Kenneth (Kenny) Paulson, after a long battle with cancer, willingly took a knee to declare victory and went to be with Jesus.
Born April 13, 1962, at Saint Mary’s hospital in Fond du Lac, WI, Kenny lived most of his life in Eau Claire.
Kenny attended North High School and graduated before his class in 1979 from Memorial High School in Eau Claire. In vancent1980-81 he attended Advancement Training Center in California for electro-mechanical assembly. In 1985-86 he attended District One Technical Institute in Eau Claire for electronics.
From 1991 to 1996 Kenny met Donald Stokes and worked for Eau Claire Cavaliers baseball association. Kenny and his team raised funds to purchase two houses for the Cavaliers and was directly responsible for the renovation done at Carson Park.
In 1997, Kenny joined Prison Fellowship, where he met John Schone, a World War II veteran, who did a 28-year mission work in Japan. John was involved with the Eau Claire County jail ministry. John was Kenny’s friend and mentor from 1999 until the present.
In 2003 Kenny was invited to attend church with John Schone at Calvary Baptist Church in Eau Claire. From 2006 to 2009 can he worked for the veterans, raising funds, and even relocated to Chetek for a time.
Through John Schone and Calvary Baptist Church, Kenny met friend and mentor Randy Schneider. In 2012 Kenny began working at Randy’s Family Restaurant and for 10 years was the night cleaner. Kenny began a spiritual transformation, attending Wednesday morning Bible studies, and became a light shining in the darkness at the restaurant.
Kenny became friends with Sam and Tina, owners of the Scottish Inn and Suites, who are from India. Kenny began a relationship with a pastor in India and eventually introduced him to Pastor John van Gorkom at Calvary Baptist Church. As a result of that introduction Calvary India was formed, consisting of an orphanage, over 30 churches, and a newly formed Bible college, training pastors to bring the Gospel message of Jesus Christ to the nation of India.
Kenny’s life is a testimony to the transforming power of Jesus Christ to redeem sinners from death and give them the gift of eternal life. Through His death on the cross and His resurrection He will forgive all sin and create new life in anyone who repents of their sin and believes in Jesus as their Savior. Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift. Kenny will be truly missed by his family, co-workers, friends, church family, Sam and Tina, Calvary India, and the Wednesday morning Bible study.
Kenneth was well known and liked by everyone and will be dearly missed. He looked to Randy Schneider as a father figure and was a very positive influence in Kenneth’s life.
He is preceded in death by his father, Gordon and sister, Karey Paulson.
He is survived by his mother, Janet Andrews (Erickson); daughter, Alicia Anger of Eau Claire; son, Joshua of Eau Claire brothers, Michael Paulson of Eau Claire, Steven Paulson of Manitowoc, WI, Mark (Linda) Paulson of Menomonie, Greggory Paulson of Eau Claire; sisters, Kimberly Paulson of Eau Claire, Kristen (Robert) Putch of Houston TX; nephews, Justin, Matthew, and Mike Jr.; nieces, Hannah, Chanene, Jisara, Jessica, and Angela, and many grandchildren.
A memorial service will be on Monday January 2, 2023, at Calvary Baptist Church beginning at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Pastor John van Gorkom will be officiating.