Warner, Pauline Henning
May 2, 1942 – August 5, 2015
Age 73 of Minnetrista. Born May 2, 1942, passed away August 5, 2015. Born in St. Cloud, she lived her life in Clearwater, MN, St. Cloud, MN, Golden Valley, MN and Minnetrista, MN. She and her husband of 50 years, Guy, had 3 children, all are married. Daughter Carrie is married to Barry, their daughter is Callie. Daughter Catherine is married to Michael, their son is Alex and their daughter is Campbell. Son Craig is married to Cynthia and their daughters are Meredythe and Meghan. Paulie, while a fairly private person was an aggressive supporter of “hers” be it/they human or animal or things. Though she had been a 100 word a minute typist, and worked in the President’s office of St. Cloud State College, she refused to use the internet or Social Media. A message was something you did in person, on the telephone or by typing or in handwriting on paper to be mailed. She loved “critters” and over the years had many cats, dogs, horses- and the raccoons and hummingbirds and whatever else came around were hers, not to be mistreated or taken advantage of. When she was unable you got pressed into service with explicit instructions that you were expected to know and follow the next time around, you must feed them or water them or shovel after them or… She was tough, she had to be, especially the last 20 years of her life. Diabetes is a sneaky disease, you can get away with quite a bit during its early years, and yes there will be crises and they get stronger and more difficult but they pass until that time comes when you just can’t recover. We are especially thankful for the staffs at Fairview Southdale Hospital and Waconia Ridgeview Hospital and Elim Home in Watertown and Presbyterian Homes in Spring Park who worked so hard to try to improve her life. There will be a Celebration and Remembrance of her Life at Burl Oaks Golf Club on September 25th from 4 to 8 PM. We are going to be a little sad then, but not stricken, she didn’t like stricken, we want to remember and share with one another little tidbits of her life that you participated in. Pastor David McBride of Bethel Methodist Church in Mound will have a more formal service lasting around 30 minutes at around 5:30. There will be Hors-de-oeuvres and beverages, maybe a few places to sit and certainly space to gather and talk, reunite, remember. Got a picture or two?? Bring them along please. Let Guy or one of the Kids know you are coming, We don’t want to run out of anything or have too much, P wouldn’t approve either way. In Lieu of Flowers, a donation in her name to the University of Minnesota Raptor Center would be a wonderful thing.