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Margaret I. Paulin

d. August 13, 2013

Margaret I. Paulin

Margaret I. Paulin, 88, of Fort Dodge, passed away peacefully at Paula J. Baber Hospice House in Fort Dodge, Tuesday, August 13.  

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Fort Dodge with Reverend Andrea Kraushaar, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at North Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 16, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church and prior to services on Saturday. 

Survivors include son, Thomas, his wife Colleen of Dows, IA; daughters, Lynn Greenberg of Robinsdale, MN, Margaret Ann Jones of Divide, CO, and Donna Rogers of Atlanta, GA.  Eight grandchildren including John Paulin (Caryn), Chris Paulin (Jessica), and Carrie Paulin Enzler (Jason), Paul Greenberg and Nicholas Greenberg,  Allison Jones Coblentz (Grady) and Brian Jones (Barbie) and Adrienne Rogers. Six great-grandchildren, Sam and Max Paulin, Finn and Violet Enzler, and Cohen and Tatum Paulin.

Margaret was born March 31, 1925 on the family farm north of Fort Dodge.  She was the daughter of Walter and Marjorie (McCutchen) Haviland.  She attended country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Fort Dodge High School in 1942.  Margaret married Richard S. Paulin, April 6, 1943 in Fort Dodge.  They moved to Galveston, Texas while Richard was in the U.S. Army.  She was employed at the Texas State Optical before returning to Fort Dodge to make their lifelong home following her husbands discharge from the Service.  In 1960, Richard and Margaret along with three other partners and their wives, took a leap of faith and formed Electrical Materials Company, an electrical wholesale company in Fort Dodge.  They both were very involved and devoted to the Company until Richards retirement as Vice President and General Manager in 1982.  She was a devoted homemaker, wife and mother and lived in her same home for 69 years until her death.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Richard and son-in-law, Douglas Jones.

Margaret was baptized at and a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church.  She was also a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Women Society, the Fort Dodge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in which she held many offices including Chapter Regent, the Thomas Munson Chapter of the Colonial Dames XVII Century, and American Legion Auxiliary Post 130 of Fort Dodge.

She was a very social person who not only took great joy in her family but in her many special friends over the years.


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