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In Memory of Irene Paulson


February 27, 1928 - December 2, 2019

Irene Avril (Dado) Paulson, age 91 of Clear Lake, WI, met her Savior, Jesus Christ, when she was called home on December 2, 2019 at Amery Hospital.

Irene was born on February 27, 1928 in Vance Creek Township to Andrew and Susan (Hoffich) Dado. Raised in the Prairie Farm area, Irene graduated from Prairie Farm High School in just three years and was her class Valedictorian. On May 28, 1949, she married the love of her life, Melvin Paulson.

Once she and Mel started their family, she was a housewife, raising and nurturing their nine children. They moved several times early in their marriage, finally settling on the Dado homestead. For years the family made their home on this dairy farm, between Clear Lake and Prairie Farm. She found much joy in her gardening and canning during her years as a homemaker.

Having several sons and grandsons on the Clear Lake Wrestling team, she became a big supporter and fan of Clear Lake Wrestling. She attended many matches over the past 40 years and traveled to Madison several times for the state tournament.

Irene attended Reeve Church faithfully for decades, where she was regarded as a prayer warrior. She loved to spend time reading her Bible and in prayer, deepening her walk of faith as she followed Jesus.

An avid reader who liked to shop, she was active right up to her final days, eating out with friends, attending Bible study, and celebrating family birthdays. She will be missed by her many family members and church family, but all who loved her are happy that she is now with her Savior and those she loved who arrived in Heaven before her.

Irene is survived by her children, Randy (Mona) Paulson, John (Susan) Paulson, Loren (Kathy) Paulson, Russell (Chris) Paulson, Marilyn Weber, Steven/Maynard (Diane) Paulson, Linda (Don) Rauterkus, Howard Paulson and Peter (Cheryl) Paulson; a brother, Andrew Dado Jr; 32 Grandchildren and 61 Great-Grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; her parents, Andrew and Susie; 2 sisters, Genevieve (Dado) Bruder and Laurice (Dado) Lambert; sons-in-law Joel Weber and Peter Friedrich; daughter-in-law Darla Paulson; and infant great-granddaughter Allison Landry.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Reeve Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Todd Groat officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 – 8 PM on Friday at the Williamson-White Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the services at the Church. Interment will take place immediately following the service at the Reeve Cemetery.


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