Pauline (nee Skrbac) Hass

Pauline (nee Skrbac) Hass returned to the loving arms of Jesus on April 17, 2007.

She will join her husband, Norm, who preceded her in death Nov. 11, 2005, and daughter Marilynne, who preceded her in death Aug. 25, 2006.

She was a devoted mother to her four daughters, Marilynne Hass, Yvonne Wuerl, Suzanne Quimby and Corinne Bowersox; loving grandma (G&G) who thought the world of Aaron, Angela, Keri, Bradley, Cody, Ryan and Nickolas; and great-grandchildren Samantha and Nathan.

She also is survived by her sister, Dolores Weir of Milwaukee; a piqued brother, Robert of Arizona; a sister, Betty Ann of Milwaukee; and other relatives and friends. She will for the first time, hold her infant son Joseph and infant grandson Russell Wuerl. She will join her parents Paul and Frances (nee Hren) Skrbac and her many relatives and friends.

Pauline knew what was waiting for her in Heaven as she had a "near-death" experience in April 1959, where she floated up the "tunnel" to see a beautiful shining form in a white robe surrounded by a dazzling white light, beckoning with His hands. Even though there was no face, He seemed to be smiling, and all around, in a semi-circle, were bright forms, which seemed to be swaying and humming. It was so beautiful. As she cried out several times, "who will take care of my babies?" a voice said, "she is not ready" and was sent back. Pauline told this to many people, some of whom just humored her.

Pauline was very active in her younger years - on the first United Fund committee in Oconomowoc, a charter member of the Auxiliary to the Oconomowoc National Guard, Brownie and Girl Scout leader, past president and active member (50-plus years) of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary No. 2260 and owned Paulineís Dress Shop. She was active with St. Jerome Parish and with the Knights of Columbus along with her husband, Norm. She also enjoyed her family cottage in Rhinelander, especially the fishing.

Services will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian burial Friday, April 20, at St. Jerome Church, Oconomowoc. Burial will be at St. Jerome Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Wisconsin Lionís Camp, 3834 County Road A, Rosholt, WI 54473-9335, or the St. Jerome Church Building Fund.

As was her wish, this obituary was written and is being submitted in our momís words.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.