John M. Paulson, 91, of Carrington, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford.
John Merrill Paulson was born July 12, 1921, the son of Albert and Anna (Sorbel) Paulson, on the family farm south of Carrington. He grew up on the farm and attended Carrington School.
He joined the National Guard Company F 164 Infantry in Carrington. As war broke out, the Army called up Company F into active duty. John served in the South Pacific during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star. After being honorably discharged, John finished his education and received his GED.
On Oct. 20, 1946, John was united in marriage to Natalie Caroline Neuman at Calvary Baptist Church in Carrington. Over the years, John worked a variety of jobs including at Carrington Turkey Farm, a Chevy garage; the Foster County Independent, Carrington Post Office, and he farmed.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, family, church, playing his guitar for his children and grandchildren, caring for his lawn and garden, and talking to and meeting new people. John was the last charter member of Grace Lutheran Church, a member of the VFW and American Legion, all in Carrington.
John will be remembered and deeply missed by: his wife, Natalie; three children, Miles (Bonnie) Paulson, of Manning, Arlys (Dale) Williams, Chinook, Mont., and Douglas Paulson, Manning; four grandchildren, Craig (Katie) Paulson, Shelley Paulson, Annalena Williams and Aubrey Williams; two great-grandchildren, "the little cowboys" Max and Lucas Paulson; and one brother, Luther Paulson, Carrington.
He was greeted in heaven by his parents, Albert and Anna; and three brothers, Alvin, Clifford and Gordon.
Funeral Service: Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at 2 p.m., in Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington.
Interment: Carrington Cemetery, Carrington.
Visitation and prayer service: Visitation Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington. Visitation will continue Monday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Grace Lutheran Church.
Memorials: The family suggests memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Online condolences may be sent at (www.EvansFuneralHomeND.com).