Carl C. Paulsen, Wisconsin Dells/Orfordville, WI (1939-2014)
February 1, 1939 - July 2, 2014
Carl C. Paulsen, age 75, died on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at UW Hospital in Madison. Carl was born on Feb. 1, 1939, in New Haven Township, the son of Nels and Ruth Ann (Brickwell) Paulsen. He graduated from Portage High School in 1957. He continued his post secondary education receiving his Masters degree in 1968, from UW-Platteville. Carl married Sandra Schmidt on July 30, 1966. He served his country in the United States Army, serving active duty at Fort Lewis, in Washington State. He was a member of the National Guard 32nd Division in Portage. Carl taught Agriculture at Janesville Craig, Janesville Parker, Orfordville Parkview, and Blackhawk Technical College. He and Sandy served as missionaries to Madagascar, and Japan, for several years before returning to Orfordville to raise their children. In retirement, he served as interim Pastor at Big Spring Congregational Church. His actions and words lovingly served the Lord. Carl was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed the harvest God provided. He particularly loved fishing, hunting, and farming with his children and grandchildren.
Carl is survived by his wife, Sandy Paulsen of Wisconsin Dells; his children: Matthew (Amy Zuehlke) Paulsen of Oconto, Sara (Brian) Garbe of Janesville, and Mark (Caitie) Paulsen of Wisconsin Dells; his grandchildren: Jeffery, Don, Luke, Tanner, Riley, Bailey, and Trevor; his brothers-in-law, Gerald (Alaine) Schmidt, of Janesville, and Robert Schmidt of Briggsville; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his infant sister, Anna Belle; and his brother-in-law, Donald Schmidt.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at BIG SPRING CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 373 Golden Court, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, with Rev. Robert Brandhagen officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Lewiston Township. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2 until 4 p.m. at the CHURCH. The PFLANZ MANTEY MENDRALA FUNERAL HOME in Portage, is assisting the family. www.pmmfh.com