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.