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Doraine Pauly

August 11, 1929 — June 13, 2021

Sauk Centre, Minnesota

Doraine Pauly

Doraine E. Pauly, age 91 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 18 at  St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Steve Binsfeld officiating. Interment will be held in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday morning at the church.

Doraine Eleanor was born on August 11, 1929, to Leo and Eleanor (Koll) Lardy, on a farm near Elrosa, Minnesota.  She was the third child born to Leo and Eleanor.  Two siblings, Herbert and Colletta, died shortly after birth the previous two years.  Doraine was baptized at Padua.

Doraine attended Sauk Centre Public School for kindergarten, then attended several country schools for her elementary years before returning to Sauk Centre from which she graduated with the Class of 1947.  While in high school, Doraine was employed by the Main Street Theatre.  Following graduation and prior to her marriage, she worked at Home Gas Company.  She had many fond memories of both employers as well as co-workers.

On August 8, 1950, Doraine married Gordon Pauly at St. Paul’s Catholic Church.  They raised their four children on North Oak Street in Sauk Centre.  Doraine assisted Gordon with the bookwork for his construction company, which allowed her to work out of the home and be a full-time mother and homemaker as well.  She was actively involved in the community and the church as a Christian Mother, Cub Scout and Campfire Girl’s leader, and other volunteer activities involving school or church activities. Gordon and Doraine were avid Bridge and Whist card players as well as dancers in the Centre Squares and the Alley Cats.  She also loved to golf on Ladies Day.  Most people do not know of her talents in the area of tap dancing and poetry writing.  After Gordon’s sudden death in 1980, Doraine decided to attend Alexandria Vo-Tech to update her secretarial skills.  She then pursued adventures as an interim secretary to the superintendent of schools, St. Paul’s Church secretary, and Sauk Centre Chamber office.  But her most rewarding career was as a Foster-Grandparent at Holy Family School for approximately ten years.  In addition to these activities, Doraine was able to take several trips including to Florida, Colorado, Hawaii, New England, and Europe.  As her health declined, Doraine made several changes in her living arrangements to meet her changing needs.  She took it all in stride.  In 2015, Doraine moved to Good Sheperd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids to be closer to two of her daughters.

Doraine is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Karen and David Olson of Devils Lake, North Dakota, Janet and Gary Ganje of St. Cloud, and Julie and Greg Hoemberg (St. Cloud; daughter-in-law, Kathy (O’Gara) Pauly of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; granddaughters, Megan (Eddie) Rogosheske and Karly Hoemberg; and great-granddaughter, Gemma Rogosheske.  Also surviving are in-laws, Eileen Pauly, Robert Pauly, and Jean Warzecha.

Doraine is preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Eleanor Lardy; husband, Gordon; son, Gary; infant siblings, Herbert and Coletta Lardy; mother and father-in-law, Rose (Sunderman) and Carl Pauly, Sr.; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Wally and Rosa Stouffer, Carl and Helen Pauly, Earl and Verena Pauly, Jim Pauly, Florence Pauly, and Othmar Warzecha.

Serving as casket bearers will be David Pauly, Steven Pauly, John Achter, Paul Achter, Wayne Fiero, and Darrell Hoemberg.  Cross bearers will be Patty Winter and Bonnie Klein and scripture bearer will be Karly Hoemberg.  The reader will be Sue Maus and the eulogy will be by Greg Hoemberg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Holy Family School.

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