21, 1940 -
Jan. 24, 2010
S. Paulsen passed from this life Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at age 69. He was
born in Kingston, Ark., on April 21, 1940, to Harvey and Ruby (nee
was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved sister, Verda
is survived by his sisters, Betty Graham, Alta McCoy and Carol Ann Barnes.
He will be so dearly missed by Holly (nee Thompson), his wife of 49 years;
his daughter, Stacey; son, John; daughter-in-law, Amy (nee Palcowski); and
treasured grandson, Max.
graduated from United Township High School in East Moline, Ill. He
attended college at the University of Miami-Florida, graduated with
degrees in mathematics and education from Dickinson State University and
earned a masterﾕs
degree in mathematics education from the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign. He played football and basketball in high school and
college. An educator for 31 years, he taught high school math and coached
middle school basketball in Hettinger, N.D., and Davenport, Iowa. He was a
math professor at North Dakota State University and Waukesha County
survived a heart attack in 1993 and a heart transplant in 1994. An
excellent and favorite patient, he heartily enjoyed charming nurses and
other caregivers whenever he had appointments, hospital stays and kidney
dialysis. Devoted to his family, he adored, respected and teased his wife,
happily chauffeured his daughter and all of her friends every place they
ever needed or wanted to go and enthusiastically coached his son in youth
soccer and basketball. He also proudly cheered on his son as he played
basketball for Kettle Moraine High School and became a 1995 Division III
National Basketball champion for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
He thoroughly enjoyed his dogs, a Scottish terrier, a cocker spaniel and
20 years of boxers. Harold was completely and utterly smitten by his
grandson, who brought him so much joy.
join us for a memorial service celebrating his life at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan.
31, at Gethsemane United Methodist Church, 642 Main St., Pewaukee. Catch
up with family and friends at the reception to follow.
lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations made in Haroldﾕs
memory to Boxer Rebound, P.O. Box 214, Ringwood, IL 60072 (www.boxerrebound.com),
and the American Heart Association (www.americanheart.org)
would be greatly appreciated by his family.
& Son Funeral Home, 691-1900, is serving the family.