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Melvin O. Paulun


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Melvin O. Paulun Obituary
Paulun, Melvin O.; of Dexter, MI, longtime resident of Manchester, MI; age 82; passed away Monday, March 17, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was born January 22, 1932 in Beloit, Wisconsin, the son of Karl and Hattie (Gollee) Paulun. On November 12, 1954, he married Lillian Harrison in Garden City, and she preceded him in death on October 21, 2001. Mel was Fire Chief of Canton Township form 1963 until he retired in 1993. His fire career started in 1954 as a volunteer. Mel enjoyed hunting with his son, son-in-law, and nephew. He also enjoyed being with and watching all of the different sporting and special events his grandchildren were involved in. He was a member of the Chelsea Free Methodist Church and loved his Lord. Mel is survived by his loving children, Connie (Anthony) Azzopardi of Taylor, Sandra Sherman of Roseville, Paul Paulun of Cadillac, Rick (Dorothey) Paulun of Dexter, Karen (Rob) Cripe of Florida, Jennifer (Gary) Krause of Waterford; seven grandsons, three granddaughters, and a great grandson. A funeral service will be held Friday, March 21, 11 a.m. at Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea, with Rev. Jeff Ford and Rev. Jeff Bradley officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove East Cemetery, Chelsea. The family will receive friends Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice or Chelsea Free Methodist Church.
Published in Daily Tribune on Mar. 19, 2014
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