He could always make me laugh!!! Then there was the Halloween costumes & arm wrestling!!!😁 He has a special place in my heart!!! Prayers for your family!!!”
- Jeanette Meyer
Friday, November 27, 2020 at 9:39 AM
“Worked with Kurt at Hy-Line for several years, a great guy, sorry to hear of his passing, my condolences go out to the family.”
- John Muetzel
Friday, November 27, 2020 at 9:38 AM
Sorry to hear about your dad. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.”
- Fayette Butler
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 7:46 AM
“Curt was a wonderful neighbor. We would have some happy conversations about their upcoming trips south, the girls and a 100 other topics. Curt was always busy with a big smile to great you! Thank you Curt”
- Mark & Fae Lykke
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 7:46 AM
“We are so sorry for the loss of your dad. My parents were good friends from Church. Curt was always such a kind gentle soul. God bless you all”
- Laura Gerritsen Gehrls
Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 11:12 AM
“Jamie and Carma -- With fond memories we remember your parents as our dear friends when we lived in Spencer. We extend our sympathy to you and your families. Peace and comfort to you -- Jack and Myrt”
- Jack and Myrt Manders
Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 11:12 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”
- Bob and Lavon Montgomery
Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 4:32 PM
“so sorry to hear about dad hugs and prayers”
- Pam Edmunds
Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 9:59 AM
“Jamie and family I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Hold on to the great memories! Thoughts and prayers to your entire family. ”
- Dave, Jan & Ellie Maschoff
Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 9:59 AM
“Carma, we are sorry to see about your father's passing. We are praying for you and your family to guide to through this time. Love and hugs”
- Rhonda and Robert Sapp
Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 9:59 AM
“My sympathy to your family.

Dayle Broocks”
- Dayle. Broocks
Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 8:35 AM
“Jamie, Carma, Alyssa, Casey,
So sorry to hear of your Dad/grandpa’s passing. Thinking of you at this emotional time.
Love you guys!
Sadie, Bryce and Lennox”
- Gina Harrison
Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 7:49 AM
“Carma, I’m so sorry for you and your families loss. Every time I saw your Dad he was always smiling and just the nicest and sweetest man. I know he must be enjoying dancing with your Mom now. 🥰”
- Dee Compton
Friday, November 20, 2020 at 11:16 AM
“Jamie & Carma & families, Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My parent's, Jerry & Bev Kimball, were next door neighbors to your parents when they lived in Spencer on 6th St SW. I always enjoyed having a great visit with both your Dad & Mom & having a good laugh! Such very kind neighbors! My sympathy to you!”
- Diane Kimball
Friday, November 20, 2020 at 8:21 AM
“Sorry To Hear Of Your Dad's Passing- Jamie And Carma, We Had Great Times At Your House When We Were Kids- Your Dad And Mom Were Always So Mellow. Remember The Great Time's Together With Your Dad💖 He Is With You~ EVERYDAY 💝”
- Connie Verner Khounlo
Friday, November 20, 2020 at 8:21 AM
“Jamie & Carma so sorry for the loss of your father. May God bless you and your entire family with peace and comfort.”
- Dee & Gary Kilpatrick
Friday, November 20, 2020 at 8:21 AM
“Jamie and Carmen, Judy and I want to extend our sincere sympathy on the passing of your father. Curt was such a gentle person and with whom we enjoyed a memorable friendship. Both your parents were always fun!”
- Tony Van Helden
Friday, November 20, 2020 at 8:20 AM
“My thoughts and prayers to the Family of Curt. I worked with Curt at Hy-Line for 10 years. He was such a sweet and kind man to work with, May God bless your family as you deal with lost of wonder person that Curt was.”
- Anita (Evans) Petersen
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