Services for Glenn Paulson
Thu, 06/11/2020 - 12:23pm admin
Glenn Paulson, age 83, of Winger, MN, died Friday, June 5, 2020, at Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine, MN.
Glenn Kenneth Paulson was born December 9, 1936, in New Ulm, MN, the son of Kenneth and Glenda (Helling) Paulson. The family lived near East Chain, MN, until Glenn was 3 years old and they moved to the farm near Bejou, MN. He attended Bejou Public School through the 8th grade and graduated from Mahnomen High School with the Class of 1954. Following high school, Glenn entered the workforce doing various construction jobs, one being power line installation with Helmer Homme.
On January 16, 1959, Glenn was united in marriage to June Benson. The couple moved to Seattle, WA, and welcomed a son, Wendell and a daughter, Shari. Glenn worked for Safeway Foods and then started with the US Postal Service, where he delivered mail to 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. They would soon get homesick for Minnesota and moved to Blaine, MN. Glenn continued to work for the postal service and in 1964 they added another son, Jeff, to the family. Although June and Glenn later divorced, he remained in the cities and retired from the US Postal Service in 1989. In 1994, Glenn moved back to the farm and helped his parents and actively farmed until the age of 78. During the last few years, Glenn continued to keep busy and in touch with his family and close friends. One of those friends being, Ken Sykora, a lifelong friend he met while he was a mail carrier in Robbinsdale, MN. They had many good times together. Other close friends he enjoyed visiting include Richard Kriewald and Elton Klienel.
Glenn was always a good athlete, excelling in everything he played from tennis, ping pong, to golf. During high school, he played baseball and then later he played on the Postal Service Softball Team well into his 40’s. He coached his boy’s baseball teams as well. Although Glenn was athletic and seldom lost at cards, his greatest passion was the great outdoors. He was an avid sportsman, hunting, fishing and trapping for 70+ years. Glenn shot numerous deer, ducks and at least three bears with a bow and arrow. He was lucky enough to be drawn twice for moose hunting in Minnesota. Hunting along the North Shore Glenn shot two bulls, with racks of 54” and 48”.
Glenn was a generous and fun-loving individual. He had a great sense of humor and always enjoyed visiting with people. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bejou and served as a Trustee in addition to being one of the Lutefisk cookers for the annual Lutefisk Dinners. Glenn also served on the township board for many years.
Glenn will be deeply missed by his children, Wendell (Lucy) of Walker, MN, Shari Parent of Erskine, MN, and Jeff (Lisa) of Elk River, MN; eight grandchildren: Jennifer (Andy) Luitjens, Christopher Paulson, Stephanie (Dustin) Stark, Jessie Paulson, Eric Parent, Lucas Paulson, Emma Paulson and Barent Paulson; brother, Gerald Paulson of Winger. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Glenda Paulson and an infant granddaughter, Danielle Parent.
Following all safety protocols due to COVID-19 restrictions, Immanuel Lutheran Church will be able to seat up to 60 individuals for the funeral. All are encouraged to wear a mask.
Public Visitation was held Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 5-7 pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bejou. Funeral Services were held Friday, June 12th at 11 am with visitation one-hour prior at the church. Burial took place in the Bejou Township Cemetery.
For those not in attendance, a video recording of the funeral is available on our website.
Arrangements entrusted to Anderson Family Funeral Home
in Mahnomen. Online website: www.andersonfamilyfh.com