Arthur C. Poulsen, age 90, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2015 at Huntington Living Center, following a brief illness. 

The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00pm at Covert Funeral Home, 7199 South Main Street in Ovid.  A funeral service will then follow at 3:00pm. Prayers of committal with military honors will be held at Lake View Cemetery in Interlaken.  Kindly consider a memorial in Art’s name to the South Seneca Campus Beautification Fund, 7263 Main Street, Ovid, NY 14521.

Art was born on December 3, 1924 in Penn Yan, NY a son of the late Chris M. and Marie (Lodt) Poulsen.  He attended a country school house in Milo and later the Penn Yan Academy.  He proudly served his country in the US Army from 1948 to 1951.  Art was very active in his local community, serving as a fireman and former chief of the Interlaken Fire Department, member of the Farmerville Masonic Lodge, a member of the Ovid-Willard Lions Club, and served as Town of Covert Supervisor. Art had been an active member of the Interlaken Reformed Church. He had a long career in the maintenance department of the South Seneca Central Schools, at the Elementary School in Interlaken, retiring in 1986.  In 1976, he opened Poulsen’s Greenhouse, and operated a quality nursery and woodworking shop until 2005, when he and his wife, Fran, moved to Indian Hills in Waterloo.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 36 years, Frances M. Poulsen of Waterloo; his children, David Poulsen of Lodi, Cheryl (Gary) McFall of Interlaken, Patty (David) Hoover of Roanoke, VA, Donald (Robyn) Poulsen of Saranac Lake, NY numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, his stepchildren, Tom (Cheryl) Poormon, William (Holly) Poormon, Julie (Steve) Branom, and Vicki Willson.  Art was preceded in death by his wife and the mother of his children, Elsie Catherman Poulsen in 1978, and by his siblings, Victor Poulsen and Elsie Bailey.