Pauline A. Knoebel

March 9, 1926 - Dec. 23, 2007

Pauline A. Knoebel of Waukesha died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007, at AngelsGrace Hospice at age 81. She was born March 9, 1926, in Waukesha, the daughter of the late William and Mary Veronica (nee Carpenter) Knoebel.

She was a proud graduate of the Class of 1944 at Waukesha High School. Pauline went on to work at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee for 32 years until her retirement in 1981. She was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church since 1965, where she was active in the Hospitality Committee, volunteered in the church finance office, was very involved in the parish raffle at the St. Mary’s Festival, on the stewardship committee and a parish council member. Pauline was extremely active in the Waukesha Service Club, recently vice president of the Senior League, and volunteered at the Waukesha Memorial Hospital Gift Shop and the thrift shop in downtown Waukesha.

She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews, Mary Alice (Ronald) Six, Kathleen (William) Wulf, Elizabeth (John) Henigan, Patricia (Robert) Fettes, Nicholas (Susan) Inzeo, John (Susan) Inzeo, Brigid Bowen, Sarah Bowen, Patricia (Brian) Koebler, Mary Ellen Bowen, William (Chris) Bowen, Jane (Frank) Schuller, Peggy (Todd) Lee, Patrick (Lori) Knoebel, Nancy Knoebel, Rick (Linda) Ritter, Paul (Ruth) Ritter, Doug (Mary) Ritter, Judy (Dick) Haney and Dan Ritter. She is further survived by her sister-in-law, Betty Knoebel, along with many great- and great-great-nieces and nephews. She will also be dearly missed by her friends, Mary Jean, Sue and Dana, her McCall Street neighbors, especially Jeff, Nancy and Stefanie Weinkauf and her special bridge buddies.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, William; sisters, Mildred (Nicholas) Inzeo, Geraldine Knoebel, Alice (Richard) Ritter and Jean (Ronald) Bowen; and her nephews, William Inzeo and William Knoebel.

Visitation will be from noon until the 2 p.m. funeral Mass on Saturday, Dec. 29, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha. Private graveside services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to St. Mary’s Catholic Church (address above) or AngelsGrace Hospice, W359-N7430 Brown St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff at the Regional Cancer Center of Waukesha Memorial Hospital and the caring staff of AngelsGrace Hospice. For further information, please contact Randle-Dable Funeral, Crematio, and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.