Michael Paulson

January 9, 1976 - June 25, 2022

Visitation: Family will greet visitors one hour prior to the service.

Service: Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2022 at Lands Lutheran Church, rural Hudson, SD.

Michael James Paulson was born on January 9, 1976 in Sioux Falls, SD to Donna M. (Villeneuve) and Donald H. Paulson.   He had a twin brother, Jan Dean.  Mike attended Crippled Children’s Hospital and School, now called Lifescape.

                After age 19, Mike moved to a group home at Dakotabilities.  Throughout his life, Mike required numerous hospitalizations but was a tough young man and a fighter his whole life.  Due to COVID 19, he was hospitalized on May 1, 2022.  He was discharged on June 22, 2022 but passed away 3 days later at the Sanford USD Medical Center ER.

Mike enjoyed his huge video/tie collection and listening to his CD’s.  He loved to flirt with the nurses and was a ladies’ man.  He enjoyed all outings, including the Halloween/fall bonfires at the Tom Landis farm, going to Trent, Disney on Ice, and musical concerts.

                Mike is preceded in death by his grandparents, Herman and Edna Paulson and Fred and Marie Villeneuve; aunt, Helen Nelson; twin brother, Jan Dean; his mother, Donna; and niece, Josephine Edna Luciano.

                He is survived by his father, Don, Canton, SD; sister, Lynn Paulson, Worthing, SD; brothers, Don Jr. (Jenn), Stuttgart, Germany; and David, Worthing, SD; 4 nieces; 3 nephews; 1 great-niece; and 1 great- nephew; along with numerous extended relatives and friends.

Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2022 at Lands Lutheran Church, rural Hudson, SD.  Family will greet visitors one hour prior to the service.   Mike’s family wishes memorials be directed to Dakotabilities Meaningful Day Program.  www.andersonandsonsfh.com

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  1. Tami Rikansrud on June 26, 2022 said:

    Paulson family, I’m sorry to see this. You’re in my thoughts.

  2. Ila Torkelson on June 27, 2022 said:

    I am so sorry for your great loss. May God grant you strength and peace.

  3. Lorraine Sandbulte, Robert and Janet on June 28, 2022 said:

    We extend our sympathy to Mike’s family. Our daughter was a student at CCHS with the twins for many years, this will make her sad.

  4. Dawn Bezpaletz on June 28, 2022 said:

    I had the honor and the pleasure of caring for Mike. I will miss his hugs, kisses and his beautiful smile!! All of his family are in my prayers

  5. Lynn Shattuck on June 28, 2022 said:

    I love you Michael! I will miss you pulling me in for a big hug and insisting on a back rub! I hope you’re hand jiving with Jan today!!!!!!

  6. Arla Parks on June 28, 2022 said:

    So sorry & sad to hear about Michael! I used to work at Valley & get Mike ready for the day! Even after I left there whenever I went to see Mike he would just hang on to me!! Missed him so much, am sorry to say it had been quite sometime since I seen him! Thoughts & prayers to all of his family!

  7. deborah bouchie on June 29, 2022 said:

    Our daughter was with the twins at CCHS and Dakotabilities – our thoughts are with your family.
    Crayton, Debby and Heather Bouchie

  8. Henry and Mary Brinkman on July 1, 2022 said:

    So sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers!!

  9. Jim Immeker on July 1, 2022 said:

    I was a house parent at then CCHS in Sioux Falls from1982-1984 and had Michael andJan Dean as my “Kids” . So sorry for your loss. God Bless your family during this difficult time.

  10. Rachel Rose on July 2, 2022 said:

    So sorry to miss saying goodby to Mike. I was on my way and had to turn back due to car.trouble. I enjoyed the many years of knowing Mike. My condolences to you and your family.