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NAME Pauline V. "Polly" Granquist, age 97, of St. Charles, passed from this life to eternal life in the early morning hours on Thursday July 1, 2010 at her home surrounded by the love and prayers of her family. BORN:She was born on March 3, 1913 the daughter of John E. and Augusta (Anderson) Peterson in St.Charles, IL. EARLY YEARS :Polly grew up in St. Charles and attended local schools. Following graduation in 1931 Polly went back home to help run the family farm where she cooked, baked, and cleaned alongside her mother. Later, in the early 1950’s, Polly worked at The Little Traveler where she worked in the coffee shop. MARRIAGE In 1956 Polly met Verner Granquist at church. Following a whirlwind courtship, and unbeknownst to many of her family, they became engaged and were united in marriage less than a year later in 1957. They began their new life together back on the Granquist family farm near La Fox, IL.RESIDENTIAL HISTORY: In 1982 they moved into town, settling on 10th St. in St. Charles. In ensuing years, both Polly and Verner began to enjoy the fruits of their hard labor. They loved travelling together across the United States and Canada. From Alaska, to Yellowstone and the Canadian Rockies, memories were made with every passing mile. MEMBERSHIPS Polly was a faithful and lifelong member of Grace Lutheran Church in Lily Lake where she played the organ and piano for a time. LIFE NOTES No one made you feel more at home than Polly. Her kitchen contained the smells that instantly brought a smile to your face and a rumble of hunger in your belly, especially when she made her famous "coffee bread". She was polished and proper, never leaving her house without first checking to make sure she was "presentable". Anything and everything had its place. Needle point kept her hands busy at home and outside, her love of flowers made her garden rival that first garden in Eden. Polly’s passing leaves a void in the lives of many, but her legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of all who knew her. SURVIVORS :She is survived by one son Richard (Gloria) Wagner-Granquist of DeKalb, IL;One Daughter-in-law Marge Granquist of Geneva, IL;Seven Grandchildren:Angela (Darius) Sarhadi and their children Katie and Kyle, of Mesa, AZRichard (Maria) Granquist and their children, Cesrick, Zander and Mikaela, of Bloomington, INAndrew (Yvonne) Granquist and their daughter Emma, of Madison, WI, Sara (Tom) Pope and their daughter Kierstyn, of Genoa, ILKevin Granquist of DeKalb, ILMichael (Jennifer) Granquist and their son Dustin, of St. Charles, ILMark (Kathryn) Granquist and their children, Christopher, Matthew and Julia, of Geneva, IL;Three sisters-in-law:Dorothy Tornberg of Batavia, IL, Vera Peterson of St. Charles, IL and Helen Peterson of St. Charles, IL.Many nieces, nephews, cousins and a family of friends. PRECEDED She now joins her parents, husband Verner, son David, five brothers, and one sister who preceded her in death. VISITATION / FUNERAL Pauline’s visitation will be on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, from 10-11a.m. with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 5N600 Hanson Rd., Lily Lake, IL. Rev. Ernst Rex, pastor of the church, will officiate and interment will follow at Whitney Cemetery. MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in her name to benefit Grace Lutheran Church and other favorite charities. Checks may be made to the "Pauline "Polly" Granquist Memorial" and mailed in care to P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family through www.conleycare.com. In addition, a full life story is also available on the same website.
Pauline’s visitation will be on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, from 10-11a.m. with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 5N600 Hanson Rd., Lily Lake, IL. Rev. Ernst Rex, pastor of the church, will officiate.
Interment will follow at Whitney Cemetery.