Margie Ann Paulsen, age 84, of Durant, died on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.
Margie was born on Feb. 4, 1930, the seventh child of Clarence and Mary (Doran) Budelier, in Wilton. She grew up in rural Durant with her two sisters and four brothers. She graduated from Durant High School in 1948, attended Iowa State Teachers’ College and enjoyed teaching in a one-room country schoolhouse named Yankee Hollow. She met Bill D. Paulsen at the Knoops Hall in Stockton and later they were married on May 20, 1950, in Wilton.