Wilford Paulson

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Wilford Gordon “Bud” Paulson, 83, died on June 20, 2008, at his home in Blooming Prairie. He was born Aug. 19, 1924 to William and Mathilda (Jensen) Paulson on the family farm near Blooming Prairie where he grew up. He attended schools in Blooming Prairie and farmed with his dad until 1945 and then alone since 1947.
A member of Grace Baptist Church in Austin, Bud enjoyed reading, gardening, word find puzzles and jigsaw puzzles, some of which he mounted. He spent 24 winters in Texas and moved into Prairie Villa in the spring of 2002.
Survivors include his sister: Joyce Staples, Greenville, S.C.; several nieces and nephews, including Mary Ann (Everett) Hansen, Austin, Minn., Charles (Shirley) Lightly, Austin, Lu (David) Lyle, Oakland, Kenneth (Cathy) Lightly, Blooming Prairie, Minn., Beth (Warren) French, Greenville, Nancy Anderson, West Chester, Ohio; Gary (Diane) Staples, New Berlin, Wis.; several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mathilda and William; sister, Victoria and two brothers-in-law.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at Grace Baptist Church in Austin with The Rev. Gordon Larson and The Reverend Jim Leonard co-officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday at Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home. Interment is at Blooming Prairie Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Grace Baptist Church in Austin.

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