Stanley A. Paulsen, age 75, of Canby, MN passed away Friday, July 31, 2020 at the Sanford Canby Medical Center. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at the Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Canby, MN. Burial will be in the Canby City Cemetery, Canby. Visitation will be 5- 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4th at the Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Canby and will resume Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Stanley Arthur Paulsen was born November 1, 1944 in Tyler, MN to George and Irene (Mork) Paulsen. Stan attended Canby Elementary and graduated from Canby High School in 1962. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Canby. After graduating high school, Stan lived and worked in Minneapolis. He entered the United States Army in 1965 and served as a combat medic in Vietnam until he was honorably discharged in 1967. Stan married Catherine Downing at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church on May 13, 1972. To this union three sons were born: Jonathon (infant death was born on their first anniversary), Mathew and Thomas. Stan and Cathy lived in Canby their entire married life. Stan worked construction for numerous years. He also taught construction and building trades at Southwest Technical College (Canby Campus). After retiring from construction, Stan managed the Canby VFW for 11 years. Stan was active in Canby Lions Club, Cub Scouts and was a trustee at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. Stan enjoyed many different activities throughout his life. During his early years he spent a lot of time with his friends as a pit man at the racetrack. He especially enjoyed woodworking, refinishing furniture and fishing and hunting with Matt and Tom. Stan will probably be remembered by most for his witty sense of humor, great stories and the love for his wife, Cathy and their family.
Grateful for having shared his life is his wife of 48 years, Cathy Paulsen, Canby, MN; two sons: Matt (Michelle) Paulsen and Tom (Patti) Paulsen; grandchildren: Emersyn and baby girl Paulsen and many other relatives and friends. Stan was preceded in death by his infant son Jonathon, brother Harland and his parents George and Irene, aunts, uncles and friends.