Virgil Paulson, 1940-2020

Published 12:02 am Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Virgil D. Paulson, 79, of Albert Lea, passed away on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at St. John’s Lutheran Home in Albert Lea.  Per his wishes, no funeral services will be held.

Virgil Paulson

Virgil Dean Paulson was born Dec. 1, 1940, in Dennison, Texas, to parents Joseph and Hazel Paulson.  Virgil’s father was an engineer, so the family moved around in his younger years, spending most of their time in Wisconsin.  Virgil graduated high school in Durand, Wisconsin, in 1958.

He began working at Wilson & Co. in 1958. The plant went on strike shortly after. Virgil enlisted in the United States Army, serving the country honorably for six years in various capacities and locations. When he returned from the service, he came back to work at Wilson’s, working in the carpentry department. After retiring there, he spent 10 years working as a custodian at the United South Central school district in Wells. When Virgil wasn’t working, he enjoyed using his carpentry skills at home, building decks and many other things for himself and his family.

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He is preceded in death by both parents, Joseph and Hazel Paulson; sisters Delores (Don) Eulberg and Donna (Dave) Schmitz; and a brother in-law, Robert Brommer.

Virgil is survived by his children Jeffery Paulson and Amy (Mike) Mansmith; granddaughter, Kristal Jameson and her significant other, Josh Baseman; siblings Genesse Brommer, Linda (Steve) Taverna and James Paulson; along with many other extended relatives and friends.