HOME » online historical archives » news clipping month index » September, 2003 »

[month index] [previous] [next]

Newspaper Clippings for
September, 2003

from the Lake Villa - Lindenhurst Review 11 September 2003
Margaret Paulsen
Margaret Adele Paulsen (nee Martens) died Aug. 13, 2003; she was 85.
Mrs. Paulsen was born Dec. 2, 1917 in Maywood, the third of five children. She graduated from Proviso East High School, and then married Herman Paulsen, who was the love of her life until he preceded her in death in 1983. Mrs. Paulsen moved to Millburn and lived her later years in Gurnee. She most recently resided at the Brentwood North Healthcare Center in Deerfield.
Mrs. Paulsen led 4-H groups, served on Millburn School PTA boards, participated in the local Homemaker's Extension Association, taught Sunday School and was active in the Millburn Congregational Church. After her children were grown, she returned to work at the Grove School for Special Needs Children in Lake Forest and later worked for the Lake bluff Monument Company. She was an elected trustee of Wadsworth Township and a deacon from the Millburn United Church of Christ. In 1995, Mrs. Paulsen was honored by the state of Illinois with a Certificate of Lifetime Achievement for serving as a role model to women because of her service to her community.
Mrs. Paulsen was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Paulsen; a brother, Carl Martens, and a sister, Lucille Jahp. She is survived by her children, Judith (John) Clem of Ames, Iowa; Margaret (James Seehafer) Taylor of Austin, Texas; Mary (Tom) Erlenborn; William (Sharon) of Millburn; Charles (Donna) of Pueblo, Colo.; Paul (Kathy) of Kirkwood, Mo.; her sisters, Harriet McKee, Amanda Schroeder; her brother, Herman Martens; 12 grandchildren and 9 great- grandchildren.
Funeral services were Aug. 16 at Millburn Congregational Church with Pastor Paul Meltzer, officiating. Interment was in Millburn Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were handled by Strang Funeral Home of Antioch. Those desiring may make donations to the Millburn Congregational Church, Alzheimer's Association or the Millburn Historical Society in her memory.
[month index] [previous] [next]