John H. Paulmann, 88, Arlington

2019-04-12

John H. Paulmann, age 88, of Arlington, passed away at the Golden Hearts Assisted Living Center in Arlington on Sunday, April 7.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church in Arlington at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13.
A visitation will be held at the church and start at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13.
Interment will be at a later date in Brown Cemetery, Henderson.  
John was born to John and Katherine (Trocke) Paulmann in Glencoe on June 13, 1930.  He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in New Auburn Township. He married Eleanor Lampe at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington on Aug. 30, 1952.  
He lived and farmed on the family farm from 1931-2008.  He worked as a field representative for Bongards Creamery from 1985-2003. Throughout his life he had served on various committees and boards within his church, the New Auburn Township, FSA, High Island Watershed, Sibley County Soil and Water District, Sibley County Fair Board, Minnesota Federation of County Farms, and Minnesota State Fair Board of Managers.
John is survived by his daughters, Kristine (Peter) Glaeser of  Long Beach, Calif., and Lisa (special friend, Brian Steffer) Holberg of Arlington; grandchildren, Emily and Abigail Holberg; great-grandchildren, Avery Holberg, William and Luci Eng; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Janice and Ronald Renneke, and Charlene Thoemke; many nieces and nephews; and companion, Eunice Mackenthun.  
He is preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Reinhold and Emma Lampe; wife, Eleanor; siblings and in-laws, Irene (Lawrence) Krecklau, Gladys (Dale) Flantz, Leona (Kenneth) Skaro, Sarah and husbands, Melvin Uecker and Harry Swenson, Karen (Arlyn) Boll  and Charlotte Lampe.