John William “JP” Paulsen from Belleville MI passed away peacefully on Monday, October 12, 2020 after a battle with cancer. John was born on September 1, 1955 to Lewis “Jack” Paulsen and Marion C. Paulsen in Chicago, IL. John is a 1973 graduate from Belleville High School and worked for over 40 years as a heavy machinery operator for the Edward C Levy Company in Dearborn, MI.
John is survived by his father, Lewis Paulsen and step-mother Margaret Paulsen; his daughter, Mikki (Matt) Smith; special friend and caretaker, Kim Ashley; brother, Steve (Sandy) Paulsen; sisters, Jeanne (Ken) Middlebrook, and Karen (John) Holden; 3 granddaughters, Lily, Jada, and Sophie; along with nieces and nephews, many friends, and extended family.
He is preceded in death by his son, Jacob Paulsen; and mother, Marion Paulsen.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in John’s memory can be made to Mikki Smith (email@example.com) supporting the college education of his granddaughters. “In another time, in a happier place, we’ll meet again.”
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