Funeral services for Elsie Bernadene Paulson, age 89, of Albert Lea will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Rev. Curtis Zieske will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 13th at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Elsie died Monday, June 11, 2012 at Good Samaritan Center.
Elsie Bernadene Paulson was born on August 22, 1922 to Harry and Sadie (Lane) Eschle in New Richland. She grew up in New Richland and graduated from New Richland High School. On January 30, 1942 Elsie was united in marriage to Luther H. Paulson. The couple moved to Albert Lea in 1950. Elsie was employed at the Albert Lea Schools as a secretary for many years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, former 4-H leader, Past President of the Eagles Auxiliary. Elsie was very active in the schools and had served as president of the PTO for many years. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and time spent with her family.
Survivors include her children Herb (Jeanette) Paulson, Jerry (Vickie) Paulson, Dave (Kay) Paulson, Steve (Carol) Paulson, Mary (Dave) Braaten and Ruth (Jon) Breuer; grandchildren Kristie Lau, Doug (Kristal) Paulson, Andrew (Danielle) Paulson, Tammy Paulson, Kim Barney, Jared (Paula) Paulson, Trent (Abbey) Goskeson, Heidi (Chris) Venem, Natalie (Aaron) Ouska, Stephanie Breuer (Chuck Rhiner) and Jonathan Breuer, Cory (Kristie) Paulson, Chad (Stephanie) Paulson, Keely (Jason) Ray; 24 great-grandchildren; sister Evelyn (Duane) Bell; sister-in-law Virginia Paulson; and many nieces and nephews.
Elsie was preceded in death by her husband Luther Paulson; parents Harry and Sadie Eschle; grandchildren Justin Paulson and Holly Goskeson; brother Everette Eschle; sister Edra (Melvin) Demmer; brothers-in-law Johan Paulson, Ove (Lois) Paulson; and sister-in-law Lorraine (Barney) Veien.