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Laraine M. Paulsen

Laraine M. Paulsen

Laraine M. Lueders Paulsen, 78, of Rochester, formerly of Aitkin, MN, passed away May 24, 2018 at the Reflections Care Suites in Northfield, MN. She was born March 27, 1940 in Perham, MN to Fred and Dorothy (Thompson) Lueders. Laraine graduated from Perham High School. For many years she was the food service director at Aitkin High School. Upon moving to Rochester she was employed at St. Pius X Catholic School for several years.

Laraine was the proud parent of Eugene (Janice) Watson of Seoul, South Korea, Paul Watson of Farmington, MN, Dennis (Tracy) Watson of Farmington, MN and step-daughter Kari (Dusty) Cartie of Aitkin, MN. Along with her children, she is survived by seven grandchildren; brother C Russell Lueders of Sturgis, MI; sisters-in-law Eileen Deering of McGregor, MN and Margaret Lueders of Scio, Oregon.

Laraine was preceded in death by her husband Eugene Paulsen in 2009; her parents; sisters Corinne and Betty and her brother Richard.

A memorial service will be held Saturday June 9, 2018 at 2 p.m. at St John's Lutheran Church in Aitkin with Reverend David Becker officiating. Interment will be in the Waukenabo Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences are welcome and may be written at