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Russell L. Paulsen
Russell L. Paulsen, 90, of Maquoketa, formerly of Charlotte, passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at his home.

A celebration of Russell's life will begin at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 8, at First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa.  Cremation will follow the visitation.  Burial will be at Rossiter Cemetery, rural Charlotte, with military honors.

Russell Lee Paulsen was born July 28, 1927, near Charlotte, to George and Mamie Schrader Paulsen.  He was a 1945 graduate of Charlotte High School.  He started farming the home farm in 1950, and married Betty Andresen on June 3, 1951, in Charlotte.  In 1952, he was drafted into the Army during the Korean War.  Part of his two years were spent in Verdun, France, working in the Com Center as part of the Signal Corp. Upon receiving an honorable discharge, he resumed farming until he retired from that in 1990.  In retirement, he drove a school bus for the Northeast Community School District for eight years.

In 2003, Russell and Betty moved to Maquoketa.  He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa and a 50-plus-year member of the American Legion.  He had served in many different ways in his churches and was a trustee for Waterford Township for many years.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Betty Paulsen of Maquoketa; two daughters, LuAnn (Mark) Zehr of Columbus, Nebraska, and Kayla (Wayne) Denman of Vancouver, Washington; six grandchildren, Joshua (Megan) Zehr, Jacob Zehr, and Zachary, Nathaniel, Nicholas, and Amelia Joy Denman; and two great-grandchildren, Ella and Eli Zehr.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Gordon; a brother, Donald; and a sister in infancy.  

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church, Hospice of Jackson County, or any charity. 

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