Vernon Paulson, 82, Marshall

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Vernon Paulson, age 82, of Marshall, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at the Minneota Manor.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Grace Life Church in Marshall. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery. Visitation will be 3- p.m. Tuesday at the Hamilton-Birk Funeral Home, Marshall. Visitation will continue at the church on Wednesday, one hour prior to the service.

Vernon Allan Paulson was born Nov. 8, 1919, to parents Edward H. and Eva (Goodhope) Paulson in Viborg, S.D. He graduated from the Ellendale High School in 1938 and graduated from the U of M in 1950. During World War II he served his country in the Army, having fought at Normandy, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

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On Sept. 17, 1947, Vernon was united in marriage to Thelma Jenson at Clarks Grove. They lived in Worthington and Marshall where Vernon worked for the Farmers Home Administration. He retired in 1986.

Vernon passed away at the Minneota Manor on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002. He

had reached the age of 82 years, 10 months and 7 days.

He is survived by his four children: Debra (Robert) Walstead of Elbert, Colo., Carol (Jimie) Lorenz of Marshall, Ruth (Donald) Callahan of Pine Island, and Linda (Timothy) Greiner of Owatonna; 14 grandchildren; seven grandchildren; three brothers: Russell of Albert Lea,

Milton of Roseville, and Harris of Ankeny, Iowa; and a sister-in-law, Peggy Paulson of

Anderson, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Thelma; and a brother, Maurice.

Vernon’s enjoyments in life were his family, camping and wintering in Edinburg, Texas.

Vernon was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marshall.

Blessed be his memory.