Esther Elise Sjogren Paulsen, 91, widow of Alf Paulsen, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at her home.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was a daughter of the late Erik Sjogren and Esther Nordell Sjogren.

Mrs. Paulsen attended Bethesda Church of God. She was a retired clerical secretary for the State of Minnesota where she worked at the health department. She lived a long and happy life and served the Lord her entire lifetime.

Surviving are three daughters, Berit Ann Campbell (Timothy) of Minnesota; Ruth Elise Chironna (Mark) of Florida and Linda Marie Pekuri (Mark) of Sumter; a son, Kenneth Alf Paulsen (Gina) of Minnesota; a brother, Paul Sjogren (Marilyn) of New York; nine grandchildren, Matthew Chironna, Daniel Chironna, Aaron Pekuri, Andrew Campbell, Luke Paulsen, Peter Paulsen, Anna Paulsen, Naomi Paulsen and Elisabeth Paulsen; and four great-grandchildren, Ariana, Mark, Londyn and Enzo Chironna.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Orlando, Florida.

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Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.