Loren James Paulson
1950 - 2021
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd Street
Lee\'s Summit, MO 64063
Loren James Paulson
October 7, 1950 - February 20, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri - Loren passed away on February 20, 2021 from Leukemia at age 70. Loren was born to Margaret and Kenneth Paulson in Estherville, IA on October 7, 1950.
While growing up in Iowa, Loren developed a love of music which eventually took him to the University of Iowa to study Opera. It also earned him three separate inductions into the Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. While playing with The Soul Company, he met the love of his life and mother of his three daughters, Cathy, or as he called her "Babe". They were married in 1971 and enjoyed nearly 40 years of marriage before she passed away in 2010. Loren was a wonderful husband, the ultimate girl dad to his three girls and a bonus dad to his son Mike, his nieces and countless others who needed him at various times in their lives. There wasn't a man around who loved his grandkids more than Papa did and his weekends were often consumed with a tight activities schedule to ensure he could see as many of his kiddos do their thing as was possible. He always showed up. Family and friends never doubted how much they were loved as he told them frequently. He was incredibly generous to those he loved as well as many he didn't even know. If there was a need and he could help, he did. It was that simple. He often shared that he was where he was in life because others gave to him and his family and he felt compelled to give back. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Loren is survived by his daughters Terra (Andrew), Tiffany (Amanda) and Toni (Scott), his brother Larry (Mena), twelve grandchildren, countless nieces, nephews, and other family members and his granddog, Liza. He is preceded in death by his wife Cathy, mother Margaret, father Kenneth, son Mike and brother Jamie.
Due to concerns surrounding the health and safety of others, the family will be holding a small private funeral of close family and friends at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee's Summit, MO on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 2pm. They hope to be able to host a Celebration of Loren's life in the fall for all who knew and loved him. Until that time, please visit: https://www.gatheringus.com/memorial/loren-j-paulson/6840 to celebrate his life. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Chain of Hope (www.chainofhopekc.org), the incredible organization that brought him his sweet Liza Doo. She brought him so much comfort and peace. They would also like to thank the many doctors and caregivers for their wonderful care to Loren over the past few years. Daddy we love you… please give Mommy a kiss from us.

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Published by Kansas City Star from Feb. 24 to Mar. 3, 2021.
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Dear Family Members, I'm so sorry to hear of Loren's passing. Our friendship goes back over fifty years relating to music and rock bands. He was a valued member of the Dentairs and we were privileged to have him at the IRRMA induction, reunions and other events. We grew to love Cathy as well through all those band gatherings. It's interesting how the bands developed brotherhoods and life-long friendships. I personally have lost another brother. Loren was not only a great singer and sax player but I'll most remember him for arranging "Vehicle" for the Gamble wedding reception and "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" for the Dentair induction. I may have to say goodbye for now but I and many others with feel the love for the millionth time he shared with all. Music in heaven will have a new voice! God Bless. Terry Yarns
Terry Yarns
February 25, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear of Loren's passing. We knew each other from Lee's Summit Christian Church and was recently reconnected at Sarah Cannon where my dad was getting his treatments. It was ALWAYS so good to see him. He brought a positive spirit to the room and was so encouraging to my dad when he was feeling down. I'm truly sorry for your loss, Loren was a great man and will be missed.
Natalie Goe
February 25, 2021
Imperial PFS
February 25, 2021
I am so sorrry to hear about Loren. He gave me the Greatest opportunity and Memories a 15 year old could Every Want. How Great it was to play in The Sensational Soul Company at that young age. That experience gave me the confidence to chase my dreams and go on to Vegas and Nashville. Thank God Loren trusted me to do the job. It changed my life SO MUCH for the better. Thank You so much Loren. Someday I would be honored you play with you in that Great Horn Band in the Sky. God Bless You.
Randy Warrington
February 24, 2021
It was a pleasure to have known you in my life Lauren you're a great guy and very very talented now you're playing your trumpet in heaven what's the big band in the sky bless your heart and my deepest sympathy to your family
Mary K. Donovan
February 23, 2021
Loren was a good neighbor he will be missed
walker and barbara brewster
February 23, 2021