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Helen Iona Paulsen

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

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Helen Iona Paulsen
Services for Helen Iona Paulsen, 97 were held Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. Rev. Tom Dettmer officiated the service.

Interment took place at Willow Creek Cemetery in Royal.

Helen passed away on Feb. 5, 2009, at Longhouse Residence in Spencer.

Helen Iona Paulsen, the daughter of Carl Algot Henry and Anna Johanna Hagedorn Lundbeck, was born June 9, 1911, in Lincoln Township, Clay County. Helen was baptized on July 9, 1911, at the Lincoln Lutheran Church and confirmed on April 5, 1925, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She received her early education and graduated from the Rossie High School.

On June 11, 1938, Helen married Arthur Vernett Paulsen at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. Throughout their marriage, they made their home in the Royal community where Arthur farmed on family farms south of Royal. Helen was an active member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal, where she was a member of the Altar Guild, Women of the Church and taught Sunday school for about 10 years. She was also a member of the Busy Hand Club.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Paul; brother, Arnold Lundbeck; and grandchildren: Julie Anne Johnson and Ralph Chadwick Paulsen.

Helen is survived by her son, Ralph Paulsen and wife, Gloria of Greenville, Fla.; two daughters: Annabel Wagner and her husband, Leon of Norfolk, Neb., and Louise Lyn Huston of Dubuque; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were handled by Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.