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Werner Paulsen

September 1, 1938 — November 20, 2022

Werner Paulsen, 84, of Moline, Illinois, died Sunday, November 20, 2022 at ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Moline.


Services are 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 26, at Riverside United Methodist Church, Moline, with The Rev. Bill Adams officiating. Visitation is 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Friday at Trimble Funeral Home & Crematory, Moline. Burial is in Moline Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the church.


Hans Werner Paulsen was born September 1, 1938, in Schardebüll, Germany, the son of Andreas and Amanda (Petersen) Paulsen. Werner and his brother, Peter, came to the United States in June of 1952. He graduated from Miles High School in Miles, Iowa and went on to marry Judith Kelley on May 1, 1960, in Miles.


Werner served a four-year apprenticeship with Don Johnson. In 1960, he founded Werner Paulsen General Contractor, which he owned and operated for over 60 years.


He was an active member of Riverside United Methodist Church. He enjoyed bowling, waterskiing and snow skiing. Above all else, his passion was his family and his career.


Werner is survived by his beloved wife of 62 ½ years, Judy; three children, Brian (Lisa) Paulsen of Moline, Rebecca (Pat Degnan) Paulsen of Oak Park, Illinois, and Brenda (Dan) VanVooren of Moline; two grandsons, Andrew Paulsen of East Moline, and Chad Whitehall of Moline; a great-granddaughter, Ava Mae Paulsen; his brother, Peter (Diana) Paulsen of Phoenix, Arizona; and many step-grandchildren, cousins, and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents.


The family invites friends to share stories and condolences at TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.


To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Werner Paulsen, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, November 25, 2022

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Horizon Room at Trimble Pointe (Upper Level)

701 12th Street, Moline, IL 61265

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Service

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Riverside United Methodist Church

712 16th Street, Moline, IL 61265

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Burial

Moline Memorial Park

5001 34th Ave, NY 11101

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