C. Paulson, 81, went to be with the Lord after fighting a long battle
with Multiple Myeloma. He was born in the town of Green Valley, Shawano
County, on April 11, 1931, to the late Carl and Elenore (Nass) Paulson.
He attended schools in the Gillett area. As a young man he started
working on the Engebretson Farms. After working with the Engebretson
Farms for a short time Norman joined the Army. He was among the first
troops that hit the Yalu River, and one of the first troops to leave
Korea. After completing his time in the service he met the love of his
life, Theresa Henn, at the old Green Valley Ballroom and it was love at
first sight. That love lasted close to 60 years. They were married in
1953 in Green Bay, Wis.
Norman and Theresa had three children together, Cynthia Kirschling,
Sycamore, Ill.; Ellen Dacquisto, Greendale, Wis.; and Dennis Paulson,
Gillett; four grandchildren, Kyle Kirschling, New York; Alexia
Kirschling, Colorado; Daniel Dacquisto, Greendale; and Ryan Dacquisto,
Florida. He was employed at Liebman Packing Company for approximately
nine years. In 1960, he moved to Pulcifer, when he purchased Paulson's
Bar. He lived there for 18 years and then moved to Gillett and worked
at various places. He is further survived by two brothers-in-law, Frank
(Joann) Henn, Oneida; and Don Storzer, Adairsville, Ga; as well as one
sister-in-law, Marlene (Neil) Hansen.
Norman spent many of his retirement hours riding his bike around town.
He had the body of a great swimmer. He would take his children across
the street in Pulcifer to teach them to swim in the Oconto River, where
they spent many hours of fun. He saved two women from drowning in the
Oconto River on two separate occasions. He loved watching the Packers
and was a huge baseball fan and was quite the pitcher himself. He would
admonish his three children for feeding their dog, Peanuts, under the
table. Then he was caught feeding the dog under the table himself. He
was very proud of his siblings, Marion (Roger) Erickson, Gillett;
Robert (Bernice) Paulson, Oconto Falls; Roger (Sue) Paulson, Gillett;
Jean (Paulson) Soper, Pulcifer; Dale (Bonnie) Paulson, Carol (Gary)
Williamson, New London; Sharon (Paulson) Trepanier, Bonduel; John
(Sally) Paulson, and Susan (Arnie) Jeske, Abrams.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Elenore (Nass)
Paulson, an infant brother, Brother Steve Paulson; and one
brother-in-law, Wayne Trepanier. He enjoyed the many trips they took to
Florida, Georgia, Yellowstone, and especially the Grand Canyon, where
they ended up sleeping in the car underneath the stars because they
couldn't find a room. At 6'4" he was everyone's big brother and all
looked up to him. As the oldest of 11 children he always claimed he had
the final vote.
Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 2, at St. John's
Catholic Church in Gillett. Funeral Mass will begin at 11 a.m. with
Father Dean Dombroski officiating. A luncheon will be held following
the services at St. John's Catholic Church. Kuehl Funeral Home
(920)855-2144 will assist the family.