Cover photo for Mary Paulson's Obituary
Mary Paulson Profile Photo
1954 Mary 2018

Mary Paulson

February 16, 1954 — May 1, 2018

Mary Paulette Paulson, 64, passed away Tuesday, May 1 at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND after a long fight with her second battle against cancer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, May 8 at 11AM in St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Waubun, MN.   Visitation will be held Sunday, May 6 at David Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes from 5pm-7pm with a 7pm Prayer Service and time of sharing.

Mary was born February 16, 1954 in Detroit Lakes, MN to Duane and Odelia (Heinen) Tietz.  She graduated from Lake Park High School in 1972.  Mary furthered her education at Moorhead State College, graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Medical Technology.   She worked as a Medical Technologist for over 25 years.   In 2001 she earned a Bachelors Degree in accounting from Bemidji State University.  For 14 years Mary worked as a licensed CPA retiring in October of 2015.

Mary married the love of her life, Earl K Paulson on January 17, 1976 in Breckenridge, MN.  They were blessed with two children:  Erin and Jason.    Mary especially loved spending time with family and friends.  She also enjoyed gardening, fishing, swimming, scuba diving, hot tubing, embroidery, sewing, visiting wineries, taking international adventures and exploring the country in the family RV.

Mary is survived by her husband Earl of Bagley, MN, one daughter:  Erin (Steve) Kline of Dickinson, ND, one son:  Jason (Candice) Paulson of Simi Valley, CA, two grandchildren:  Kolby Paulson and Sullivan Kline.  Mary is also survived by her mother: Odelia Tietz of Detroit Lakes along with three brothers:  Donald Tietz, Richard Tietz and Scott Tietz, and one sister:  Terry Beck.  In addition she is survived by eight nieces and nephews and eight great-nieces and great-nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father Duane Tietz, mother-in-law:  Eleanor Paulson, one sister:  Bonnie Galbrecht and nephew, Brian Galbrecht.

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

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, May 6, 2018

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

David-Donehower Funeral Home

609 US-10, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Prayer Service

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Starts at 6:30pm (Central time)

David-Donehower Funeral Home

609 US-10, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Service of Christian Burial

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

St Ann's Catholic Church

1112 3rd St, Waubun, MN 56589

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 10

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree