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Sylvan "Sonny" Paulson

October 24, 1931 — July 5, 2022

Evansville

Sylvan “Sonny” Paulson, 90 of Evansville, died Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at the Evansville Care Campus.

Sylvan Floyd Paulson was born October 24, 1931, in Jackson, Minnesota to Palmer & Mildred Paulson. His childhood was spent in Jackson, and he graduated from Jackson High School, and then the family moved to a farm near Elbow Lake, Minnesota. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in December 1952, and honorably discharged on December 9, 1954.

On December 20, 1953, Sonny was united in marriage to Corinne Helgeson in Elbow Lake. Together they raised two daughters, Terry and Cathy.

Sonny was a parts manager at Schmidt Chevrolet for 12 years, then sold tools and farm supplies with Lesota Tool Company, and Tri-State Warehouse for 30 years. He worked for Beyers Tire & Repair until retiring in 2014.

Sonny cherished the time he spent with his daughters and grandchildren. He loved fishing, hunting, and great conversation.

Surviving are his daughters Terry  Fischer (Jim) of Nisswa and Cathy Berglund (Craig) of Evansville; three granddaughters, Terra Berglund of Ashby, Leah (Lalo) Olvera of Alexandria and Austin (Alex) Isakov of Alexandria; great-grandsons, Carter & Quinton Isakov, and great-granddaughters, Lennon Lindemeyer and Amelia Olvera; one brother, Bruce (Mary) Paulson of Tulsa, Oklahoma; special friend Donna Aarness of Fergus Falls, and Swede & Fern Hendrickson and family of Remer. Preceding Sonny in death are his parents, wife Corrine, and son-in-law, Duke Fischer.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, July 8, 2022, at the Erickson-Smith Funeral Home in Elbow Lake with Pastor Linda Nicklason officiating.

Erickson-Smith Funeral Home in Elbow Lake is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Friday, July 8, 2022

12:00 - 1:00pm (Central time)

Erickson-Smith Funeral Home - Elbow Lake

116 1st St NE, Elbow Lake, MN 56531

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Friday, July 8, 2022

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Erickson-Smith Funeral Home - Elbow Lake

116 1st St NE, Elbow Lake, MN 56531

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