Daniel B. Paulsen, 79, of Long Grove, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2023 at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 31, 2023 at Chambers Funeral Home in Eldridge, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Long Grove Christian Church Cemetery in Long Grove. Memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice.
Dan was born August 4, 1944 in Davenport, Iowa, the son of Wilbert J. & Vesta A. (Broders) Paulsen. He was a graduate of North Scott High School and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. Dan was united in marriage to Marlene D. Rathjen on May 11, 1974 in Eldridge.
Dan retired after 29 ½ years with the Davenport School District as a carpenter and was a member of the Dixon American Legion. Upon his acreage, Dan enjoyed collecting and restoring antique International Harvester tractors as well as collecting antique cars. He enjoyed his antique tractors and cars and his paint horses. Dan loved the time spent with his family and adored his granddaughters.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Marlene; his daughters and sons-in-law, Amy & Scott Kleinsmith of Calamus, Iowa, Randi & Tim Martig of Bettendorf, Iowa and Becky & Darik Flathers of Delmar, Iowa; his granddaughters, Katy (Brendan) Williams, Janee Kleinsmith (Jevon Jones) and Macy Martig; and his brothers and sisters-in-law, Darryl & Carmel Paulsen of Peoria, Illinois and David & Laura Paulsen of Ft. Myers, Florida.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Dorrine Buhman; and his brother, Dick Paulsen.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Dan’s obituary at www.McGinnis-Chambers.com.