Poulsen, Artis Sue (1936-2019)
POULSEN, MURRA, BRUHNS, SMIDT
Posted By: Paul Nagy (email)
Date: 12/27/2019 at 21:48:03
Artis Sue Poulsen
April 28, 1936 ~ November 23, 2019
Artis Sue (Murra) Poulsen was born on April 28, 1936, in Buffalo Center, to Andrew and Susan (Bruhns) Murra. Having grown up in Buffalo Center, she graduated from Buffalo Center High School in 1954.
On December 16, 1963, Artis married Jack Poulsen. Both she and Jack had a love for our country’s flag. Indeed, they formed the “National Fly the Flag of America” organization. Thus, they traveled all over the United States putting up flag poles and flags so Americans could, proudly, fly their American flag. Moreover, they campaigned for Governor George Wallace when he ran for the presidency.
While living in Edina, Minnesota, Artis worked as a church secretary at the Edina Baptist Church. After the death of her husband in 1980, however, she moved to Bancroft, living there until she became a resident of Timely Nursing Home in Buffalo Center.
Artis had no children of her own, but she had two boxer dogs who brought a lot of joy and love into her life. In addition, she had a gift and love for music. She played the piano and organ at churches in Minneapolis, Minnesota. When she moved to Bancroft, she played the organ and piano at the Community Chapel in Lakota before her health failed.
Artis died on November 23, 2019, at the Timely Mission Nursing Home, Buffalo Center. She was 83.
She is survived by her sister Arvilla Smidt, of Odessa Missouri; and her brothers, David (Margaret) Murra, of Lake Mills, and Allen (Beverly) Murra, of Vermillion, South Dakota; as well as by many nieces and nephews. Artis was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; her parents, Andrew and Susan Murra; and her brother-in-law, Bill Smidt.
No services will be held at this time.
Oakcrest Funeral Services ~ Winter Chapel, Buffalo Center, Iowa, 2019.
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