Bruce Curtis Paulson -- funeral
Bruce was born in Hatton, North Dakota. After graduation from
Hatton High School, he completed his undergraduate degree at Minot
State College. A Masters degree was earned at Colorado State University.
After teaching and coaching in Sherwood and Valley City North Dakota, Bruce enlisted in the Navy. He was involved in seven invasions during World War II in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatres.
Bruce met Dolores Clauson while teaching at Maple Lake, Mn. They were married August 9, 1947 in St. Paul. They made their home in Madelia from 1948-1965 where Bruce assumed the roles of teacher, athletic coach, and high school principal.
During his stay in Madelia, Bruce became very involved in the development of Luther Memorial Home. In addition to being a board member, he served as president for several years.
Bruce and his family moved to Mankato in the fall of 1966, where he became associated with Mankato State University's Department of Curriculum and Instruction. He retired in 1982.
Bruce had many personal interests including fishing, all types of carpentry and woodworking, and Scouting. He was instrumental in the development of Boy Scout Troop 76, and volunteered much of his time to various Twin Valley Council projects including Camp Cayuna.
Bruce was committed to both church and family. He maintained a consistent life of integrity and service to God. He was a loving and devoted husband and father. Bruce was an inspiration to his grand children, and a thoughtful friend to all who knew him. His sense of humor and quick wit was evidence of his positive outlook on life.
We will miss him.
Order of Service
Prelude Marlys Heller
Call To Worship
Hymn "Lift High the Cross", Page 377
Memorial Tribute Pastor Milford Thompson
Special Music "In Heavenly Love Abiding" Betty Een
Message Pastor Randall Olson
Special Music "Lord's Prayer" Betty Een
Hymn "Amazing Grace",Page 448
Following the Committal Service at Glenwood Cemetery, the family
invites you to lunch/fellowship in the church dining room.
Casket Bearers were: Lonnie Bristol, Andy Een, Claire Faust, Dick Mitchell, Craig Paulson, Pat Pedelty, Bud Wooten.
Survivors include his wife Dolores; daughters and their husbands Brenda and Sam Brubaker, Barbara and Keith Hoffman; sons Kent and his wife Wendy, Keith; Eight grandchildren: Sarah, Amy, Emily and Rachel Brubaker, Justin and Meghan Hoffman, Bethany Paulson, Justine Borchert; brothers and their wives Peter and Ernestine, Marvin and Muriel, Elliot and MaryAnn; many nephews, nieces, cousins and in-laws.