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Myrtle Paulson

Jan. 26, 1905-April 15, 2006 Myrtle J. Paulson, 101, of rural Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, April 15, 2006 at her residence. Myrtle J. Paulson was born to Paul and Mary (Olson) Paulson on Jan. 26, 1905 in rural Detroit Lakes. She graduated from A...

Jan. 26, 1905-April 15, 2006

Myrtle J. Paulson, 101, of rural Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, April 15, 2006 at her residence.

Myrtle J. Paulson was born to Paul and Mary (Olson) Paulson on Jan. 26, 1905 in rural Detroit Lakes. She graduated from Audubon High School in 1922. Following graduation from high school, Myrtle took a nine-month course in teaching at Detroit Lakes, and began teaching in 1923. Her first assignment was at a country school north of Detroit Lakes, in District 98. As a country schoolteacher, Myrtle would board with a family in the district and walk to school each day. On weekends she always headed back to the family farm. For the next 10 years, Myrtle taught in a couple of different districts.

Myrtle then went to work in the office of the County Superintendent of Schools. She served as assistant county superintendent for three years before moving on to work in the county welfare office. After two years there, Myrtle was appointed as Becker County superintendent of schools, and went on to be elected to two more four-year terms. She also served as county superintendent in Polk County for four years, which caused her to move to Crookston, Minn. Once she finished her term in Polk County, she returned to the farm, where she continued to live until her death.

Her parents, sister Edna Paulson and brothers Ernest, Arthur, and Philip Paulson all preceded Myrtle in death.

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Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, April 21, at First Lutheran Church in Audubon, with the Rev. Gus Ziegler officiating. There will be visitation for one hour prior to the start of services. Burial will take place at First Lutheran Church Cemetery in Audubon.

West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, has been entrusted with arrangements.

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