Pauline Burema, 89Published 6:08pm Thursday, October 18, 2012
Pauline Burema, 89
Born: June 18, 1923
Died: Oct. 10, 2012
Pauline Burema, 89, of Cassopolis, passed away Oct. 10, 2012, at the home of her daughter in Bristol, Ind., following a brief illness.
She was born June 18, 1923, in Cassopolis to Raymond and Helen Hazel (Hixon) Brouse.
On June 9, 1956, in Colorado Springs, Colo., she married Dowe J. Burema. He preceded her in death Aug. 18, 2010, in Elkhart, Ind.
Surviving are three sons, Thomas (Diana) Florea of Cassopolis, Robert (Diana) Florea of Madisonville, Ky., Donald (Mary Ellen) Florea of Elkhart; two daughters, Marsha (Martin) Frank of Bristol and Carol (Bernard) Snyder of Albuquerque, N.M. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, William Brouse; and one sister, Marjorie Ickes.
Pauline was a member of the Ontwa Baptist Church in Edwardsburg, a volunteer for the Cass County Council on Aging, a volunteer for the Cass County Fairgrounds and was a Redcoat at Elkhart General Hospital for 25 years.
She loved her dog, Lucky, and would help anyone who needed help. She enjoyed being outdoors, baking and was a loyal fan of Dr. Oz.
Visitation for family and friends will be for 1 hour prior to the 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Celebration of Life Service at the Ontwa Baptist Church, 69946 Elkhart Rd., Edwardsburg. Pastor Mike will preside and a dinner will follow the service at the church. Cremation will take place at Elkhart Cremation Services and burial will be at a later date in Adamsville Cemetery.
Elkhart Cremation Services is entrusted with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the church or Elkhart General Hospital auxiliary.
To send an online condolence, please visit www.elkhartcremation.com.