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“My deepest sympathy to Carrie, Aimee, Molly, and their families for the loss of their dear loving mother and grandmother. Pauline was courageous,...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Susan Thomas-Berzill - CA

“Dear Family and Friends, It was our privilege to provide care for Pauline. We share in your grief and send our love. Your Friends at Little Hospice ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Little Hospice

“Dear Carrie, Aimee, and Molly, I am sad to read about your mom's passing. She was always so upbeat and positive when she would come to Lincoln...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Al Schroeder, former principal at Lincoln School

“So sorry to hear about Pauline's passing. Her family is in my thoughts. Along with Lois Miller the 3 of us always together in Winchester. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Darlen Vandenberg Frerks - WI

“June and the Thompson family: I am so sorry to read of Pauline's passing. Growing up next to Pauline in Winchester, I remember her fondly. She was...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Becky Armstrong Ryf - Oshkosh, WI

“I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is heavy, for she was a wondeful woman. I remember her with always having a smile, a soft voice and always a...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Pamela Lowery- Previously Thompson

“My prayers go out to the Family of Pauline. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Guy Oelke

“Farewell to a sweet, brave and beautiful lady ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Pilar Shepard

“Molly and Family. My heartfelt sympathy. Grieve how you need to, take time for all things including the wonderful memories. You took such good care...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Cathy Neumann - bloomington, MN


Pauline Helen Thompson passed away peacefully with family by her side on May 9, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Pauline was born on June 12, 1950, was baptized September 3, 1950, and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Winneconne on May 23, 1965. Pauline attended Winneconne High School where she graduated in 1968. She attended Fox Valley Technical College and graduated with an Associate's Degree in Accounting. She concurrently studied data processing.  Pauline retired in 2015 from the City of Appleton after a career spanning 34 years with Valley Transit.   She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her "grandma" days with her six grandchildren. She also enjoyed several hobbies including woodworking, gardening, attending auctions and collecting antiques, crafts, and of course cooking in bulk.   Pauline is survived by her daughters: Carrie (Richard) Passavant, Aimee (JD) Oelke, and Molly Thomas; her six grandchildren: Alaina Passavant, Eva Thomas, Kaytlyn Oelke, Madison Oelke, Jonah Oelke and Ezree Vossler. She is further survived by her mother: June Thompson; a sister: Barb (Joe) Shraven; her brothers; Mike Thompson, Dennis Thompson, Jeff (Debbie) Thompson, Terry Thompson, David (Kim) Thompson, and John (Jackie) Thompson, along with many nieces and nephews. Pauline was preceded in death by her father: Richard Thompson, a Grandson: Jonathan Passavant, and nephews Marshall Thompson and Jason Thompson.   A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 20th at the Wichmann Funeral Home Laemmrich Chapel, 312 Milwaukee Street in Menasha, with Rev. Sam Degner of Bethel Ev. Lutheran Church officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday morning, May 20, from 9:00 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton. For more information or to share a memory of Pauline, please visit www.wichmannfargo.com.   Pauline requests that attendees dress brightly, just as her gardens spread joy throughout her life, she wishes this final celebration to be just as colorful.   We wish to express our gratitude to our mothers' medical team, all those whose well wishes and prayers were felt from near and far, our extended family of friends and co-workers for their support, and to The NC Little Hospice House for caring for our mother as well as she has cared for all of us.

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