Gordon Everett Paulson, 86, of Rushford, MN died on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.
Gordon was born on July 15, 1933, in rural Peterson, MN to Elvin and Emily (Gilbertson) Paulson. He was baptized and confirmed at Arendahl Lutheran Church in rural Peterson. Gordon was raised at North Prairie and attended Wralstad Country School and was a 1951 graduate of Peterson High School. He farmed at North Prairie and was active in the Arendahl Lutheran Church, the Fillmore County 4-H, SE MN Guernsey Dairy Breeders Association, Yucatan Township Board and was a Fire Warden for 40 years. Gordon showed dairy cattle on the county and state level. In 1959, he moved to a farm in the Houston, MN area. While there, Gordon became active at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church and the Houston County Farm Bureau. He later moved to Rushford and most recently lived at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home.
Gordon is survived by two sisters: Sylvia Markegard of Peterson and Edith Syftestad of Richland Center, WI; a brother, Dennis Paulson of Rushford; two double cousins, Ardis and Doris; and by many other cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Orvis.
There will be a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston with Reverend Linda McPeak officiating. Burial will be in the Stone Church Cemetery in Houston. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church.
Please leave a memory of Gordon and sign his online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com
Gordon Paulson helped hundreds of people, including me, to understand our ancestry. He was generous with his vast knowledge and I am very grateful to him. Karen Olness Torjesen
Rest in peace Gordy ; you will be remembered fondly. Rose
I really appreciated my Uncle Gordy's kind and gentle spirit, and his sense of humor. My Aunt Darlene could not have married a better man. He was one of the best examples of a Christian husband, who cares for his wife like Christ cares for His church. Whenever we visited them, they seemed like a perfect match, and were complementary and always helpful to each other. They gave each other 14-years of true love.
Gordon was such a gentle man. I got to know him when he helped me with my Boyum ancestry back into Norway. He always kidded me about being "more Boyum" than I was. Miss his smile! Cheryl Boyum Eaton
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