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Jean Paulson

Obituary for Jean Paulson

November 7, 1938 - July 5, 2020
Holland, Michigan | Age 81


Jean Paulson, 81, of Holland, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Sunday, July 5, 2020.

Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Jean was a majorette and accomplished ballet dancer through high school. She maintained contact with many classmates from Kalamazoo Central High School's class of 1956. Jean received a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Western Michigan, where she was a member of Delta Zeta sorority.

In Holland since 1968, Jean volunteered at Head Start, managed Hutchinson's Childrens Store, and last worked as an accountant at Metal Flow. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and later attended Calvary Reformed Church.

Jean doted on her family and welcomed her children's friends into her heart as if they were her own. Jean had a great sense of humor and was always up for a card game, especially social and duplicate bridge.

Jean is survived by children: Kimberley Keiser of Virginia, Cameron (Susanne) Paulson of California; grandchildren: Kyle (Alexandria) Cortes, Lauren Keiser, Zachery Paulson, Amelia Paulson; brother, Thomas (Rita) Fox; nieces, nephews, and special friend John Makay.

Jean was preceded in death by parents Thomas and Josephine Fox; sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Larry deMink.

A funeral service to honor Jean's life will be at 5:30pm on Monday, July 13, 2020 under the gazebo at Harderwyk Ministries, 1627 West Lakewood Blvd. Holland, MI 49424. Memorial contributions are to the Alzheimer's Association at The family is being served by Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 East 16th Street, Holland.

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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