Official Obituary of

Betty May (Todd) Paulsen

May 29, 1932 ~ November 14, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Betty Paulsen Obituary

Betty M. Paulsen, age 91, of Holstein, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at the Senior Living of Holstein.  A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 17, 2023 at 10:30 AM at the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church of Holstein with the Pastor David Halaas officiating.  Burial will be at the Holstein Cemetery of Holstein.  A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2023 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein.  

Betty May Paulsen was born May 29, 1932 to George and Mary Meister Todd.  She graduated from Cushing High School.

Betty was united in marriage to Peter H. Paulsen on December 30, 1954 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Holstein.  They made their home on a farm northwest of Holstein where they raised their three children.  They moved to into Holstein in 1982 where they lived until 2020 when she moved to Holstein Senior Living.  Betty enjoyed being a farm wife and helping on the farm where she could.  She also cleaned St. Paul Lutheran church for many years.  Betty loved baking, playing cards and gardening.

She is survived by her daughter, Joan; son, Jerry (Tina) Paulsen; son-in-law, John Modrell; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and a brother-in-law, Norm Carstensen.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Peter Paulsen; daughter, Julie Modrell; brothers, Albert (Lorine) Todd, Glen (Arliss) Todd and Louie Todd; sisters, Irene (Delbert) Kohn, Marie (Raymond) Jepsen and Mary Lou Carstensen.

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November 16, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home
1600 S. Kiel St.
Holstein, Iowa 51025

Funeral Service
November 17, 2023

10:30 AM
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
304 E 2nd St
Holstein, IA 51025

November 17, 2023

Holstein Cemetery

Holstein, Iowa 51025


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