Pauline Martha “Tootie” Stumpf, age 83, of Howard Lake, and formerly of Waverly, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
She was born March 19, 1925, in Marysville Township, Wright County, the daughter of Ralph and Ida Hoffman Marquette.
Pauline attended her early grades at Buffalo Public School, and later at District 27 LaPlant School and District 39 Rassat School.
Pauline and Harvey F. Stumpf were joined in holy marriage Sept. 6, 1944, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo. God blessed their marriage with three children.
Pauline and Harvey lived on the Stumpf family homestead more than 53 years, engaging in dairy farming for most of those years. Following Harvey’s death in 1998, she moved to Chokio to live with her daughter, Bev, and the dog, Sandy.
Pauline enjoyed crafts, sewing, and cooking.
She was a member of The Church of St. Mary in Waverly.
Pauline is survived by her children, Raymond (Becky) Stumpf of Monticello, Beverly Seifermann of Chokio, and Roger (Dawn) Stumpf of Waverly; eight grandchildren, Tina, Cathy, Shelly, Nathanial, Ryan, Harvey, Billy and Jessica; and nine great-grandchildren, Joshua, Ricky, Abbey, Justin, Dylan, Drew, Luke, Jordan and Nicholas.
She is further survived by brothers and sister, Floyd “Bud” Marquette of Maple Lake, Clyde Marquette of South Haven, Ben (Mert) Marquette of Maple Lake, Douglas (Elaine) Marquette of Buffalo, Myles (Irene) Marquette of Monticello, Ervin (Carol) Marquette of Clear Lake, Dennis (Jan) Marquette of South Haven, Clark “Butch” Marquette of Donnelly, and Ida “Maggie” Alama of Cyrus; a brother-in-law, Harold Stumpf of Waverly; sisters-in-law Leah Stumpf of Buffalo, Bernice Marquette of Cokato, Delia Marquette, and Celia Marquette, both of Maple Lake; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, Harvey, Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Ida Marquette; and, brothers Gene and John Marquette
A Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. at The Church of St. Mary in Waverly with Father Timothy Cloutier as the celebrant. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Waverly.
Visitation was Friday, Feb. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly.
Casket bearers were Nathanial Stumpf, Josh LePage, Ricky Quist, Lucas Gerber, Billy Stumpf, and Harvey Stumpf.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.