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Maxine Paulson

Maxine Paulson

Maxine Paulson, 80, of Bemidji, MN, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Neilson Place, Bemidji.

Memorial Services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home, Bemidji with Pastor Kent Dudley officiating. Family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Bemidji.

Laurel Maxine Haugen was born at her grandparents’ home south of Gully, MN on August 13, 1932 to Lawrence and Myrtle (Paulson) Haugen. As the middle child, she was always the most balanced and modest one. After attending rural school, Maxine graduated from Bemidji

High School in 1949, and after a short time at Bemidji State Teachers College, went to work for Sears as the credit manager. It was here that she met her future husband, Wallace Paulson. They married, in Bemidji, on July 14, 1956, and had 2 children, Julie and Joy. Maxine then worked for ISD 31 for 26 years. As a librarian, she ensured all her family knew how to correctly inventory books and return chairs to their proper positions. She also developed lifelong friends in Diane and Ray Klasen, Becky and Jeff Foster and Pat and Gordie Vance. Her holiday meals for the couples were legendary.

She is survived by daughter, Jo; grand dog, Star; Sister, Deloris Ringstad and 3 brothers, Percy (Virginia), Larry (Mary) and Lee (Kathy). Amongst her many nieces and nephews, Corky Ringstad always held a special spot in her heart. Mention must also be made of the wonderful friendship with Wally’s cousin, Joan (Dave) Allen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wally; daughter, Julie Kern and grand dog, Miss Pea.

So many books……too little time.

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