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Kathryn Paulson

Feb. 20, 1942-April 7, 2008

Kathryn A. "Kathy" Paulson, 66, of Pelican Rapids, died on Monday, April 7, 2008, at her home in Pelican Rapids.

Kathryn Ann Paulson was born the daughter of Palmer and Grace (Wells) Paulson on Feb. 20, 1942, in Fargo. She graduated from Pelican High School in 1960 and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia College, Moorhead, in1965. She was a teacher for several years at Wadena, Starbuck, Vergas and Long Prairie, in Minnesota, as well as in Ascutney and Perkinsville, Vt.

Kathy was a social worker for San Joaquin County, Stockton, Calif., from 1966-68, and later for Otter Tail County Department of Social Services in Fergus Falls, from 1972-77. From 1985-87, she attended Moorhead State University, majoring in mass communications. Since that time she had done professional writing and editing, including family histories, reunion booklets and newsletters. Her work was published in the Fargo Forum, Midwest Boomers and other regional publications. She edited books written by several local area authors.

In the past years, Kathy was active with Habitat for Humanity, doing public relations and producing their newsletter. She was an accomplished photographer taking her own pictures for her articles. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids.

Kathy is survived by her sister, Mary Lou (Robert) Koth of Lodi, Calif., as well as a niece and nephew, also of California.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Palmer and Grace Paulson.

A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, May 23, at Ringsaker Cemetery, Pelican Rapids, with the Rev. Laurie Skow-Anderson officiating.

Larson Funeral Home of Pelican Rapids is providing arrangements. An online guest book is available at