Eric Thurn Paulsen, 83, West Fargo, ND passed away peacefully on December 5, 2018 at Eventide in Fargo under the care of Hospice. Eric was born September 26, 1935 in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Christian and Alice Thurn Paulsen.
Eric worked his 100 acres ranch in Belieze, then worked for Western Growers in CA loading lettuce trucks, then in Brawley, CA worked for Don Moorhead harvesting company driving trucks, Immigration inspector for Los Angeles airport. Also did volunteer work in Fargo, ND, then security at Hector Airport in Fargo.
Eric was called to serve a year in the Argentine army guarding the Presidential Palace of Eva and Juan Peron. He went to Fort Campbell in Kentucky to become a paratrooper for the 101st Airborne Division from 1959-1962.
On January 6, 1991 Eric was united in marriage to Ann in Los Angeles. The couple made their home in West Fargo for the past several years.
Eric is survived by his wife of 27 years, Ann; sons, Shane (Val Miranda) Paulsen of Yuma, AZ, Jerry (Jean) Kern of Horace, ND, Larry (Shelly) Kern of Greenbush, MN, Blayne (Lori) Kern of Bessemer, MI, Ron (Jeanne) Kern of Hurley, WI, daughters; Judy (Kevin) Muehler of Fargo, ND, Kathy Doll of West Fargo, ND, Nancy Dixon of Fargo, ND, Donna (Scott) Schrader of Adrian, ND, Diane (Herb) Carpenter of Bismarck, ND. Sister; Astrid Byrkett of Hot Springs, AK, brother; Alex Paulsen of CA, and many grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.