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Edward James Paulson


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Edward James Paulson

Born: November 7, 1927; in Kirkland, IL

Died: December 31, 2017; in DeKalb, IL

Edward James Paulson, 90, of Sycamore died Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the Oak Crest Retirement Center in DeKalb after a long battle with dementia.

He was born Nov. 7, 1927 in Kirkland Amil and Mary (Tuma) Paulson. Ed had the courage and vision to start a business with his wife. He founded Genoa Offset, Inc. in Genoa, Illinois in 1957. The corporation was renamed Genoa Business Forms, Inc., and moved to Sycamore in 1984 and remains in business today.

Ed is survive by his wife, Alice A. (Wolf) Paulson; his children, Barbara L. Paulson, Dr. David L. Paulson, Philip J. (Lisa M.) Paulson; two grandsons, James A. and Thomas E. Paulson; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, John.

In Ed's own words, "My first job was working for the Post Office. Eventually I was able to start my own businesses called Genoa Offset Service and Midwest Advertising Associates. My wife and I worked in the businesses together. I got in this business because I had gained experience and knowledge of the printing business working for Falls Products in Genoa. I really enjoyed managing, putting things together, and being a good salesman. I courted my wife for six years before we got married on February 13, 1954. We have been married for 64 years. My most memorable experiences were to travel, to the Caribbean, Scotland, Canada, England, Mexico, France and Spain. My favorite pastime was to take my children on sales trips and then to go out and eat afterwards."

A memorial gathering will be on Saturday, Jan. 6th at 2:00 PM at the Oak Crest Retirement Center - Vista Room, 2944 Greenwood Acres Dr., DeKalb, IL.

Memorial contributions can be made to Kish Northwestern Hospice or Dementia Alliance International (DementiaAllianceInternational.org/donate) in Edward Paulson's name in care of the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL. 60178.

For info or to sign the online guest book, go to www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-895-2833.
Published in Daily-Chronicle on Jan. 3, 2018
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