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James P. Paulissen, M.D.

August 14, 1928 — April 27, 2024

James P. Paulissen, M.D.


James P. Paulissen, M.D., age 95, of Winfield, passed away on April 27, 2024. He was born in Chicago, IL. As a child, he lived in Illinois, California, and Minnesota. 

Dr. Paulissen graduated from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine with a Doctorate. He served as a Medical Officer in the US Air Force for two years. 

After service, he attended a pediatric residency and joined a pediatric practice. After a decade in private practice, he went to Johns Hopkins to work in their pediatric clinic, where he earned his master’s degree in public health (MPH).

Dr. Paulissen’s career continued with the Illinois Department of Public Health, first as Chief of the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health and then as Chief of the Division of Family Health. He was also the Director of the DuPage County Health Department and, after retirement, served as their Interim Medical Director. 

He was a railroad enthusiast and enjoyed HO model railroading. Jim loved to travel and was a volunteer at Bridge Communities.

Jim is survived by his wife of 69 ½ years, Lorraine Paulissen; four children, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and relatives and friends. 

Visitation to honor Dr. Paulissen's life will be held on Friday, May 3, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Norris-Segert Funeral Home and Cremation Services, located at 132 Fremont St. (one block north of Washington St. & Main Street) in West Chicago. We invite family, friends, and community members to gather directly at St. John the Baptist Church, 0S233 Church Street in Winfield on Saturday, May 4, 2024, for a Mass at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude at church.

As a tribute to James P. Paulissen's life and his commitment to his community, the family kindly requests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Bridge Communities Support Us | Bridge Communities, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine Stritch School of Medicine | Stritch School of Medicine: Loyola University Chicago (, or St. John the Baptist Church, 0S233 Church St., Winfield, IL 60190. For more information, contact 630-231-0060 or visit

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Friday, May 3, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Norris-Segert Funeral Home and Cremation Services

132 Fremont St, West Chicago, IL 60185

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Funeral Mass

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

0S233 Church St, Winfield, IL 60190

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