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Pauline M. Merritt, 78

Pauline Mary Merritt, age 78, of Winsted, passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted, surrounded by friends.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, followed by inurnment at Gethsemane Cemetery in New Hope.

There will be visitation Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted from 4 to 7 p.m., with parish prayers at 4 p.m., and a CCW and St. Anne’s Society rosary recited at 6:45 p.m. Visitation will continue Wednesday at the funeral home from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Holy Trinity Educational Trust Fund.

Serving the family is Chilson Funeral Home; www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

Pauline was born May 3, 1940, in Lake City, MN, to Dorothy (Fagan) and Richard Kloster. She was raised in Minneapolis, with her mother, Dorothy, and step-father, William Logan Sr.

Pauline was a faith-filled member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, and of the St. Anne’s Altar Society. She belonged to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Winsted, formerly of Clarence LaBelle Post since 1979. She was also a member of the Torrance Rose Float Association from 1989 until the present, and helped assemble floats for the Rose Bowl parade.

Pauline had a love for animals, along with friends and family. She would talk to anyone who would listen, and she loved playing Mexican Train, bingo, cribbage, Skip-Bo, and Yahtzee with her family and friends. Her sassy wit would appear when you least expected, and everyone would go crazy. She also loved to travel.

Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, William Sr. and Dorothy Logan, and Richard Kloster; brothers, Thomas and Kevin Logan; and sister, Patricia Kloster.

She is survived by her brothers, William Jr. and Steven (Debra) Logan; children Janis (Rick) Pelt of Florida, Greg (Jackie) Hollenbeck of South Dakota, Mike (Robbin) Hollenbeck of Missouri, and Holly (Paul) Warner of Minneapolis; grandchildren Curtiss, Nomi, Andi, Olivia, Jack, and Joshua; and many other adopted grandchildren and great-grandchildren, relatives, and friends.

She will be greatly missed.

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