Ralph A. Paulsen

February 3, 1942 - May 11, 2020

Ralph A. Paulsen


Ralph A. Paulsen, 78, of Poplar Grove, IL passed away Monday, May 11, 2020. Ralph was born on February 3, 1942 in Chicago, IL, the son of Gordon and Lydia (Hageli) Paulsen. Ralph married the love of his life Barbara Ebeling on June 20, 1963 in Elmhurst, IL. Ralph was the proud co-owner and operator of Paulsen Paving and Paulsen Trucking. He enjoyed spending time fishing, watching baseball, football and driving his ‘58 Chevy. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Marengo #138 and made his spiritual home at Faith Baptist Church in Belvidere, IL.

Ralph is loved and missed by his wife, Barb; children, Christine Anclam, Eric (Jenn) Paulsen, Darrell Paulsen; grandchildren, Mathew, Grace, Hannah, Wyatt, Walker; great-grandchildren, Mayson, Ellie; siblings, James (Kathy) Paulsen, Barbara Luttenbacher as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Glen, Brian and infant brother Gordon Jr.; son-in-law, Bill Anclam.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials to the family to establish a memorial later. To light a candle or share a condolence please visit

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Barbera, So sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. Hope we can get in touch with each other to talk cell 12628126308 home 12622451443 . Are love to you and to your family. Gail Kasper Stola hope to hear from you soon

GAIL&John Stola 2021-03-03T17:05:32

On behalf of my father, Stan Johnson and the Johnson Family, we wish to express our condolences for your loss.

Dave Johnson 2020-05-18T10:34:53

To Christine and her Mom , brothers and all the grandchildren ,family and friends
I am sorry to hear about the passing of your loved one Ralph
My condolences
sincerely ,
Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson 2020-05-16T17:56:08

To all the Paulsen family and loved ones
I never had the opportunity to meet Ralph in person but I feel like I’ve known him through Christine.
She always spoke very highly with love and respect for her Dad.
My prays and thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

Deb Boariu 2020-05-16T17:50:06

We are so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. May you feel comforted by great memories you have shared. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Blessings, Herb and Joy Walberg

Herb & Joy Walberg 2020-05-14T13:00:39

Barb and Family: We want to extend our deepest sympathy on Ralph’s death. Your family will be in our prayers. Gary remembers you from First Free in Rockford. Barb, you and I go way back to our neighborhood Bible Study In Poplar Grove. Life’s twists and turns have taken us down different paths. Just know we will be praying for you and your family in the days ahead. Losing your life mate is never easy but under the current situation it is even more difficult. I hope you were able to say your good-byes. Sending our love and continued prayer support. Gary nd Dawn Omark

Dawn Griffis Omark 2020-05-14T11:02:12

Paulsen family sorry for your loss of Ralph. Will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Bob and Terri Alderman 2020-05-13T21:21:55

Sharing in your sadness as you remember Ralph.
So sorry for your loss.

Todd & Diana Walberg 2020-05-13T07:57:43

Barb, I am so sorry for your loss of Ralph! Sending you prayers for peace and comfort. Hugs and love my friend!

Annamaria Molnar 2020-05-12T14:29:07

I am so very sorry for your loss. I have enjoyed spending time with Ralph, and sorry that I could not for so long.

Pam DiBenedetto 2020-05-12T13:20:32


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