Clara P. Paulson, 93

Published 4:57 pm Saturday, February 18, 2012

Clara P. Paulson, 93, of Blooming Prairie, Minn., passed away Saturday morning, Feb. 18, 2012, at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie. She was born on July 22, 1918, to Peder and Laura Madson in Westfield Township rural Blooming Prairie. Clara was a lifelong Blooming Prairie resident and worked as a waitress and a cook at various restaurants. On Dec. 20, 1939, she married Clarence Paulson in Northwood, Iowa. She was also a homemaker and enjoyed antiques and garage sales. Clara volunteered at First Lutheran Church and was a member of some church circles and sewing groups.

Survivors include a son, David (Rebecca) Paulson of Blooming Prairie; four grandchildren, Brad (Jackie) Paulson of Coon Rapids, Minn., Brian (Janita) Paulson of Medford, Bruce Paulson of Owatonna and Brenda (David) Wanous of Blooming Prairie; eight grandchildren; one sister, Lorene Williamson of Blooming Prairie, one sister-in-law, Hilda Paulson of Austin; and many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence, who died in 1963; three sisters, Myrtle Olstad, Evelyn Madsen, Mabel Ditlevson; and a grandson, Brent Paulson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at the First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie. Visitation will be held one hour before the service at the church. Interment is at Westfield Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the Westfield Church, First Lutheran Church or Prairie Manor Care Center. Online condolences may be expressed at Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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