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James A. 'Jim' Paulman


November 11, 2017

RHINELANDER, Wis. — James A. “Jim” Paulman, 61, of Rhinelander, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at Friendly Village. Jim was born Sept. 10, 1956, in Wakefield, to the late Louis and Barbara (Swanson) Paulman. Jim was raised and attended school in Bergland, Mich. He graduated in 1974 from Bergland High School. He married Agnes Turk, of Bessemer, on Aug. 14, 1976, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Bergland. The Rev. Wayne E. Marcotte officiated. They enjoyed 41 years together.

Jim began working for the Soo Line Railroad shortly after graduation, and upon their closing, Agnes and Jim moved to Rhinelander, where he worked for Oneida County Forestry and then Wausaw (Experia) Paper Company, Rhinelander, working in maintenance and then paper production. He retired in November 2014 due to becoming ill with cancer.

He was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brothers-in-law, Bob Turk and Larry Levijoki, and his nephew, Craig Turk. They had great times at their hunting camp. Jim also hunted elk in Colorado and fished in Canada.

Jim is survived by his wife, Agnes, Rhinelander; two brothers, Tom, Bergland, and Dave, Rhinelander; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bob and Karen Turk, and Larry and Ann Levijoki; nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great nephews, and the family cat, Norman.

He will be missed.

Cremation has taken place. A burial, with family and friends attending, will take place at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Bergland in the spring.

The family wishes to thank Friendly Village and Hospice for making Jim comfortable in his final days.

Leave private condolences for the Paulman family at The Carlson Funeral Home at 715-369-1414 is handling the arrangements for the Paulman family.


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