Thomas Paulsen, 79, of Wyoming, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at the United Methodist Church in Wyoming. A visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 26, at Lahey Funeral Home from 2 to 5 p.m. Burial will be at Wyoming Cemetery.
Thomas J. Paulsen was born Dec. 28, 1937, at Anamosa Hospital (Mercy), the son of Wolber August Paulsen and Emma M. Carstensen Paulsen. He received his education at Wyoming Public High School and graduated in 1956. In 1958, he joined the U.S. Army and served two years with 18 months in Germany. When he returned home, he began farming on the home farm. He spent his whole life on the home farm except for when he was in the service. He served a number of years on the Wyoming Cemetery Board. Tom especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Thomas Jens Paulsen and Wilma Carol Cox were married July 6, 1968, at First Presbyterian Church in Monticello, Iowa. They are the parents of Gregory Thomas and Bradley William.
Tom is survived by his wife, Wilma; his son, Gregory (Debra), and grandchildren, Emma, Allison and Olivia; his son, Bradley (Sharon), and grandchildren, Maisie and Ethan; one brother, August (Anita); sisters-in-law, Phyllis Lumpa and Linda McAllister; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in-law, Merle Cox and Paul Lumpa; and sister-in-law, Jeanne Cox.
Memorials may be left to the Wyoming Cemetery in his honor.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.laheys.com.