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Arlene Ruth (Pearson) Paulson

1929 ~ 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Arlene Paulson Obituary

Arlene Ruth Paulson, age 94, of Escanaba passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at her home in Escanaba. She was born May 19, 1929 in Escanaba and was the daughter of Peter Oscar and Alice (Lindberg) Pearson.

Arlene graduated from Escanaba High School in 1948 where she was a member of the National Honor Society.  The former Arlene Pearson married Conrad Paulson on March 8, 1949 and together shared 36 years of marriage, raised their two children Karen and Conrad.  They loved traveling to Florida and California, deer hunting and bird hunting together and enjoyed the simple things in life.  Conrad preceded Arlene in death on November 14, 1985.  Arlene was employed as a bookkeeper with the Delta County District Court until her retirement in 1992.  Following retirement, she served as the secretary for the U.P. State Michigan Retirement Association and enjoyed helping her daughter Karen with her Estate Sales Services.

Arlene was a faithful member of Bethany Lutheran Church where she sang in the church choir, served on the alter guild, played on the church dart ball team, a member of WELCA, and was instrumental in establishing the Floral Ministry Fund at Bethany.  She was also a member of the Escanaba Eagles club, was active with the Camp Fire Girls, was a Den Mother with the Boy Scouts and a volunteer with the Red Cross. She was an avid Green Bay Packer fan, NASCAR fan and enjoyed watching the PGA. She especially enjoyed watching her Grandson’s sporting events and grandson Dan’s off-road racing.

Arlene is survived by her daughter, Karen (Terry) Beauchamp of Escanaba; son, Conrad Paulson (Peter Hepburn) Pasadena, CA; her grandsons, Justin (Tonna) Beauchamp and Daniel Beauchamp; great grandchildren; Amelie and Aksel, brother; Ronald Pearson of Escanaba; sister; Marilyn Plants of Portland, OR; along with several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of Arlene Paulson will be held at 2:00, Wednesday at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lily Brondyke officiating. Burial will take place in the Lakeview Cemetery in the spring. The Anderson Funeral Homes are assisting the Paulson family and online remembrances can be shared at  

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December 20, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Anderson Funeral Homes
2200 Ludington Street
Escanaba, MI 49829

Funeral Service
December 20, 2023

2:00 PM
Anderson Funeral Homes
2200 Ludington Street
Escanaba, MI 49829


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