LaVonne J. Fuglie Paulson

VIT_PaulsonLaVonne June Fuglie Paulson, age 76, passed away on April 8, 2013 at 12:20 a.m. while at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis after a two-month battle with an unidentified illness.

Services were Friday, April 12 at Glen Cary Lutheran Church in Ham Lake, with Pastor Jeff Smith officiating. Interment was at Oak Park Cemetery.

Born in Forest Lake on Oct. 29, 1936, she graduated from Forest Lake High School in 1954. She married Richard Paulson on July 2, 1954 and they raised four children together. She worked for Anoka Hennepin School District in the food industry for 20 years and really enjoyed her job and interacting with the kids.

She loved fishing, her birds, and flowers. She loved to cook and you could always find her in the kitchen. Her cookie jar was always full. She was especially fond of traveling. Early on, as a Navy wife, she started her travels by flying to the west coast, driving home to Minnesota, then to New York to board a Navy ship to Puerto Rico, then flying back home, and again to the east coast, and finally home again after four years. After that, traveling was just another adventure.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Richard Paulson; four children, Keith and Roxanne Paulson of Edgewood, N.M., Julie Paulson of Bemidji, Brian and Wendy Paulson of Coon Rapids, Nancy and Carl Langner of Alexandria; four brothers and sisters, Gary and Yvonne Fuglie of Forest Lake, Kay and Bob Olson of Vero Beach, Fla., Grace and Rudy Salie of Backus, Adele and Dave Erbeck of Arlington, Wash.; nine grandchildren, Erik and Freyja Paulson, Jesse Orttel and Shane Gilliland, Erika and Zach Paulson, Nate, Katelyn and Nick Langner; two great-grandchildren, Josie Paulson and Matilda Oien (Gilliland).

She is preceded in death by her mother and father, June and Edwin Fuglie; brother, Dwight Fuglie.

Please visit to leave a message of comfort and support for LaVonne’s family.  Arrangements entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel, Staples.