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Published August 04, 2013, 12:00 AM

Ronald Lee Paulson

Ronald Lee Paulson age 71, of Surrey, ND and formerly of Fargo, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2013 in Crosby.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan.

Ronald Lee Paulson

Ronald Lee Paulson age 71, of Surrey, ND and formerly of Fargo, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2013 in Crosby.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan.

Ron was born May 13, 1942 to Marvin Orville Paulson and Esther Olga Paulson (Gimbel) in Bismarck, ND.

Ron enlisted in the Army at age 18 and was rapidly promoted to Sergeant by age 21. He served twenty-one years including two terms in Vietnam and retired honorably as a Sergeant First Class in 1981.

After retiring, Ron enrolled in college on the GI bill at UND Williston then NDSU and graduated with a degree in Agriculture. He worked as a vocational agriculture teacher in Westhope and later worked for the ASCS in Langdon. He retired from US Bank Fargo in 2009.

Ron was a proud veteran and beloved father and grandpa who loved farming, fishing, gardening, dancing, and reading. He lived in or visited 49 of the 50 states and many countries including Japan, Germany, and New Zealand but enjoyed North Dakota most of all. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his sister Janet Thompson and brother David Paulson of Utah, his five children, Brittany Trewin of Fayetteville, AR, Janet Finlayson of Lakeville, MN, Ron Paulson Jr. of Surrey, ND, Katrina Paulson of Reno, NV and Erin Paulson of Red Feather Lakes, CO and his nine grandchildren Brandon Ladendorf of Minot, ND, Morgan Trewin of Waskada, MB Canada, Bailey Paulson of Reno, NV, Ron Paulson III of Surrey, ND, Dylan Franks and Ben Paulson of Red Feather Lakes, CO and Zach, Ethan and Josh Finlayson of Lakeville, MN.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the VFW at

www.vfw.org/contribution

Stakston-Martin Funeral Home of Crosby is in charge of arrangements

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