Lucille M. Paulsen

Jun 25, 2019
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Services: 10:30 AM, Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church


4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Monday, July 1, 2019 at Locke Funeral Home and for an hour before services at the church


Orange Township Cemetery


to the church or Cedar Valley Hospice


Lucille Margaret Paulsen, 94, of Waterloo, IA, died at Lakeview Landing of Friendship Village on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.


She was born February 24, 1925, in Audubon, IA, daughter of Jim and Ellen Rasmussen Haals and

graduated from Audubon High School. She attended St. Olaf College and transferred to Iowa State Teachers College where she received her teaching certificate.


She married Calvin "Cal" Paulsen on September 7, 1947 in Audubon; he died July 16, 2012.


Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Paulsen taught first grade in Atlantic, IA and then farmed with Cal for many years.


She was an active member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterloo. She had been Sunday School Superintendent, wedding committee chairperson, served on several committees, and a long-time member of Priscilla Circle.


Mrs. Paulsen is survived by 3 daughters: Carolyn (Bob) Reichert of Waterloo, Julie (Larry) Zell of Waterloo, and Debbie (Dana) Messerly of Olathe‚ KS; 7 grandchildren: Matt (Stacy) Reichert,  Jennifer (Tom) Banta, Kristine (Aaron) Martin, Emily Zell, Bryan (Maddalena Marinari) Messerly, David (Cheris) Messerly,  and Beth (Joel) Krum; 12 great-grandchildren: Matthew, Regan and Marshall Reichert, Austin and Madison Martin, Ryan and Quincy Ott, Eliska and Esmarin Messerly, Federico Marinari Messerly, Ruby Lucille and Wrenley Krum.


She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Alfred and Ed Haals; two sisters, Esther Magnussen and Elaine Crouse; two brothers-in-law, Phil Magnussen and Cecil Crouse; and two sisters-in-law, Alma and Betty Haals.

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  1. Naomi Lewis | Jun 27, 2019
    My sympathies to your family at this time of deep sorrow.   Death of a loved one brings great sadness but our Heavenly Father promises us that he will bring us comfort at Romans 15:5.   I hope that family, friends and your memories will bring you a measure of peace and calm.

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