October 15, 1922 – January 20, 2014
Teresa Paulsen, 91, passed away January 20, 2014 at home at Deerfield Retirement Community. Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm, Wednesday, January 22 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church followed by a rosary beginning at 7:00 pm. A memorial mass will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday at the church with burial following at Glendale Cemetery.
Teresa was born October 15, 1922 in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Patrick and Mary Agnes Lanaghan. She graduated from Mount St. Claire College and Drake University. She married Donald Paulsen in 1945. She worked as a teacher, a homemaker and retired from the State of Iowa as an auditor.
Teresa was a resident of the Des Moines area since 1961. She was a member of St. Augustin and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Churches. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed card games of all kinds. Teresa was very involved with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren’s activities.
Teresa is survived by her seven children, Patricia (Peter) Dale, Donna Paulsen (Tom Press), Mary Lynn (John) Craig, Steve Paulsen (Bev Law), Teresa (Tom) Darcy, Joe (Lynette) Paulsen, Susan (Steve) Eikos; 16 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and a brother, David Lanaghan and his family. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Donald, Edward and Harriett Lanaghan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Lifespace Community Foundation at Deerfield or the Des Moines Community Foundation.
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