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Alice Paulsen

Anthon, Iowa

April 8, 1925 - December 18, 2023

Alice Paulsen Obituary

Alice Paulsen, age 98, of Sioux City, Iowa, (formerly of Cushing, Iowa), passed away on Monday, December 18, 2023, at the Holy Spirit Retirement Home of Sioux City, Iowa.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 29, 2023, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Anthon, Iowa. Father Randy Schon will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the St. Joesph Catholic Cemetery of Anthon, Iowa.


A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 4:45 p.m., Thursday, December 28, 2023, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Anthon, Iowa.


The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.



Alice (Welte) Paulsen was born on April 8, 1925, in Danbury, Iowa. She was the daughter of Daniel and Josephine (Collins) Welte. At the age of 98, Alice was welcomed into her Lord and Saviors arms on Monday, December 18, 2023, at the Holy Spirit Retirement Home of Sioux City, Iowa.


Growing up in the Danbury, Iowa, area, Alice received her education and graduated from St. Patrick’s Academy with the class of 1942. She went on to further her education at Western Union, Morningside College, and the University of Colorado, Boulder, to begin teaching elementary school. Alice taught in Schaller, Iowa and Cushing, Iowa, where she met the love of her life Norman Paulsen. The couple were united in marriage on September 27, 1949. Norman passed away in February of 1997.


Norman and Alice loved to go ballroom dancing and she looked forward to having her hair done to go dancing later that night. They enjoyed those nights along with other neighborhood couples. Norman and Alice were blessed with four children that kept them on the go throughout their school years. They never missed a sports or music activity throughout their high school and college years.


Alice was very proud of her four children but was also humble, loved to socialize, and be happy. She taught school for many years and was proud to have been a school mom to so many children who adored her sense of style.


Alice was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Anthon and a devoted Catholic.


Left to cherish her memory are her children: Sue Fey of Sioux City, IA, Robert “Bob” (Roxann) Paulsen of Flat Rock, NC, Mary (Terry) Tuttle of Cherokee, IA, and Mark (Lynn) Paulsen of Dakota Dunes, SD; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Dennis Paulsen of Moreno Valley, CA; sister-in-law Jan Welte of Bloomington, MN; along with extended family and friends.


Alice was preceded in death by her parents Dan and Josephine Welte; husband Norman Paulsen; siblings: Miriam (Elmer) Cooper, Mary Geraldine (Arnold) Steckelberg, Earl (Betty) Welte, Maurice (Gloria) Welte, and Larry Welte; son-in-law Bruce Fey; parents-in-law Walter and Della Paulsen; in-laws: Harlan (Alice) Paulsen, Connie (Frank) Hoppe, Adrienne Paulsen, and Glenda Paulsen; also, a sister Phyllis in infancy.



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Alice Paulsen, age 98, of Sioux City, Iowa, (formerly of Cushing, Iowa), passed away on Monday, December 18, 2023, at the Holy Spirit Retirement Home of Sioux City, Iowa.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 29, 2023, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Anthon, Iowa. Father Randy Schon will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the St. Joesph Catholic Cemetery of Anthon, Iowa.


A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 4:45 p.m., Thursday, December 28, 2023, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Anthon, Iowa.


The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.



Alice (Welte) Paulsen was born on April 8, 1925, in Danbury, Iowa. She was the daughter of Daniel and Josephine (Collins) Welte. At the age of 98, Alice was welcomed into her Lord and Saviors arms on Monday, December 18, 2023, at the Holy Spirit Retirement Home of Sioux City, Iowa.


Growing up in the Danbury, Iowa, area, Alice received her education and graduated from St. Patrick’s Academy with the class of 1942. She went on to further her education at Western Union, Morningside College, and the University of Colorado, Boulder, to begin teaching elementary school. Alice taught in Schaller, Iowa and Cushing, Iowa, where she met the love of her life Norman Paulsen. The couple were united in marriage on September 27, 1949. Norman passed away in February of 1997.


Norman and Alice loved to go ballroom dancing and she looked forward to having her hair done to go dancing later that night. They enjoyed those nights along with other neighborhood couples. Norman and Alice were blessed with four children that kept them on the go throughout their school years. They never missed a sports or music activity throughout their high school and college years.


Alice was very proud of her four children but was also humble, loved to socialize, and be happy. She taught school for many years and was proud to have been a school mom to so many children who adored her sense of style.


Alice was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Anthon and a devoted Catholic.


Left to cherish her memory are her children: Sue Fey of Sioux City, IA, Robert “Bob” (Roxann) Paulsen of Flat Rock, NC, Mary (Terry) Tuttle of Cherokee, IA, and Mark (Lynn) Paulsen of Dakota Dunes, SD; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Dennis Paulsen of Moreno Valley, CA; sister-in-law Jan Welte of Bloomington, MN; along with extended family and friends.


Alice was preceded in death by her parents Dan and Josephine Welte; husband Norman Paulsen; siblings: Miriam (Elmer) Cooper, Mary Geraldine (Arnold) Steckelberg, Earl (Betty) Welte, Maurice (Gloria) Welte, and Larry Welte; son-in-law Bruce Fey; parents-in-law Walter and Della Paulsen; in-laws: Harlan (Alice) Paulsen, Connie (Frank) Hoppe, Adrienne Paulsen, and Glenda Paulsen; also, a sister Phyllis in infancy.



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Alice Paulsen hosted by Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Homes.

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