Pauline M. Wendling, 97, of La Crosse passed away peacefully Monday July 27, 2020. She was born on June 6, 1923. She graduated from Aquinas High School. She loved spending time with her family and friends as well as taking trips for adventure. She enjoyed fishing, working in her garden (pulling the never ending weeds), woodworking, needlepoint, crocheting, making quilts, crossword puzzles, gambling and casino hopping. She loved being on the move. Pauline delivered Avon products for over 50 years and also had rental properties.
She is survived by her children: Roger (Patty) Wendling, Bruce, Steve, Sandy Wendling, and Dawn (Jim) Fema; grandchildren Greg (Marna), Jade (Ethan) Proksch, Lacey Fema, Dylan Fema; great-grandchildren Brantley and William Proksch. Pauline was preceded in death by her husband Paul, son Paul, her parents, and her sister Beverly Jones.
A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday Aug. 1, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral (west entrance), Msgr. Richard Gilles will officiate with burial to follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the Blaschke and Schneider Funeral Home 1501 West Ave. S. on Friday from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:45a.m until the time of services. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the La Crosse Humane Society or a charity of choice.