Richard A. Paulson, Kimball


Richard A. Paulson, age 80 of Kimball, died Saturday, September 27, 2014, at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis.
 Visitation began at 10 a.m. with Memorial Services held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 1, at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Kimball, with Pastor Jerry Albert officiating.
 Richard Arnold Paulson was born January 4, 1934, at Cokato to Arnold and Lillian (Bogart) Paulson.  He served his Country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. From 1968-2002 he owned and operated Paulson Auto Salvage north of Kimball where he did transmission repair.  Richard drove the Orange #33 during many stock car races; he also enjoyed bowling, poker, playing guitar, and collecting coins.
 He is survived by his wife ,Yvonne of Kimball, children Deborah (Duane) Fischer of Kimball, Paula Crandall of San Diego, CA, Barbara Ellis of St. Cloud, Marene Paulson of Sauk Rapids, Scott Paulson of Kimball, brothers & sisters Kenny (Shirley) Paulson of Dassel, Shirley (Alfred) Habisch of Sturgeon Lake, June (Ted) Johnson of Reno, NV, Jeanette (Don) Shipp of Forest Lake, Donna Wiebel of St. Bonifacious, Wayne (Nyla) Paulson of Kimball, Terry (Paul) Flatt of Litchfield, Caleb Salmela of South Haven, Bobby (Kris) Salmela of South Haven, Roger (Sue) Salmela of South Haven, Donnie Salmela of St. Cloud, 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  His son Bruce Paulson and brother Howard Salmela preceded him in death.
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