Richard A. Paulson, 80

Richard Arnold Paulson, age 80, of Kimball, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis.

He was born Jan. 4, 1934, at Cokato, to Arnold and Lillian (Bogart) Paulson.

Richard served his country as a member of the US Army during the Korean and Viet Nam wars.

From 1968-2002, he owned and operated Paulson Auto Salvage north of Kimball, where he did transmission repair.

Richard drove the Orange #33 during many stock car races; he also enjoyed bowling, poker, playing guitar, and collecting coins.

He is survived by his wife, Yvonne, of Kimball; children: Deborah (Duane) Fischer of Kimball, Paula Crandall of San Diego, CA, Barbara Ellis of St. Cloud, Marene Paulson of Sauk Rapids, and Scott Paulson of Kimball; brothers and sisters, Kenny (Shirley) Paulson of Dassel, Shirley (Alfred) Habisch of Sturgeon Lake, June (Ted) Johnson of Reno, NV, Jeanette (Don) Shipp of Forest Lake, Donna Wiebel of St. Bonifacious, Wayne (Nyla) Paulson of Kimball, Terry (Paul) Flatt of Litchfield, Caleb Salmela of South Haven, Bobby (Kris) Salmela of South Haven, Roger (Sue) Salmela of South Haven, and Donnie Salmela of St. Cloud; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

His son, Bruce Paulson; and brother, Howard Salmela preceded him in death.

Memorial services took place Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Kimball, with Pastor Jerry Albert officiating.

There was visitation for one hour prior to the service at the funeral chapel.

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