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May 20, 2021

Doris E. Paulson

Doris E. Paulson, age 90, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. in Fitchburg. She was born on August 2, 1930, to her parents, Ole and Myrtle (Swenson) Lokken at home, in rural Blanchardville, WI.

Doris graduated from New Glarus High School in 1948. On February 3, 1952, she was united in marriage to Arthur Paulson at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison. Doris was a homemaker and mother for her three sons. Later, she worked in electronics manufacturing for many years, retiring from Nicolet Instruments. She loved dancing with her husband Art, running and walking, quilting, and trips to the casino.

Doris is survived by her sons, Dennis (Susan) Paulson, Dan Paulson, and David (Char) Paulson; grandchildren, Kristin Paulson, Ben Paulson, Shannon (TJ) Larson, and Lumi (Odari) McWhorter; and a great-grandson, Kyler Larson. She is further survived by her brothers, Dennis "Jimmy" (Mary) Lokken, Paul (Mert) Lokken, Glenn (Janice) Lokken, Jerry (Lynn) Lokken, Duane "Rollie" (Josie) Lokken, and Donald Lokken; sisters, Sylvia Lokken, Carol (Peter) Riphahn, Janice Lokken, Linda Palzkill, Marilyn Wood, and Donna Moreno; sisters-in-law, Thelma Lokken and Daisy Lokken; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Art; brothers, Otis, Robert, and Kenneth; sister-in-law, Ginny Lokken; and brother-in-law, Don Palzkill.

A visitation was held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, on Monday, May 17, 2021, at the Zentner-Beal Funeral Home, 29 Sixth Avenue, New Glarus, WI. Please follow current mask and social distancing guidelines. Family and friends were welcome to attend the graveside committal service at 12:30 p.m., on Monday, May 17, 2021, at the Old York Cemetery, at the intersection of State Road 39 and State Road 78, Blanchardville, WI. Pastor Dara Schuller-Hanson officiated.

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