OBITUARY

Doris Jean Paulsen

10 May, 19366 June, 2021
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Doris Jean Paulsen, 85, of Lincoln passed away June 6, 2021.

Born May 10th 1936 in Hornell, NY to Loren Edwards and Dorothy Ziekelback. She attended Hornell High School.

Married Donald Paulsen, just 10 days after a blind date in Beaufort, South Carolina and moved to Lincoln, NE. They were married July 20, 1953 and enjoyed 55 years of marriage.

Doris enjoyed camping, boating, her flowers and her family. Spent many times pitching the tent, fishing with the family and enjoying the outdoors. She worked alongside her Husband Don, as the office manager at State Farm Insurance and kept the office flowing efficiently. If you ever visited her home you would find it spotless, and organized. She loved cleaning and painting. Growing up she turn jobs for her kids into a game.

Family includes son, Dane (Sue) Paulsen and daughter Denise Paulsen all of Lincoln, NE, daughter in-law Sandra Paulsen of Hickman, NE; brother Jerry (Kathy) Edwards of Hornell, NY. Sister in-law Priscilla Edwards of Springfield; MO, Brother and Sister in-law David and Barbara Paulsen of Mesquite , TX. Grandchildren Jacob Paulsen of Hickman, NE and Jennifer (Josh) Schaaf of Lincoln, NE. Four Great Grandchildren Tucker, Sawyer, Eleanor, Annabelle and has several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by husband Donald, son David Paulsen, brother Ernest, sister Evelyn, brother- and sister-in-law, Lee and Bertie Paulsen.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 10, 2021, from 5:00-7:00pm, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. 6800 S. 14th St, Lincoln, NE. Funeral Service will be Friday, June 11, 2021, at 10:00am, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. 6700 S. 14th St, Lincoln, NE.

Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Randy Shoemaker, Pallbearer
  • Jacob Paulsen, Pallbearer
  • Noah Jacobson, Pallbearer
  • Dan Hergenrader, Pallbearer
  • Josh Schaaf, Pallbearer
  • Terry Carson, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, 10 June , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, 11 June , 2021

  • Interment

    Friday, 11 June , 2021

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Doris Jean Paulsen

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Greg & Candace Heindryckx

11 June 2021

Dane & Susan- So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom, Dane. You are never ready to lose your mother no matter what the circumstances are so know that we are thinking of you both. Enjoyed looking @ the pics of her & your family. She was a very beautiful woman with a great smile whose memory will be with you forever! 💖
With our sympathy,
Greg & Candace

Jane Ready

10 June 2021

Dear Denise and family, I send my deepest sympathy for your incredible loss, Doris and your Dad were two of the nice, wonderful, friendly folks. Always a smile and hello. They are together and will always be in your heart and soul and memories forever. Sending you my sincere condolences and may you find peace knowing your Mom lived a life well, lived. Hugs and prayers my friend Denise, Jane Ready.

Bob & Sue Mahar

9 June 2021

Bob and I send our deepest condolences to the family of Doris. Don and Doris were very dear to us. When we got married we moved into the basement of their family home on Glenhaven Drive. Bob was going to college and we had a new baby too. As I was a new young mother, Doris was helpful sharing her different baby care skills.
I remember her buffing and polishing the wood floors and keeping such a neat and tidy house.
Don was just leaving the fire department and beginning the insurance company and Doris keeping the books. What a great team they made. Doris was such a beautiful person, both inside and out!
Great memories! She will be missed by family and friends.

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July 13, 1957
After a picnic.

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July 13, 1957
After a picnic.

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January '58
8 month old Dane
3 year, 7 month old David
29 year old Don
21 year old Doris

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