In Memory of

Annabelle Paulsen

January 9, 1939 - December 6, 2014
Annabelle (Regennitter) Paulsen was born on a farm near Washta, IA, on January 9, 1939, to Albert Regennitter and Mae (Coon-Hollingshead) Regennitter. She spent her youth in rural Washta, Anthon, and Correctionville, IA. She attended Washta Consolidated School until the 11th grade. She enjoyed making many memories with all of her 18 siblings. She was united in marriage to LeRoy Paulsen at 7:30 pm on February 18, 1958, in a double-ring candlelight ceremony at the Washta Methodist Church. She worked at a turkey plant in Storm Lake, Randall's Bakery and Speelman's Steak House in Cherokee. Annabelle enjoyed many things in life. She loved to crochet, and made many wonderful afghans and other items for people. She was always up for a good game of BINGO, Buck Euchre or UNO. She had a love of gardening, country music, playing games on her computer, and thoroughly enjoyed having her grandchildren and great-grandchildren visit as often as they could. Annabelle was reunited with her beloved LeRoy, when she passed away at her home in Washta on December 6, 2014, at the age of 75, and was reunited with her beloved LeRoy. She was preceded in death by her husband LeRoy,; her parents Albert and Mae Regennitter; brothers Kenneth, Jim and Donald Regennitter, and Kenneth, Clayton, Fred and Harold Hollingshead; sisters Una Ralston and Ruby Hollingshead; one grandson, Kyle Hyndman. Annabelle will be lovingly remembered by her children: Lyle (Deb) Paulsen of Washta, IA, Deb Hyndman of Sioux Falls, SD, Laura Woolliscroft of Bagley, MN, and Denita Price of Washta, IA; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law Kenneth (Janice) Paulsen of Sioux City, IA; siblings, Glen (Rosine) Regennitter of Clarence, IA, Albert Regennitter-Green Valley, CA, Morey (Opal) Regennitter of Cleghorn, IA, Beverly Green-Apache Jct, Az, Mary Lou Kuhrts-Apache Jct, AZ, Vern (Karen) Regennitter of Ogalalla, NE, Dorie Regennitter of Washta, IA, Beth (Bob) Nelson-Tabor, IA, Dean (Vicki) Regennitter of Aurelia, IA, many nieces and nephews. God-Daughter, Melissa Meyer and son Dominic Meyer and many friends.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Pastor Bob Stout
HONORARY BEARERS Melissa Meyer Curtis Paulsen Chris Paulsen David Hyndman Riley Woolliscroft Adam Woolliscroft Andy Paulsen
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
"Amazing Grace"
Burial will be at Sunset View Cemetery in Washta at a later date.


Monday, April 6, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Just looked back at Cherokee's records and was so sorry to see the loss of Annabelle! She was such a fun and spunky person to visit with. I used to be her case manager when I lived and worked up in Cherokee. I got to know your family and was there when your dad passed. Thinking of you and the family. ”
- Kelsey Hollen
Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“I am glad you get to be with dad now
I love and miss you so much”
- Denita Paulsen
Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My sympathy to all of the family. I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers during this difficult time.”
- Janet M Beazley
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 12:00 AM
- Linda Meyer
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“I am going to miss my sister so much. She is free, walking arm in arm with Leroy and catching up with Mom, Dad, brothers and sisters. May you rest in peace Annie and watch over us all.”
- Dorie J. Regennitter
Monday, December 8, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“I will miss her so much, she is in a much better place and with Leroy. ”
- Jean
Monday, December 8, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“So glad I could get to know Annabelle and your family. So sorry for your loss. ”
- Suzette E. Dittmer
Monday, December 8, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“so many memories she will be deeply missed”
- sherry leonard mathis
Monday, December 8, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Annabelle loved her kids and grandkids. May God be with you at this sad time.”
- Lynette Hyndman
Monday, December 8, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My deepest sympathy to the family.”
- lora l jenkins mc murrin
Monday, December 8, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss of Miss Annabelle she had a lot of spunk and I'm sure she will be looking down from heaven watching me chew bubble gum”
- Debbie L Nelson
Monday, December 8, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Aunt Annie will be deeply missed. I pray that God gives you comfort during this difficult time. ”
- MaryAnn Reggennitter Huckabay
Monday, December 8, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“(((hugs))) to the family”
- Terri Wright Chester
Monday, December 8, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Wendy Gillespie
Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear about the loss of Annabelle. She will be greatly missed by all. My heart goes out to everyone.”
- Lindsay (Wright) Pelletier
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