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Michael "Mike" Paulsen

December 8, 1945 ~ March 8, 2019 (age 73)

In Loving Memory Of


Michael Edward Paulsen


Michael Paulsen, the son of Herman and Minnie (DeKruif) Paulsen, was born on December 8, 1945 in Sheldon, IA. He grew up in Sheldon and attended school. When Mike was finished with school he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Korea, Germany, England and various tours of duty in the U.S. Mike was married to Jean LeVeque in 1969. Two children were blessed to that union, Deborah Lynn and Michelle Ann. Jean passed away in 1982. Mike was honorably discharged from the Air Force after 20 years in 1983 as a Tec Sargent. Mike married Cheri Scarset in 1994 after they had met while they both worked at the Slayton Manor. Mike passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019 at his home in Fulda at the age of 73 years and 3 months. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and tinkering in his “Man Shed” with his machines. Mike was an avid sports fan, with football and car racing as his favorites. He was very precise in his mowing and no one else was permitted to do it. He had a wonderful bass voice, but nobody would ever know, as he didn’t like to sing in front of people. Mike was a good cook. His dry sense of humor helped Cheri get out of a lot of tough moments. He will be greatly missed.


Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Cheri Paulsen of Fulda, MN; 2 daughters, Deborah Conness of Madison, MN and Michelle Paulsen and her special friend, Bob of Sibley, IA; step children, Sholi (Rande) Johnson of Hadley, MN, Shane Scarset and his special friend, Kim of Mankato, MN and Jonah (Lori) Scarset of Young America, MN; 3 grandchildren; 7 step grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 8 step great-grandchildren; 4 siblings, Janie (Randy) Miller of Amarillo, TX, Karen (Ted) Todd of Amarillo, TX, Richard Paulsen of Missouri, Herman Paulsen Jr. of Cherokee, IA and 2 step sisters-in-law, Karen (Max) Sovell of Westerville, OH and Cynthia Wallace of Lakeville, MN. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Bernie and Michael’s twin who died at birth.


Funeral Services


Iona Presbyterian Church Iona, MN at 1:30 PM on Friday, March 15, 2019 with Deb Klassenn and Dave Erickson co-officiating.  The organist is Sharon Lais. The honorary pallbearers are Shane Scarset, Jonah Scarset, Austin Scarset, Morrie Tellehusen, George Hemmingsen and Ralph Jacobson. Interment at the Slayton Memorial Gardens, Slayton, MN.


Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on day. The Totzke Funeral Home in Fulda is assisting the family with arrangements. 

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