SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) — Former Northwest Iowa District Court Judge Jeffrey Poulson has died.

According to Judge Poulson’s obituary, Judge Poulson passed away at his home on April 17 comforted by his family.

Poulson served as a District Court Judge in Northwest Iowa for District 3B until his 2022 retirement.

The Iowa Judicial Branch told KCAU 9 that Poulson was born in Storm Lake and raised on his family’s farm. He graduated from the University of Wyoming with honors in 1974 and received his law degree from Drake University in 1976.

Poulson then worked at a private practice in Sioux City starting in 1977 until 2010 when he was appointed to the district court position. He was also one of the founders and presiding judge for the only Veterans Treatment Court in Iowa, his bio on the Iowa Judicial Branch website stated. He also was a member of the Iowa and Woodbury County Bar Associations.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on April 25 at 3 p.m. at Country Celebrations Event Center.