Elsie Bernadine Paulson

Born: Tue., Aug. 22, 1922
Died: Mon., Jun. 11, 2012


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Jun. 13, 2012
Location: Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Thu., Jun. 14, 2012
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church

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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.

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Amy (Paschka) Henrikson
   Posted Wed June 13, 2012
Dear Family,

Elsie was a secretary for my father, David Paschka, for many years. She was his right hand for many years of his career as principal in Albert Lea. I remember going to the office as a small child to see him and Elsie was always so sweet and kind to all of us kids. She always made me smile. I was sad to hear of her passing. My parents were very fond of her. My dad has many great stories of her. She will be missed. I am sorry for your loss. A great woman...


Amy (Paschka) Henrikson
Owatonna, MN

Roxanne Ehrich
   Posted Thu June 14, 2012
Dear Family:

I too have fond memories of Elsie. I grew up and went to school at Sibley where she was a secretary under Mr. Paschka. She actually went to bat for me against my kindergarten teacher, she was my hero. I think my teacher made me sit in the coat room for not drinking my milk, which of course I became very upset over. I went down to the office and told Mrs. Paulson and she scolded Mrs. Turner and then called my Dad to come and pick me up. She was my protector from then on. I always felt safe at the school. She was always warm and kind, but told it like it was. She will be missed.
I did not know that Mary was her daughter and I find it wonderful that you held the same position as your mom. You were just as fantastic there and I always enjoyed talking to you too.

God Bless

Roxanne Ehrich - Matt and Ehrich Attig's Mom

Mary (Sherman) Dainton
   Posted Tue June 19, 2012
Dear Ruth and family,

I spent many nights in your family home and they hold great memories to me. I am just so thankful I did get to visit with your mom,Elsie, last time I was back in MN. It was one of the highlights to my trip home. May she Rest In Peace and God''s Blessings to all of you, her treasured family. Miss ya Ruth and love you always, Mary

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