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“My Sympathy goes out to his family. When I was growing up my family (Harold and La Vonne Ryan) camped at the river in Hillsdale. My Dad used to...Read More »
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Rudolph "Rudy" R. Paulsen, age 97 of Morrison, died on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Morrison.

Rudolph was born on November 2, 1917 in Grand Mound, Iowa to John and Wilhemena (Mecklinburg) Paulsen. He was the youngest of eight children- four boys and four girls. Rudolph served in the United States Army and was a WWII Veteran. After the war, he worked for many years at John Deere Harvester in East Moline. After retiring, he farmed for several years. He was the past president of Moline FOE #1012 and a member of the Moose Lodge in Clinton, IA.

Rudy enjoyed playing various card games with his many friends and also enjoyed going with his step son Frank Garrett to Silvis for special card games.

Survivors include his son, Stephen (Geraldine) Paulsen of Beavercreek, OH; two grandchildren, Scott (Julie) Paulsen of Wichita, KS and Stacey Hermiston of Durant, IA; four great grandchildren; Aleece and Lindsey Paulsen of Wichita, KS, Zachary Hermiston and Se Ann Houghton of Durant, IA and his companion of many years, Joyce Dickinson of Morrison.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and four sisters.

Visitation will be on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 9:30-11:00 A.M. at the McDonald Funeral Home in Prophetstown. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home with Pastor Andy Ploenzke, officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Mercy Hospice in Clinton, IA and the American Heart Association.