Paul “David” Paulsen – Monticello

Paul “David” Paulsen age 72, died suddenly, Wednesday September 1, 2021 at Jones Regional Medical Center.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 Tuesday morning, September 7, 2021 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Monticello where friends may call after 9:30.   Pastor David Raemisch will officiate at the services.  Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, has taken David and his family into their care. With the current Covid Conditions; Mask’s must be worn and fitted properly over the nose and mouth at all times to enter the church.  Social distancing should to be practiced as well and please no hugs.   By visiting you may sign the guestbook or share your thoughts, memories and condolences with David’s family and learn how to watch the service live on our Facebook page.

Surviving is his wife, Nanci of 51 years, 3 daughters, Heidi and Gary Boysen, Heather and Rob Paulson, Nanci and Mike Tuel, 7 grandchildren, Alecia Boysen, Michael (Katie Sternhagen) Boysen, Chandler (Jess Peterson) Paulson, Maggie (Geff Williams) Paulson, Kaitlyn and Sam Hunt, Kelsey (Tyler Winegar) Tuel, Gracie Tuel, 4 great-grandchildren, Graham and Finley Hunt, Julian “J.J.” Gallo Jr. and Braxton Boysen, his mother, Evelyn Paulsen, 3 siblings, Sherry Winslow, Curtis D. (Susan) Paulsen, Beth Fields, his in-laws, Jack (Teresa)Dietiker, Dan (Julie) Dietiker, William (Judy) Dietiker, Brenda Dietiker and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Ernie Paulsen and in-laws, Jake and Ruth Dietiker.

Paul David Paulsen was born March 20, 1949 at Monticello, Iowa.  He was the son of Paul Ernie and Evelyn Schoon, Paulsen.   Dave graduated from the Monticello Community schools with the class of 1968.   He married Nanci Sue Dietiker on June 4, 1970 at Peace United Church of Christ, Monticello.   David started his working career at Cuckler Building with an on-the-job training  class in 1967 while still in high school.  He would retire from that same desk 47 years later in 2014.

Dave enjoyed fishing and hunting.  When he was younger, he would look forward to Labor Day because that was when his Canadian fishing trip was always scheduled.

In the past few years since he retired, he would jump at the opportunity to drive Nanci, to the grocery store, or Christmas shopping, patiently waiting in the parking lot.   Dave enjoyed golf cart rides around town to check things out.  He was a man with a heart of gold and gentle spirit.  His wife “Lovie” and his girls, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was his whole world


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