Joseph Walter Paulsen passed away on April 25, 2016, at the age of 88. He is survived by his three sons, Joseph (Sandy) Paulsen of Columbia, MO, Michael Scott (Jane) Paulsen of St. Peters, MO and Mark S. Paulsen of St. Charles, MO; nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Paulsen nee Sharp; parents, Emil and Edith Paulsen nee Healey; daughter, Judi Lynne Paulsen; four brothers and four sisters. Joseph served as former principal and assistant superintendent at Riverview Gardens in North St. Louis County School Districts. He is a member of the Missouri, Iowa and National Wrestling Hall of Fames. Joe was an overall sports enthusiast who enjoyed coaching little league wrestling and spending time with his grandkids.