AMerican Veteran 11

Stanley A Paulsen

March 26, 1936 ~ October 16, 2021 (age 85)


Funeral services will be at 10:30 am Saturday October 23, 2021, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Cordova with Pastor Annette Minderman officiating. Visitation is Friday from 5-8:00 pm at the funeral home. Interment will be at a later date. Memorials have been established to the Trinity Lutheran Church.


Stanley Aage Paulsen was born March 26, 1936, in Friend, NE to Aage and Eileen (Johnson) Paulsen, and passed away Saturday October 16, 2021, at Bryan West Medical Center in Lincoln at the age of 85.

As a young boy, Stanley grew up in the Cordova area and graduated from the Beaver Crossing High School in 1953 Stanley enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1956 serving in Frankfort, Germany. He was united in marriage to Patricia Crowder on March 15, 1956, and to this union four children were born: Terry, Brenda, Kevin and DeRoyce. Stanley became a meat inspector for the U.S.D.A. and retired in 1991. He then began work for Seward County as a road grader operator and retired in 2001. Stanley also owned the Paulsen Tavern in Cordova and Paulsen Auction Service.

Stanley was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cordova, the American Legon, Beaver Crossing branch and the Friend Country Club. He enjoyed golf, woodworking, and traveling with Pat. He loved attending his grandchildren and great grand children’s sporting events.

Survivors include his wife, Pat, his children and spouses, Terry and JoAnn Paulsen, Beaver Crossing, Kevin and Deb Paulsen, Friend and Brenda and Bill Bruntz, Friend. Grandchildren, Mike (Aubrey) Paulsen, Peggy (Marvin) Cates, Ben (Brook) Paulsen, Tim (Kelly) Paulsen, Allen (Amanda) Bruntz, Jennifer Paulsen, Brad (Megan) Bruntz, Jodi Paulsen and Mark (Ariane) Bruntz. Great grandchildren, Tyler Paulsen, Tavious Shuck, Chase Paulsen, Korrina Paulsen, Alexis Paulsen, Owen Paulsen, Meredith Paulsen, Jack Wells, Christian Paulsen, Blake Bruntz, Brock Bruntz, Atley Bruntz, Dakota Leuders, Juan Kerbow, Ethan Kerbow, Isai Goosman, September Jones, Miles Bruntz, Colin Bruntz, Kilian Bruntz, Draedyn Cates, Lexis Cates and Jason Koehler.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, DeRoyce Paulsen, sister, Alice Marie Beckler Theis, and great granddaughter, Zoey Paulsen.

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October 22, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lauber Funeral Home
814 Maple Street
Friend, NE 68359

Memorial Service
October 23, 2021

10:30 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
265 Helen Street
Cordova, NE 68351

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