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Eric Paulsen

December 05, 2018

Funeral Service - Saturday

December 08, 2018
- 5:30 PM with a visitation one hour prior

Boulger Funeral Home


Boulger Funeral Home

Eric Paulsen

December 05, 2018


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.


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5 responses to “Eric Paulsen”

  1. Tony Morrison says:

    Hey Jude,

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My thoughts are with you and your family as you celebrate his life. Take care – thinking of you.


  2. Diane Keck says:

    Dear Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed Eric, he was fun to talk to. He is now with his Mom whom he loved and missed so much.
    Love and prayers,

  3. Steve Dixon says:

    God blessed us by having Eric in out lives

  4. Rebecca Anderson says:

    Eric, What a wonderful person! It’s crazy, but I was just thinking of him as I have in the past when I’m struggling to get things done. I had the honor to work with Eric at Hector International Airport. Eric was a hard working man and took his screening job very seriously. I remember him telling me one morning how he gets up early to get his chores done before work, otherwise, like Eric quotes, He would get nothing done if he didn’t! Rest In Peace Eric, your shift is over now, R.I.P.
    Your Supervisor, Rebecca

  5. Dr. Mary T. Dailey says:

    I was Eric’s neighbor in Belize. He was one of the nicest people I ever met and the closest thing to a “soul mate” I have ever experienced. I only talked to him twice in the 50 years since then, but he was always the same beautiful person .
    The world would be a better place with more like him.

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