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November 1, 1924 – Saturday, April 9, 2016

Service Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Saturday, April 16, 2016
3:00 PM

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Saturday, April 16, 2016
2:00 – 3:00 PM

Frances Lorraine Paulson

age 91 of Parkers Prairie, MN, formerly of Buffalo, MN passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the St. Williams Living Center in Parkers Prairie, MN.

Frances was born on November 1, 1924 in Kimball, MN, the daughter of Alvin B. and Minnie (Ertl) Rumsey.

Frances was a graduate from Kimball High School. She was baptized and confirmed in her faith at Lake Union Covenant Church in rural Kimball, MN.

On November 2, 1946, Frances Lorraine Rumsey and Walter Wallace Paulson were united in marriage in Minneapolis, MN. The two were blessed with four children.

During the WWII era, Frances worked for Northwest Airlines sewing seat covers for the airplanes. Her love for sewing became a lifelong passion. She also worked at Sears and was a seamstress from home.

Frances was a loving mother, grandma and great-grandma. Frances and Walter loved to travel throughout the states visiting family and friends. In retirement, the two would travel in their RV and winter in Apache Junction, AZ. Frances enjoyed traveling, sewing, gardening, cooking, and canning -she was famous for pickles of all kinds. Her greatest enjoyment was time spent with her family, including her eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Each grandchild has a special memory of time spent with their grandma.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Paulson; son, Merlin Paulson; parents, Alvin and Minnie Rumsey; and siblings, Gerald (Darlene) Rumsey and Viola (Stanley) Snow.

Frances is survived by her loving family: children, Gail (Tom) Blalock, Bruce (Jeanette) Paulson, LouAnn (Greg Johnson) Paulson; grandchildren, Tronn (Lynn Anderson) Paulson, Michelle (fiancé Brian Moore) Gonzalez, Tasha (Jesse) Laudenbach,Corey (Melissa) Paulson, Christopher (Lisa) Paulson, Valarie (Jim) Schwinghammer, Sam (Stephanie) Johnson, Sarah (fiancé Joshua Yokel) Johnson; great-grandchildren, Luis Gonzalez, Jasmine Gonzalez, Kenadie Paulson, Emily Paulson, Levi Paulson, Jacob Johnson, Makayla Schwinghammer; siblings, Eugene (Marleigh) Rumsey, Glendale Rumsey, Eileen (Art) Dedrick; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at St. Williams Living Center in Parkers Prairie for their excellent care of Frances.

Honorary casket bearers will be Frances’s grandchildren, Tronn Paulson and Tash Laudenbach.

Casket bearers will be Frances’s grandchildren, Michelle Gonzalez, Corey Paulson, Christopher Paulson, Valarie Schwinghammer, Sam Johnson and Sarah Johnson.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 3:00 PM with a visitation starting at 2:00 PM at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo, MN.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Williams Living Center (P.O. Box 30, Parkers Prairie, MN 56361) or the MN Alzheimer’s Association.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. 763-682-1363.

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Vivian Scott

    I want to offer my condolences to the Paulson family. It is a painful thing to lose a love one in death, regardless of how long they have lived; even Jesus, when Lazarus died, “gave way to tears”(John 11: 35). It pains our Creator, too, and he has promised to bring our love one back to life at Isaiah 26:19 “Your dead will rise …Awake and shout joyfully you residents in the dust! …the earth will let those powerless in death come to life” then “he will swallow up death forever …”(Isaiah 25:8). I hope these words give you comfort.

  2. Rodger Wetzel

    Our family has many fond memories of Frances, and Walter, driving up to North Dakota for visits. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


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