Theodore Melvin Paulson


Theodore Melivn Paulson, “Ted,” 90 passed away on Sunday May 31, 2020 at Beehive Homes in Duluth. He was born on March 6, 1930 to Minnie and George Paulson in Harold, South Dakota with the family later moving to Rapid City, South Dakota. Ted rode his motorcycle to International Falls where he established his residence and worked as a building trade journeyman steam fitter/welder for Boise Cascade.

Ted married Delores (Henrikson) and they made their home in Florence, Arizona. Ted proudly served in the US Marine’s in the Korean War. He was the recipient of two Purple Hearts. He was always proud to be a marine and was a frequent attendee of his Marine reunions and enjoyed meeting with his fellow soldiers who he served with.

Ted was preceded in death by his wife Delores, sister Nora Tweeter and his brothers Buddy and Leo. Ted is survived by his children, DeAnn and Thomas. Grandchildren, Megan Abdel (Matthew) and Thomas Jussila. Great Grandchildren, Elizabeth, Victoria, Benjamin and sister in law Darlyss Samuelson.

The family would like to thank Beehive Homes for their compassion and care for Ted. He always has a smile on his face. A special thank you to Ed Schneider for bringing Ted to his frequent Pipefitter breakfasts when he was living at the Good Samaritan in International Falls.

Ted would say, “Time is precious, so I must have no regrets. Exist to live, live to exist.”

Private family service will be held at Ray Cemetery on Friday June 12. Please address any memorials to Zion Lutheran Church in International Falls.

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