Brian Wilson Paulsen

Brian Wilson Paulsen passed unexpectedly from this world on November 6, 2018 in Lawrence, Kansas at the age of 57. His friends and family, and most especially his beloved daughter, his mother, and his twin brother, grieve the loss of a man known for his exceptionally sweet and loving nature.

Brian was born in Cloud County, Kansas on October 1, 1961 and graduated from Glasco High in 1980. He was a resident of Lawrence, Kansas since 1998 and enjoyed his employment at Pines, International. He was adventurous and loved travel, music, history, and nature.

Brian is survived by his daughter, Emily Wilson Paulsen of Topeka, Kansas; his mother, Dr. Ellen Paulsen of Lawrence, Kansas; his brother, Brice (Jackie) Paulsen of Concordia, Kansas; his sisters, Valerie (Jim) Lanius of Topeka, Bonnie (John) Campbell of Ozawkie, Kansas, and Jalen Lowry of Topeka; his nephews Levi Paulsen, Christopher McMillan, Jon DeVore, Cody Campbell, and David Lowry; his niece Allison Morte; grand-nieces; uncles and aunts; and many friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, November 23, 2018 at the Visitor Center at the historic Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. 2nd Street, Lawrence, Kansas from 1:30-3:30. Those who would like to share memories or music with everyone will do so from 2:00-3:00: the rest of the time will be an informal open house. If you have pictures or mementos of Brian to share for the day, they will be appreciated. Dress is as casual or as formal as you prefer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association of Lawrence or the Lawrence Humane Society in care of the Warren McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

18 Condolences

  1. Dottie Vohs on November 13, 2018 at 8:18 am

    So sorry for your loss…thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. Lana Stolzenburg (Breault) on November 13, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Rest in peace

  3. Judy Bellome on November 13, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Thinking of you and your family. Love and hugs coming your way.

  4. Roberta (Griffin) Reinking on November 13, 2018 at 9:03 am

    So sad, prayers for the family.
    Great guy, Make me smile just thinking about growing up with him and Brice, never a dull moment.

  5. Edith Hulett on November 13, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Prayers and sympathy to Brian’s family and friends he leaves behind. So enjoyed the time shared with Brian in school. I have many fond memories, including the one where they twins traded seats in the classroom and fooled Mrs. Darrow and the class got a good laugh out of it! Hugs to all. I won’t be able to attend the service but will be thinking of you all.

  6. Stan Waterman on November 13, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to the family

  7. Jim and Debbie Bentz on November 13, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Our prayers for the family

  8. linda sanders on November 13, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Deepest sympathy. So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort.

  9. Chris Berk Kressley on November 13, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Deepest sympathy, thoughts & prayers to the family!!

  10. Valeria Miller on November 13, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Val Miller.

  11. Melanie Teegarden on November 14, 2018 at 10:26 am

    So sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers.

  12. Marietta Brown on November 14, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    So sorry for your loss…prayers to the whole family

  13. Guyetta michel on November 16, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Prayers for the family .what a great guy . rip ????????

  14. Richard Williams on November 16, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Rest in peace my friend. Your kind soul was your sword.

  15. Mike LaRue on November 17, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Thinking of you… sorry for your loss.

  16. Cancer and Dave Wright on November 18, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    So very sorry for your loss .Prayers of peace and love to you .

  17. Kathryn Montgomery on January 8, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about Brian. Hugs and prayers to his family.

  18. Bart Meredith on May 28, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    So sorry for your loss Valerie.

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