Frederick “Fred” C. Paulsen

April 2, 1923 — Sept. 22, 2021

Frederick “Fred” C. Paulsen, 98, of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Winamac, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte, Florida.

Fred was born April 2, 1923, in North Judson to the late Frederick Christian and Amelia Kalina Paulsen. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and served on the USS Saratoga CV-3 aircraft carrier as a Machinist’s Mate First Class. He married his wife, Harriet Rose Johnson, on Nov. 3, 1945, in Indianapolis.  During his life he was a farmer, machinist and real estate agent. He moved to Florida in 1979 from Indiana.

Fred was a member of the Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, American Legion, the former International Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F) and a 50-year plus member of the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed square dancing, round dancing, gardening, farming and horses. Fred particularly enjoyed helping his wife, Harriet, with maintaining her beautiful gardens they had over the years. In addition, he always looked forward to being one of those who scooped ice cream at their Port Charlotte condo complex’s weekly ice cream social and visiting with the various residents.

He is survived by his wife of almost 76 years, Harriet R. Paulsen of Port Charlotte; son Bruce [Karen] Paulsen of Venice, Florida; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his children: Daniel Lloyd, Gail Louise, and Luann Joyce; and siblings: Bernice (DePoy), Franklin and Lewis.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Burial will be at the Winamac Cemetery, in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice House of Port Charlotte

Friends may visit online at to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements were entrusted to Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.

(Pulaski County Journal — Oct. 6, 2021)

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