Pauline M. Thierfelder

Pauline M. "Pauli" "Toots" Thierfelder (nee Stockfleth), 65, passed away on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011.

Pauli was born on June 30, 1946, in Milwaukee to Norbert and Ruth (nee Kozlowski) Stockfleth. She married Wayne Thierfelder on Aug. 2, 1975, at Trinity Lutheran-Freistadt. Pauli was incredibly selfless. She never put herself above others, and she always made sure that others were taken care of first. Pauli loved to cook and bake and was talented at both.

Pauli is survived by her husband Wayne; children Greg (Shawn) and Mike (Renee); daughter-in-law Lori; and grandchildren Jennifer, David, Jason, Katie (fiance Eric Burkard), Brett, Trent, Claire, Luke, and Trevor. She is further survived by her great-granddaughter Taylor; brothers Tom and Richard (Pat) Stockfleth; aunt Clarice (the late Raymond) Stockfleth; and many other nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends. She is preceded in death by her son Jeff; parents Norbert and Ruth; brother Charlie Stockfleth; uncle Ray Stockfleth; and niece Nikki Stockfleth.

A memorial service for Pauli will be at noon on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive in West Bend with Chaplain Cheryl Matusiak presiding. Visitation will be from 10 until 11:45 a.m. at the funeral home only on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011.

The family would like to extend a special "thank you" to the nurses and staff at the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic in Slinger, Hartford Memorial Hospital, AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc, and especially Dr. Abhay Jella for all their care and compassion for Pauli during this time.

"We would like to express our appreciation for our dad, Wayne, for going above and beyond to make sure mom was always comfortable during her battle."

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family, (262) 338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.