THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Norman C. Paulson
Norman C. Paulson, 81, passed away after fighting a long battle with Multiple Myeloma.
Born in the Town of Green Valley, Shawano County on April 11, 1931, he was the eldest of 11 children born to the late Carl and Elenore (Nass) Paulson.
He attended schools in the Gillett area and as a young man worked on the Engebretson Farms, then joined the United States Army. He was among the first troops that hit the Yalu River and one of the first troops to leave Korea. After completing his time in the service he met the love of his life, Theresa Henn at the old Green Valley Ballroom. The couple married in 1953 in Green Bay and celebrated 60 years of marriage
He was employed at Liebman Packing Company for approximately nine years. In 1960 he moved to Pulcifer when he purchased Paulson's Bar. He lived there for 18 years and then moved to Gillett where he worked at various places. He spent many of his retirement hours riding his bike around town. He had the body of a great swimmer and taught his children how to swim in the Oconto River, where he saved two women from drowning on two separate occasions. He loved watching the Packers and was a huge baseball fan and was a pitcher himself.
Survivors include three children, Cynthia Kirschling of Sycamore, Ill., Ellen Dacquisto of Greendale and Dennis Paulson of Gillett; four grandchildren; his siblings, Marion (Roger) Erickson and Roger (Sue) Paulson, both of Gillett, Robert (Bernice) Paulson of Oconto Falls, Jean (Paulson) Soper of Pulcifer, Dale (Bonnie) Paulson and Carol (Gary) Williamson, both of New London, Sharon (Paulson) Trepanier of Bonduel and John (Sally) Paulson and Susan (Arnie) Jeske, both of Abrams; two brothers-in-law, Frank (Joann) Henn of Oneida and Don Storzer of Adairsville, Ga. and a sister-in-law, Marlene (Neil) Hansen.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Brother Steve Paulson and a brother-in-law, Wayne Trepanier.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, at St. John's Catholic Church in Gillett. Fr. Dean Dombroski will officiate and a luncheon will be held at the church following the service. Kuehl Funeral Home is assisting the family.