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Gloria J. Paulson, 68

Gloria Jean Paulson, age 68, of Montrose, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at her home.

The funeral services will be Monday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo with the Rev. Ted Vanderpan officiating.

Casket bearers will be Marv Hanson, Randy Noyes, Byron Iverson, Earl Christianson, Lyle Paulson, Don Paulson, and Jack Wynn.

Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 10 from 4 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, and will continue Monday at the church one hour prior to the service.

Gloria was born Feb. 10, 1942, in Terrace, MN to Albert and Pearl (Thompson) Christianson. She grew up in the Starbuck area and graduated from Starbuck High School.

Gloria was united in marriage to Reginald Paulson Aug. 13, 1960. The family lived in several towns across Minnesota before settling in Montrose in 1970.

Gloria worked at Ebenezer Care Center for over 17 years.

She enjoyed reading, dogs, horses, and Elvis. One of her favorite trips was to Graceland.

Gloria loved the country and trees. Her family meant everything to her, and she hardly ever missed a sporting event that her grandchildren were involved in.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo.

Gloria is survived by her children; Richard (Kim) Paulson of Maple Lake, Robbie (Lynn) Paulson of St. Michael, RoxAnne (Jim) Weege of Annandale, and Greg (Jessica) Paulson of Winsted; eight grandchildren; Allan, Ryan, Brad, Walker, Ben, Luke, Olivia, and Samantha; two great-grandchildren, Jack and Peyton; and a brother, Albert Christianson of Sauk Centre.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Pearl Christianson; husband Reginald in 1999; son Rodney in 2009; and 11 siblings.

The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo is assisting the family with arrangements.