March 19, 1925 – Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The Church of St. Mary in Waverly
Saturday, February 21st
Pauline Martha “Tootie” Stumpf, age 83, of Howard Lake and formerly of Waverly passed away on Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
She was born on March 19, 1925 in Marysville Township, Wright County the daughter of Ralph & Ida Hoffman Marquette.
Pauline attended her early grades at Buffalo Public School and later at District #27 LaPlant School and District #39 Rassat School.
On September 6, 1944, Pauline M. Marquette & Harvey F. Stumpf were joined in holy marriage at St. Francis Catholic Church. God blessed their marriage with three children.
Pauline lived for fifty three and a half years on The Stumpf family homestead engaging in dairy farming for most of those years. Following Harvey’s death in 1998, Pauline moved to Chokio to live with her daughter Bev and the dog Sandy. Pauline also enjoyed crafts, sewing and cooking.
She belonged to The Church of St. Mary in Waverly.
Survived by children: Raymond (Becky) Stumpf of Monticello, Beverly Seifermann of Chokio and Roger (Dawn) Stumpf of Waverly; eight grandchildren: Tina, Cathy, Shelly, Nathanial, Ryan, Harvey, Billy and Jessica; nine great grandchildren: Joshua, Ricky, Abbey, Justin, Dylan, Drew, Luke, Jordan and Nicholas; brothers & a sister: Floyd “Bud” Marquette of Maple Lake, Clyde Marquette of South Haven, Ben (Mert) Marquette of Maple Lake, Douglas (Elaine) Marquette of Buffalo, Myles (Irene) Marquette of Monticello, Ervin (Carol) Marquette of Clear Lake, Dennis (Jan) Marquette of South Haven, Clark “Butch” Marquette of Donnelly, Ida “Maggie” Alama of Cyrus; a brother-in-law: Harold Stumpf of Waverly; sisters-in-law: Leah Stumpf of Buffalo, Bernice Marquette of Cokato, Delia Marquette and Celia Marquette both of Maple Lake, a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, Pauline was preceded in death by her parents: Ralph & Ida Marquette, brothers: Gene & John Marquette
A Mass of Christian Burial for Pauline “Tootie” Stumpf was held on Saturday, February 21st at 10:00 A.M. at The Church of St. Mary in Waverly. Father Timothy Cloutier was the Celebrant. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Waverly.
A visitation was held on Friday, February 20th from 4-8 P.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly.
Casket Bearers were Nathanial Stumpf, Josh LePage, Ricky Quist, Lucas Gerber, Billy Stumpf and Harvey Stumpf.