David P. Paulson

David P. Paulson 79, of Eden Prairie, Minn., passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017.
David was born June 13, 1937 in Estherville, Iowa, the son of Chester and Pearl (Bonstead) Paulson, and grew up on a farm by Wallingford, Iowa.
He graduated high school in Estherville, Iowa, in 1955 and from Iowa State University with a degree in industrial engineering in 1959.
David married LeAnn Twito of Estherville, Iowa, in 1959, and had two children, Nancy (1961) and Steve (1964).
David started as an engineer with Marathon Corp. He held many different jobs with what eventually, through mergers and acquisitions, became the American Can Company, quickly advancing to plant manager. He worked for this company, which changed ownership and names a few more times, throughout his 42-year career. David retired from what was then known as Georgia Pacific in 2002. He was an effective and honest leader who was always respectful of those he supervised. As he was once quoted “The secret to working with people is to observe the Golden Rule."
His career required multiple moves across North America, including Wisconsin (four times), California, Georgia, Connecticut (two times), Toronto, New Hampshire, and Arkansas. In addition to the adventure of exploring new locales these moves had the benefit of creating a nationwide network of close friends that David valued and maintained throughout his life. He eventually retired to Mesa, Ariz. (winters) and Eden Prairie, Minn. (summers).
David was very active in his faith, serving on church councils and as president of several congregations. He taught Sunday school, and regularly attended adult bible classes. He was also very involved in community organizations, including the Rotary Club, Elks Lodge, Chamber of Commerce and United Way, and he helped to provide computers to a local technical school.
Outside of his work and community pursuits, David enjoyed many activities with friends and family, especially golf, bowling, hunting, fishing, painting and cards. He and LeAnn traveled throughout North America as well as to Bermuda and Europe. They traveled to the Masters Golf Tournament and were able to attend both a summer and winter Olympics. David was very much a family man, making sure that his family frequently returned to their Iowa roots to visit relatives on both sides of the family. David loved children, and was an exceptional father and grandfather.
David is survived by the love of his life, his wife LeAnn, daughter Nancy (John), son Steve (Laurie), granddaughters Hannah Pelegano and Erin Paulson, and grandson Benjamin Pelegano. David is preceded in death by his parents, Chet and Pearl, and his brother, Wayne Paulson.
A memorial service will take place at Prairie Lutheran Church, 11000 Blossom Road, Eden Prairie, Minn., on Friday, May 19, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be at Prairie Lutheran Church at 10 a.m., prior to the memorial service. A luncheon at the church will follow the service. Interment will occur on Saturday, May 20, at Wallingford Iowa Cemetery. All are invited to a luncheon at Wallingford Lutheran Church at noon, preceding the burial.
A special thank you to Pastor Joel Quie, Pastor Miriam Samuelson-Roberts, Interim Pastoral Associate and the entire congregation of Prairie Lutheran Church. The family also wishes to extend appreciation and affection to the wonderful and caring staffs and friends at Struthers Parkinson’s Center and Summit Place Memory Care.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to: Prairie Lutheran Church, 11000 Blossom Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55347, Struthers Parkinson’s Center, 6701 Country Club Dr., Minneapolis, MN 55427, Summit Place–Memory Care, 8501 Flying Cloud Dr., Eden Prairie, MN 55344, or any charity of your choice.
“It is not the length of life, but the depth of life” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Michael D. Paine

Michael D. Paine, 67, of Berlin, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Coos County Nursing Home.

He was born in Framingham, Mass., on Aug. 19, 1949, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Paine. He was raised in Massachusetts, served with the U.S. Marines and moved to Berlin in 1990. Michael had been employed as a nurse’s aide at the Coos County Nursing Home and enjoyed fishing, hunting and doing crossword puzzles.

Family includes his wife Juanita Paine of Berlin; children Kenneth Brazier of Massachusetts, Kelly Brazier of Berlin, Michael Hadley of Massachusetts and Robert Brazier of Berlin; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and brothers John Paine, Thomas Paine and Charles Paine all of Massachusetts. He was predeceased by siblings Paul, Richard and Arthur.

There will be no services. The Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook at

Doris M. Poirier

Doris M. Poirier died May 7, 2017, at her home. She is survived by one daughter, Nancy Poirier, and was pre-deceased by two other daughters, Helen and Louise, who died in 1965.  

She was a grandmother to Kim and Karen and a great-grandmother to four great-grandchildren, L.J., Lillian, Destiny and Hunter. 

Doris would welcome people into her home and give them hugs. She was a person who was full of life and joy. She also loved her WWE Raw and Lifetime movies. 

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Roland G. 'Frenchy' Cayouette

Roland G. “Frenchy” Cayouette, 76, of Jesup, Iowa, died Monday, May 8, 2017, at ABCM Rehabilitation Center’s West Campus in Independence, Iowa

He was born Dec. 29, 1940, in Berlin, the son of Roch Leonce Cayouette and Therese Antoinette (Brunelle) Cayouette. He graduated from high school in Berlin and soon entered the U.S. Air Force until his discharge in 1964.

It was while he was stationed in Alaska that he met his bride, and on April 18, 1964, he and Marianne Orr were married in the chapel at Eielson Air Force Base, Ala. They moved to Hartford, Conn., where Roland did a machinist apprenticeship with Pratt and Whitney.

In 1967 they came to Iowa and lived in Independence, later moving to the acreage near Jesup in 1973. Roland “Frenchy” then was employed by Deere & Company in Waterloo as a machinist. He retired in 1997.

He was active in many civic and charitable endeavors over the years. These included being a member of the Buchanan County Democrat Central Committee, a former board member of Veridian Credit Union, Foster Care Review Board, Operation Threshold, and a foster parent to several. He also spearheaded the Knights of Columbus “Care and Share” program in Jesup, and enjoyed working as a greeter at the United Auto Workers Union 838 Thanksgiving Dinner event. He was a member of St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Knight of Columbus Council 8227, and Pump-Scheer American Legion Post 342, all in Jesup, and the UAW Local 838 in Waterloo.

Roland is survived by his wife, Marianne, of Jesup, Iowa; one daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Donny Mangrich of Independence, Iowa; three grandchildren, Decota, Ethan and Lucretia Mangrich; three brothers, Andre (Mari) Cayouette of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., Arthur (Dot) Cayouette of Enfield, Conn., Albert (Karen) Cayouette of Milan; and one sister, Louise (Robert) Pelchat, of Berlin. His parents and one infant sister, Therese, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 12, at St. Athanasius Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Military rites were conducted by Pump-Scheer American Legion Post 342 of Jesup. Visitation was held at the White Funeral Home, Jesup, Iowa, where there was a rosary by the Knights of Columbus at 4 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m. Memorials will be directed to the Knights of Columbus Care and Share Project in Jesup and to the Buchanan County Food Pantry. Memorials may also be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice.


Jeanne A. Given

Jeanne A. Given, 67, of Reno, Nev. passed away peacefully at a nursing home on Thursday, May 11, 2017, following a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer's disease.
She was born on Dec. 16, 1947, in Berlin, the daughter of the late Edna Given Tremblay (Gallant) and Stanwood Libby Given Jr. Earlier in her life, she had been married to the late Lloyd D. Nolin of Stark, and the late Leo Desgroseillers of Florida.
Jeanne's brother, Mr. Stanwood L. Given III, of West Falmouth, Maine, and two daughters, Dr. Anna Nolin, of Westborough, Mass., and Ms. Katie Nolin, of Reno, Nev., and Katie's husband, Mr. Ron LaBlue of Reno, Nev., survive her. She also leaves behind her brother's beloved family, his wife Mrs. Pamela Given of Falmouth, Maine, and her nieces, Hannah and Sarah Given of West Falmouth; three grandchildren, Marcus LaBlue, of Reno, Nev., and Ethan Nolin-Halpern and Ava Nolin-Halpern of Westborough, Mass.
Jeanne was a skilled career registered nurse who worked in hospitals, doctors' offices and nursing homes across the North Country and Reno areas until her illness prohibited her from doing so. While living in the White Mountains area, she was an active member of the Holy Family Church and sponsored and counseled many through her work in Alcoholics Anonymous. An avid skier and food lover, Jeanne left the North Country to pursue life and adventure in the West in 1991 and remained there the rest of her life with her companion, Bill Clark, of Natick, Mass., until her illness made her unable to live without constant medical treatment. A passionate and loving person, Jeanne sought adventure and excitement in her life while balancing her deep love of family and her close circle of friends. Services will be held in the fall, her favorite time of year, and will be detailed closer to that time. Tributes can be made on her behalf to Coos County Nursing Home, where she enjoyed working and helping others.