LOWVILLE, N.Y. —
Bernard W. Paulsen, 91,
passed away Sunday, May 13, at his home under the care of
his family and Hospice following a year long battle with
Born April 21, 1921, in Holcombe, Wisc., he was the twelfth
child of Anton and Anna Paulsen.
Bernard was educated at
Holcombe High School and the University of Wisconsin before
entering the U.S. Army Signal Corps in 1943 and served on
Guam attached to the 20th Air Force in 1944 to 1945.
He was employed by Kraft Foods for 45 years holding several
positions as plant manager in the mid west, Storage manager
in Lowville from 1947 to 1970 and from 1971 until his
retirement in 1986 he was production manager for bulk
cheddar cheese for the Northeast Division. Bernard was
instrumental in bringing Kraft Foods Cream Cheese factory to
Lowville in 1970.
He married Marcella
“Sally” Lynne on April 21, 1943, and they recently
celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary.
Surviving are his wife, Sally; two sons and their wives,
Kenneth W. Paulsen (Flora Li), Seattle, Wa., and David J.
Paulsen (Emily) Carthage; and a brother, Ernest H. Paulsen
Bernard was active in his community and profession
throughout his career serving as president of the NYS Cheese
Association for four years and a member of the St. Lawrence
National Bank Board of Directors and Community Services
He was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church
of Lowville, serving in a number of offices and a fifty-year
member of the Lowville Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Paulsen was an avid
golfer and gardener enjoying both throughout his retirement
which he and Sally enjoyed in Lowville and at their adopted
winter home in Lake Placid, Fla. They also traveled
extensively and particularly enjoyed cruises to Northern
Europe and Alaska.
Mr. Paulsen’s memorial
service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17, at First
Presbyterian Church in Lowville with Rev. Herbert Swanson,
pastor, officiating. Burial will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday in
Lowville Rural Cemetery.
Memorials in Bernard’s
name may be made to: Memorial Fund, c/o First Presbyterian
Church, 7707 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367 or the
American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be made on the online guest book at
Information provided by
Sundquist Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown,