LifeStory

Pauline Veer

By Kay Hocker

Pauline Margaret Veer passed away peacefully Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Cottagewood Senior Community. Pauline was born February 1, 1932 in Lakota, Iowa to Roelf and Albertha Miller. She graduated from Lakota High school in 1949. Pauline married Carl Veer Jr., on October 24, 1950, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. After their marriage Carl and Pauline farmed near Adams, Minnesota for several years before settling in Rochester, Minnesota. Pauline was employed with Olmsted County as a Deputy Clerk of Court for twenty years before retiring in 1988. Pauline loved gardening - especially colorful flowers, cooking and baking, golf, bowling, traveling, reading, boating and spending time with family and was a faithful member of Christ United Methodist Church.

Pauline fine-tuned her cooking skills while working at thelocal diner in Lakota, Iowa when she was in High School. Family and friendscould always expect a great and abundant meal from Pauline’s kitchen  at any time, especially at holiday’s. Paulinewould open the family table to all that could join the celebration. 

Pauline’s passion for gardening was evident in the displaysof bright flowers throughout their property which brought her great pleasure. Shealso enjoyed preserving the harvest from her vegetable garden. 

Pauline found great satisfaction in her career as a Clerk ofCourt.  Her attention to detail, strongwork ethic, firm direction, and strict adherence to the rules ensured hersuccess! Pauline’s tenure at the courthouse coincided with her children’s teen-ageyears, and they were quite content to have Mom shift some of her focus toothers when it came to these qualities.

Pauline always looked forward to spending time on the waterwhether it was boating on Lake Zumbro or spending time at the lake with her grandchildrenin northern Minnesota.

Travel always beckoned for Pauline and she loved travellingto warmer climates - the Caribbean and Hawaii. Carl and Pauline usually visited Hawaii during the golf open sothey could watch some of their favorite players up close. If Carl and Paulinewere not watching golf they were out playing golf several times a week. Carlcould hit the ball so much farther than Pauline yet she would score as well andoften better.  She would say her successat golf was because she could always find the shortcut to the green. She calledit the fairway. J

Pauline was blessed and fortunate to enjoy a long andhealthy life (25 years of work without taking a sick day)

She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, andgrandmother. 

 


Pauline Margaret Veer
Memorial
  • interests

    cooking
    bowling
    flowers
    golf
    Gardening

  • born

    Feb 1, 1932
    Lakota, Iowa

  • family

    Carl Veer, Spouse / Partner
    Jon Veer, Child
    Paul Veer, Child
    Jerrilyn Damman, Daughter-in-law
    Kay Hocker, Daughter-in-Law

  • died

    Apr 10, 2016
    Rochester, Minnesota

Pauline Margaret Veer
Memorial
  • interests

    cooking
    bowling
    flowers
    golf
    Gardening

  • born

    Feb 1, 1932
    Lakota, Iowa

  • family

    Carl Veer, Spouse / Partner
    Jon Veer, Child
    Paul Veer, Child
    Jerrilyn Damman, Daughter-in-law
    Kay Hocker, Daughter-in-Law

  • died

    Apr 10, 2016
    Rochester, Minnesota