Fauniel Paulson, 88, of Oakland, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital, in Sioux City, Iowa.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, Aug. 22 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland. Rev. Mark Eldal officiated.
Burial was in the Bancroft Cemetery in Bancroft.
Memorials may be made to the family for later designation or Dodge County Humane Society, 787 S. Luther Road, Fremont, Neb. 68025.
Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland was in charge of arrangements.
Fauniel was born Nov. 30, 1928 in Wayne, to William and Elsie (Echtenkamp) Racherbaumer, She was confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne, where her parents had been charter members. The Racherbaumer family often spent winters in Missouri, where Fauniel attended part of the school year. She attended Hahn High School on the campus of Wayne Teachers College and later obtained a license in cosmetology. Fauniel and Delmar Paulson were married Jan. 10, 1945 at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne. They moved to Oakland in 1959 and Fauniel operated a beauty shop from their home on Davis Street.
The couple was foster parents for many years and recipients of the Nebraska Good Neighbor Award. They were members of the First Ev. Lutheran Church in Oakland, where Fauniel served as the chairperson for the funeral lunch committee for many years and was a member of Dorcas Society and the Busy Twelve.
Survivors include her children, Larry (Earlene) of Walthill, Patricia (John) Browning of Bancroft, Jacalyn (Gregg) Moseman of McKinney, Texas, Joel (Lori) Paulson of West Point, Teresa Faust of Omaha, Janie Paulson of Dallas, Texas, Michelle (Daron) Joseph of Tulsa, Okla.; 19 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great- great grandchildren. She is also survived by special foster children, Amy (Jim) Snyder of Joplin, Mo. and Marilyn West of Lanesville, Ind.
She was preceded in death by husband, Delmar in 2015; her parents; brother, Herold Racherbaumer; son, Lee Wayne in 1952; granddaughter, Heidi Browning and grandson, Matt Moseman.
Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren and Dorcas friends.