Lee S. Paulson
Lee S. Paulson, 56, of Maddock, ND, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at St. Aloisius Medical Center in Harvey, ND. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 18th, 2009, 11:00 AM at Viking Lutheran Church, rural Maddock, ND with Pastor Allen Campbell officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to7pm with a 7pm Prayer Service at the Nelson Funeral Home in Maddock and Saturday at the church an hour before the funeral. Casket bearers will be: Andrew Johnson, Daniel Johnson, Christopher Paulson, Luke Paulson, Brad Paulson, Alex Paulson and Nick Askew. Honorary bearers will be all of Lee’s neighbors and friends. Music will be from Kim Paulson, soloist with Sheila Erickson, organist.
Lee Sanford Paulson was born at Maddock, ND, on January 2, 1953, to Alvin and Carmen (Togstad) Paulson. He was the middle child of five siblings. Lee was baptized and confirmed at Viking Lutheran Church, rural Maddock. He graduated from the Benson County Agricultural and Training School at Maddock in 1971. Lee served in the Army as a Medic. Upon discharge from the Army, Lee attended school at Wahpeton for aviation. He then returned to the family farm, continuing to farm until his unexpected death.
He truly loved the land and was a great steward. Lee loved watching the crops grow and enjoyed bringing in the harvest. He was the family historian, tracing genealogy and keeping track of the family treasures and keepsakes.
It was thought Lee would remain a confirmed bachelor, like his Uncle Henning. This all changed when “the girls” came into his life. Robyn was his soul mate, the love of his life. Ashley brought a whole new world into his life with her cheery smile and whirlwind of activities. Lee and Robyn were to have been married Saturday, July 18th.
Lee was a lifelong member of Viking Lutheran Church. He served on the West Antelope Valley Township Board, Bremen Elevator Board, and was a former member of the American Legion.
Lee is survived by his fiancé, Robyn Alsaker and her daughter, Ashley of Maddock; mother, Carmen Paulson of Maddock; a sister, Charlene (Ron) Johnson of Grafton, ND; brothers, Michael Paulson of Tahlequah, OK, Lynn (Linda) Paulson of Grafton, and Kim (Paulette) Paulson of Devils Lake; a great-aunt, Alvilda Maas of St. Paul, MN; aunts, Shirley Midstokke of Devils Lake and Agnes Paulson of Fargo; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin in 1975, grandparents, Anton & Hazel Togstad and Mike and Inga Paulson, uncles, Henning and Manley Paulson and an aunt, Beatrice Simonson.
Lee was a great neighbor and friend when I was growing up. I
will always remember his smile and laugh, along with the numerous
conversations we had along the prairie trail during haying and deer hunting
season. I will also remember the fun times of riding along with him as a
little kid in his pickup sprayer. Lee will be greatly missed.
Craig, Joan, Paisley, & Garrett Kleven
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Lee. I didn't know
him that well, but do remember his smile and his friendliness when he would
visit his brother, Lynn, where I also worked. My condolences to the family.
I am sorry to hear about Lee. I did not know him too good
but I grew up in Maddock and I don't live too far from the Grafton area. My
Dad's name is Richard Lynne. I know Justin Risovi really good. I just can't
imagaine what you are all going through. I lost my Mother In law sudden and
she was only 63 years old. I lost My Grandma Dorothy Lynne and My Mother in
law within weeks of each other. May God Bless you
Mike, Shawna and Connor Hodek
Carmen & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. If only there were words to comfort you all at this sad time. We can only say that we are thinking of you all and we are praying that time will help to heal your broken hearts.
We will always remember the many good visits we had along the road "up at Lillians" with Lee. They always included a lot of laughs. Harvest just won't be the same without Lee's smiling face and big wave.
We will be keeping you all in out thoughts and we hope it helps to know that others care and share in your pain.
With Deepest Sympathy, Kent & Alyson Myhre
Our deepest sympathy to Robyn,Ashley and the Paulson family in your loss of Lee. Virgil and Kathy Zeien
I don't think there are any words that can really be said as to what a horrible day July 15th was. Robyn and Ashley please call me anytime you need something or even just want to talk. Lee was a one of a kind person and we all will miss him very much. I do know he is with A LOT of the best people up in Heaven.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Lee. I lost my dad to the same condition this summer; he was 55. Robyn, keep your friends, family and neighbors close, they will be there when you need them. I am so sorry for your loss. Tanya Hanson, Wahpeton, ND.