July 27, 1932-July 25, 2014
Everett "Bud" A. Paulson, 81, of Cormorant Township, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by family, after a long battle with cancer.
Everett Ardean Paulson, the son of Elmer and Emma (Larson) Paulson, was born July 27, 1932 on the family farm in Cormorant Township.
Bud was baptized and confirmed at the former Lake Ida Church and he attended District 24 School in Cormorant Township.
Bud lived his entire life in Cormorant Township, except while serving in the Army from 1952 to 1956, being stationed in Germany. Bud worked as a heavy equipment operator, farmer, owner/operator for International Trucking, and owned a grain and gravel hauling company until his retirement in 2008.
Bud was a former Cormorant Town Board member and maintained many miles of township and county roads in years past. Bud kept his strength working until last week on equipment around his farm and never let his illness bother him; he will be deeply missed.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Elmer and Emma Paulson; brothers, George and baby Lloyd; sisters, Edna Dunham and Lillian Beecher; grandson, Thomas Braseth; and step-grandson, Jon Wafle.
Surviving Bud are his daughters, Annette (Kevin) Braseth and Deborah (Roger) Aakre of Hawley; partner of 35 years, Alice Schwedrsky of Cormorant Township and daughter Toots (Jay) Nelson of Lake Park; and sons, Lonnie (Angie), TJ (Beth) and Gary (Darcy) Schwedrsky, all of Mauston, Wis.; grandchildren, Philip Braseth, Katie (Jake) Lemke, Robyn Aakre and Teresa
(Justin) Sands; step-grandchildren: Jake and Jon Nelson, Marty, Stephen, Tanner, Haley, Andy, Alonda, Danielle and Tara Jo; great grandchildren, Cullyn and Jace; sisters, Emma Hanson of Wana, Wash., Helen Mitchell and Joyce (Richard) Duffney of Detroit Lakes, Pearl Peterson of Audubon and Grace Larson of Pelican Rapids.
Memorials preferred, to Red River Valley Hospice, 1102 West River Rd., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501.
A celebration of life service is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Cormorant Community Center, 10929 County Highway 5, Pelican Rapids, with burial at the Paulson farmstead.
Honorary pallbearers include the Gerald Evenson family and International Transport drivers, D.E. "Sammy" Braton, Harlow Krogen, Mike Lage and Dale Rengstorf.