HURON — Michael Paulsen, 82, of Huron, passed away November 5, 2023, at Prairie View Healthcare Center in Woonsocket.
His memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Kuhler Funeral Home.
Inurnment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. His service will be livestreamed. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday.
Michael Dean Paulsen was born on Oct. 27, 1941, in Long Beach, Calif., to Chris and Mildred (Walker) Paulsen. While he was still a small child, the family moved back to Huron where Michael’s two siblings, Steven and Christine, joined the family.
Michael attended elementary and high school in Huron, graduating in 1959. He worked for his father at the Huron Furnace Company for most of his adult life. After 1989, due to his father’s death, Mike held jobs at several locations including Huron Culvert and Tank, the YWCA, and Coborns. He was a member of a league bowling team, the Lion’s Club, and the Backstreet Cruisers. He loved helping with the Lion’s pancake days, but classic cars were his greatest passion. Every year he looked forward to Wheel Jam.
Mike was a lifelong member of the First Methodist Church in faithful attendance until health issues necessitated his move to Prairie View Healthcare Center in Woonsocket.
Grateful for sharing in his life are his brother and sister, Steve (Connie) Paulsen of Oregon and Christine (Frank) Palleria of Huron; his nieces, April (Steve) Grove of Eugene, Ore., Marianne Trandall and Beth (Jeff) Emmert, all of Huron; and grandnieces and grandnephews, Jackson and Abigail Trandall, David Emmert and Evie and Lila Grove.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents and his nephew-in-law, Josh Trandall.