Dr. Dean D. Paulsen

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Dr. Dean D. Paulsen

February 18, 1954 - December 12, 2018

Dr. Dean D. Paulsen Dr. Dean D. Paulsen, age 64, of Alexandria, died Dec. 12, 2018 at his home after an extended illness. He was born Feb. 18, 1954 in Davenport, Iowa, the son of Erwin and Marlys (Sorensen) Paulsen. He was a 1972 graduate of Orange High School in California and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Redlands. He graduated from Medical School at St. Louis University with a Doctorate in medicine. Dean worked for several years in Michigan before establishing OB/GYN practices with Community Hospital in Madison County. It is estimated that he delivered over 8,000 babies in Madison County in 27 years before retiring in 2015. Dean married Loretta Jean "Lori" Hankley on March 26, 1994, and they shared over 24 years of marriage together.
Dean was a devoted Christian and member of the East Side Church of God in Anderson. He was active in the Emmaus Community where he served as a Team Leader and also enjoyed studying the Bible. Dean served on several mission trips to the Chimala Hospital in Tanzania. In his free time, he enjoyed riding his Honda motorcycle. He also enjoyed traveling with his family and spending time with his grandchildren. Dean's family finds comfort in knowing he is in his Heavenly home.
Dean's family includes his wife, Loretta Jean "Lori" Paulsen of Alexandria; three children, Adam (Gennifer) Paulsen of Dexter, Michigan, Sarah (Greg) Sneed of New Albany, Ohio, and Matthew Paulsen of Glendale, California; two stepchildren, Heather Galan of Kearney, Missouri, and David (Michelle) Crammer of New Berlin, Wisconsin; three sisters, Diane (Jeff) Weber of Orange, California, Donna (Michael) Hyslop of Orange, California, and Lynn Paulsen of Shelton, Washington; mother and father-in-law, Kay and Max Hankley of Sebring, Florida; sister-in-law, Shelley (Eric) Jameson of Knightstown; seven grandchildren, Isaac, Kendall, Kelsey, William, Margaret, Catherine and Logan; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dale Paulsen.
A memorial service for Dr. Paulsen will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood, with Gary Meeker of the Anderson Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Sunset Memorial Park in Elwood. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday prior to the memorial service at the funeral home. Memorials: IHCF (International Health & Care Foundation) at the funeral home. Online condolences: copherfeslermay.com.
Published on December 13, 2018
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3 posts

Rosi Fisher
Dec 15, 2018
Lori and family, we are saddened that Dr. Paulsen has gone home early. He was a special doctor and friend to our family...always showing he genuinely cared. He delivered 9 of our grandchildren and gave great care to their mamas. What a comfort to know we will see him again someday! Prayers for you all.🙏
Bill and Beth Gist
Dec 15, 2018
Lori and Family,
May the Lord blanket you with HIS peace.
We will miss Dean’s dry humor, endless teasing and pranks, and wonderful laugh.
With love and prayers,
Bill and Beth Gist
Terri and Rick Kyle
Dec 14, 2018
Lori, and family,
We are truly sorry for your loss.
Rick and Terri