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Marlys J. Paulson

August 29, 1930 ~ February 11, 2018 (age 87)

Marlys J. Paulson, 87, of Evansville, died Sunday, February 11, 2018, at Douglas County Hospital.

Marlys Jean Paulson was born on August 29, 1930 in Erdahl, Minnesota, the daughter of John J. and Amelia V. (Walstrom) Johnson.  One of twelve children, she was baptized and confirmed in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Evansville.  Marlys attended country school near Erdahl through the eighth grade.

On March 12, 1948, Marlys and Morley O. Paulson were married at the Our Savior’s parsonage in Evansville.  The couple lived in Evansville where they owned the Evansville Supermarket.  After selling their business, Marlys was employed with Nelson’s Store for a few years while also remaining home to raise her three sons. 

Marlys was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and later, Faith Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed reading, walking, and always liked her work and people of the community.

She is survived by three sons, Carmen (Mary Jane) Paulson of Johnson City, Tennessee, Jeffrey (Pat) Paulson of Lakeville, MN, and Kenneth Paulson of Apple Valley, MN; two grandchildren, Kristi (Jay) Paasch of California and Corey (Ronda) Paulson of Tennessee; five great-grandchildren; and by her siblings, Alton (Regina) Johnson of Fridley, MN, Noel (Cindy) Johnson of Prior Lake, MN, Dean (Elida) Johnson of Evansville, Sharon Odegaard of Fergus Falls, Betty Ann (Ron) Stromberg of Prior Lake, MN, and JoAnne Ostlund of Evansville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Morley; siblings, Orville (Marlene) Johnson, Dallas Johnson, Virgil Johnson, Gale (Marlene) Johnson, and Arlene Thompson; and in-laws, Robert Ostlund, Burnell Johnson, Alvin Thompson, and Leonard Odegaard.

Memorial Service:  2 PM Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Evansville, with visitation one hour prior to services.

Clergy:  Reverend Dennis Preston

Interment:  Mound Grove Cemetery, Evansville

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