Armand Virgil Paulson, age 90, of Mankato died, Thursday, November 2, 2017 at his home.
Funeral Service 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Mankato. Visitation will be one hour before service at the church. Interment with military honors will be in Minneopa Cemetery, rural Mankato. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Immanuel Lutheran Church or BENCHS. Mankato Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Armand was born March 21, 1927 to Joseph and Alvina (Nundahl) Paulson in Hanska the 2nd of 9 children. He was baptized and confirmed at Lake Hanska Lutheran Church. He attended country school in Hanska and continued his education at vocational school studying electronics. He learned mechanics from neighbors and if something needed repair, he could fix it. He worked on various neighboring farms and raised turkeys and pigs on the family farm and broke horses in his youth.
Armand served his country with the US Army during the Korean War from 1952-54 and was honorably discharged as a Corporal.
Armand married Dorothy V. Seppman on October 9, 1954 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Mankato. Armand worked for Mark Coughlan Vending Machines for 11 ½ years as an amusement machine technician and then started his 24 year career at Gustavus Adolphus College as an audio-visual technician in St. Peter, retiring in 1991. After retirement he worked on the family farm, doing house remodeling and treasured spending time with family and friends, especially the Paulson Reunions in Hanska.
Armand loved traditional country music and bluegrass, enjoying many Bluegrass festivals in Garden City for several years. Many family vacations were taken traveling in the old blue Chevy pickup with the homemade camper. He played the fiddle and mandolin in the family band and loved playing hymns and "old-favorites".
Armand is survived by his four children, John (Rhonda) Paulson, Larry Paulson, Pamela Paulson, and Sherry Paulson all of Mankato; two grandchildren, Jessica (Tim) Anderson and their children, Jaden, Tristan, Riley, Daisy, and Liam; April Paulson (fiancé, Jeremy Jordan); two sisters, Jeanette Nasman of St. James and Joanne Chambard of Naches, WA; two brothers, Warren (Kristine) Paulson of Hanska and Laverne Paulson of Hutchinson; special nieces, Debra Koch, Deanna Mohr; special nephew, Marlow Bentdahl; brothers-in-law, Dean Mason and James (Gloria) Matteson; sisters-in-law, Joan Paulson and Delores Bentdahl; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Armand was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Dorothy on August 9, 2017; brothers, Dean and Orville Paulson; sisters, Eileen (Tom) Nyberg, Betty Jane Mason; in-laws, Clarence Nasman, Margie Paulson, Marsha Paulson Jorgenson, George Chambard, Orlando Bentdahl, Florian (Dorothy) Seppman, and Darlene Matteson.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the staffs of Mayo Mankato Hospital, Oaklawn Rehabilitation Center, and St. Croix Hospice for their wonderful care and concern for taking care of Armand during his final days.
Published on November 3, 2017