Paul Douglas Charlson was born April 17, 1938, in Le Mars, the son of Elmer and Margaret Charleson. He graduated from Hawarden High School in 1956, and attended Morningside College in Sioux City.
During the 1950s, he worked in the pressroom at the Le Mars Sentinel.
Grateful for having shared his life are his son, Joel Charlson, Baton Rouge, La.; three daughters, Amy (Ian) Stromberg, Kristi Charlson, and Katie (Cory), all of Sioux Falls; their mother, Betty Ann Schumer; eight grandchildren; a brother, Pat Charlson, Minneapolis, Minn.; a sister, Mary (Roger) Erickson, Gilbert, Ariz.; special friend, Judy Hanson, Sioux Falls; and many dear friends.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Margaret Charlson and brother, Michael Charlson.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls. Visitation will begin at noon Sunday at George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, with the family present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgeboom.com.