Thomas Paulsen Dec. 28, 1937-Nov. 22, 2017

Thomas Paulsen

     Thomas Paulsen, 79, of Wyoming passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017.

     Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Wyoming. A visitation will be on Sunday, Nov. 26 at Lahey Funeral Home from 2-5 p.m. Burial will be held at Wyoming Cemetery.

     Thomas J. Paulsen was born on Dec. 28, 1937 at the Anamosa Hospital (Mercy), the son of Wolber August Paulsen and Emma M. Carstensen Paulsen. He received his education in the Wyoming Public High School and graduated in 1956. In 1958 he joined the U.S. Army and served two years with 18 months in Germany. When he returned home he began farming on the home farm. He spent his whole life on the home farm except for when he was in the service. He served a number of years on the Wyoming Cemetery Board. Tom especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

     Thomas Jens Paulsen and Wilma Carol Cox were married on July 6, 1968 at the First Presbyterian Church in Monticello, Iowa. They are the parents of Gregory Thomas and Bradley William. Tom is survived by his wife, Wilma, his son Gregory (Debra) and grandchildren; Emma, Allison, Olivia, and his son Bradley (Sharon) and grandchildren; Maisie and Ethan, one brother August (Anita), sisters-in-law- Phyllis Lumpa, Linda McAllister, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers-in-law Merle Cox and Paul Lumpa, and sister-in-law Jeanne Cox.

     Memorials may be left to the Wyoming Cemetery in his honor.

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