THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: February 14, 2019
Bonita "Bonnie" Katherine (Shehow) Paulsen, 79, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, surrounded by family at Rennes Health Care Center-East.
Born July 29, 1939 in Green Bay, to the late Albert and Gertrude (Konyn) Shehow, she married Kenneth Paulsen on May 13, 1961 in Marinette. She worked at Lauerman Brothers Department Store, Thyberg Jewelers and Crestview Adult Foster Care Home.
A member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, she enjoyed teaching Sunday School there. She volunteered at the BAMC coffee bar, Menominee Historical Society Museum and touched the life of many people through her work and volunteer activities.
She enjoyed the Red Hatters, bowling and helped plan her Marinette High School Class of 1958 and Lauerman reunions, but mostly enjoyed time with family, grandchildren and many friends.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth and a son, Brad (Sue) Paulsen, both of Menominee; a daughter, Sue (David Dirksmeyer) Paulsen of Franklin; five grandchildren; five siblings, Gerald Shehow of Menominee, Dorrie (Raymond) Swacker of Abbottsford and Peggy Shehow, David (Kolleen) Shehow and Bruce Shehow, all of Marinette and two sisters-in-law, Kathy Shehow of Porterfield and Yvonne Groleau of Menominee.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Steven, Scott and Randy Shehow and two sisters, Janet Hanson and Sissy Shehow.
Family received friends at Anderson Kell Funeral Home in Menominee on Monday, Feb. 11 from 4 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 6 p.m., with Pastor Mark Laatsch officiating. Burial will be in Birch Creek Cemetery in Spring. A memorial fund has been established in her name.