2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
January 29, 2015 - Introduced by Senators Harsdorf, Cowles, Marklein and
Miller, cosponsored by Representatives Jarchow, Knudson, Murtha, Quinn,
T. Larson, A. Ott, Petryk, Steffen and Subeck. Referred to Committee on
Senate Organization.
SJR5,1,1 1Relating to: honoring the life and public service of David Earl Paulson.
SJR5,1,42 Whereas, David Earl Paulson led a full life, devoted to his family, friends, state,
3and country, including serving four terms as a member of the Wisconsin Assembly;
SJR5,1,65 Whereas, David was born on September 13, 1931, in Nye, Wisconsin, and
6graduated from Osceola High School in 1949; and
SJR5,1,87 Whereas, David served honorably in the United States Navy from 1952 to 1956,
8defending our country during the Korean conflict; and
SJR5,1,109 Whereas, David married his loving wife, Edith (Monson) Paulson in 1957,
10raising two children together during their marriage of more than 57 years; and
SJR5,1,1211 Whereas, David bought his dairy farm near Amery in 1961 and was named one
12of Wisconsin's Outstanding Farmers in 1970; and
SJR5,2,213 Whereas, David was a dedicated public servant at the state and local levels,
14representing the 28th Assembly District from 1979 to 1982 and from 1985 to 1988

1and serving as chairman and supervisor of Black Brook Township for more than 28
2years and as a member of the Polk County Board for more than 10 years; and
SJR5,2,53 Whereas, David was active in his church community, serving as deacon,
4secretary, and president of the East Immanuel Lutheran Church for 15 years of his
553 years as a member of the parish; and
SJR5,2,76 Whereas, David enjoyed hunting, fishing, engaging in Scandinavian heritage
7activities, and traveling throughout the United States and around the world; and
SJR5,2,118 Whereas, David passed away on January 17, 2015, surrounded by his loving
9family, leaving behind his wife, Edith, his daughter Linnae and son Eric, eight
10grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, as well as a legacy of hard work and
11faithful service to others; now, therefore, be it
SJR5,2,15 12Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the members of the
13Wisconsin legislature join all Wisconsin residents in honoring the life and
14achievements of David Earl Paulson and extend their condolences to his family and
15friends; and
SJR5,2,18 16Be it further resolved, That the senate chief clerk shall provide a copy of this
17joint resolution to David's wife, Edith, and to his children, Linnae Seaman and Eric
SJR5,2,1919 (End)