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Pauline Riemer

1950 - 2001


Pauline M. Riemer; age 51, of Watertown, passed away June 9, 2001 at the Don & Marilyn Anderson Hospice Care Center, in Madison, after a heroic fight against ovarian cancer.


Pauline was born on January 9, 1950, the daughter of Bernard and Mary Runde. She attended Platteville High School, UW-Platteville, and earned a degree in Commercial Art at Madison Area Technical College.


Pauline was united in marriage to Brent Riemer on May 19, 1984, in Madison.


Pauline was a very gifted and talented artist. She was employed at Madison Newspapers as the promotional creative director for 11 years, and then took a similar position with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper. In addition, Pauline worked at Marshall Fields as a visual display merchandiser. Pauline loved to do interior decorating for family and friends, being outdoors and taking long walks with her faithful four-legged companions, Teddy and Jasmine.


In honor of Pauline's brave struggle with her cancer, her husband Brent founded Hope for Kids, which is an active organization in southern Wisconsin helping children and their families fighting life-threatening illnesses. Pauline was a member of Unity Church of Milwaukee and the Madison Ad Foundation.


Survivors included her husband Brent of Watertown, her mother Mary Runde of Wausau, her stepson Brandon, her sisters Pamela (Randy) Adams, of Benton, WI, and Barbara J. Runde, of Dubuque, IA, two nieces; Brandi and Molli Adams, other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her father Bernard Runde.


Funeral services were St. Bernard's Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Marr officiating.  Family burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.


Memorials were suggested to the Pauline Riemer Memorial Rose Garden at the Don & Marilyn Anderson Hospice Care Center in Madison.


Throughout her three year battle with cancer, Pauline never lost hope or gave in to despair. She faced her illness head on with steadfast determination, accepting it as a life challenge. All those who came in contact with her, from relatives and friends, from nurses to doctors, marveled at her positive attitude and spirit. Pauline was a living example of strength, courage, perseverance, hope and faith. She taught everyone how to face diversity. She was truly an inspiration to all.




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