Pauline Elizabeth Wales Van Breemen, 93, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at her home.
Pauline was born March 10, 1921, in Van Hook, North Dakota, to Charles Augustus and Flora (Blinko) Wales. She was the youngest of eight children.
She met her husband, Bertram, in the print shop run by his father, where she operated the Linotype machine for the college press. She married Bertram Van Breeman on Sept. 1, 1940.
Pauline was a wonderful cook and loved to try new recipes. She happily ran her home and cooked wonderful holiday meals for her large family. She enjoyed bowling and was on several teams with her husband, Bertram.
Pauline was an excellent seamstress. She enjoyed making her own clothing as well as that of her children and grandchildren. She loved to watch the hummingbirds come to the feeders she placed near the windows of her home.
Survivors include her husband, Bertram Van Breemen; her children, Dorothy Van Breemen of Franklin, John Van Breemen (Diane) of Tempe, Arizona, Ellen Van Breemen of Reno, Nevada, and Linda Blazer (Joseph) of Franklin; 11 grandchildren, Dana McGrath (John), Ali Edward Zarrinnegar (Rebecca), Susann Zarrinnegar, Sara Cain (William), Nathan Blazer (LeeAnn) of Franklin, Aaron Blazer (Amber) of Cincinnati, Kyle Van Breemen of Reno, Nevada, John Van Breemen Jr. (Stacy), Gregory Van Breemen, Melissa Van Breemen of California and Paul Van Breemen (Vickie) of Battle Ground, Washington; 14 great-grandchildren, Michael McGrath (Ashley), Joshua McGrath (Kari), Nicole Jemmison (Tyler), Catherine McGrath, Daniel Slagle, Dylan, Lauren, Elizabeth and William Zarrinnegar, Ali Margaret Zarrinnegar, Alexander, Joseph and Annabeth Cain and Ian Blazer, all of Franklin, and Ian, Keira and Jordan Van Breemen of Battle Ground, Washington; and eight great-
great-grandchildren, Lilly, Evan and Sophie McGrath, Kristopher and Oran McGrath, Aislynn Jemmison, Aldaya McGrath and Addyson Long, all of Franklin.
Pauline was preceded in death by her son, Charles Anthony Van Breemen (Elyse Aronson); her parents; and her siblings.
A celebration of her life will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Franklin Active Adult Center, 160 E. Adams St. Anyone who wishes to join the celebration in remembering Pauline will be welcome to join us.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Jude Research Foundation.