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Pauline Ann George

July 24, 2019 | 10 comments

Cancer stole an exceptionally amazing and loving women from us on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Pauline Ann George, born April 30, 1952 to Thaddeus and Teresa Kotlarz in Arcadia, WI, she took a risk on her handsome, trouble-making, high school sweetheart, Robert J. George, ON April 14, 1972. Together they showed us what life was made of with all its ups and downs, successfully raising three children Sara (Robb) Zittlow, Steven George, and Christopher (Sara) George. She shared countless wonderful memories with their grandchildren: Andrew, Megan, and Ryan Zittlow; Noah, Jase, and Piper George; Mason and Henry George as well as numerous family and friends. Pauline was a woman like no other, unfiltered in such a beautiful way. Everyone who ever met her, even briefly, loved and adored her. Pauline’s innate ability to touch lives will impact generations to come. The love she had for others could be felt up to her last breath and will be in our hearts forever. She loved to travel and would say her favorite vacation destinations have included: Montenegro, Galapagos Islands, Croatia, Ecuador and of course her lake week with her family at Lake Holcombe. Pauline planned her service in great detail which will be held in her honor at the Gathering Place, 133 Mason St., Onalaska on Friday, July 26, 2019 with service beginning at 6 PM with beve’s and appe’s to follow. She wishes to thank all of those who were supportive of her until the end. Instead of flowers, she would like you to live each moment to the fullest as she did and make a donation to a charity of your choosing.

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  1. John & Diane Lambert

    Our deepest sympathy to the family of Pauline. Our hearts are heavy today, but we have a lot of great memories. My our dear Lord welcome her into his arms. Love you forever

    • Tom and Cherie Teff

      Pauline was a precious beautiful soul we will never forget her,rest in Gods peace sweet friend.

  2. Ann Sobzcak Shaffer

    Condolences to Bob and the family with the loss of your wife ,mother and grandmother. Cherish all the wonderful memories you made thru the years. Know that she is at peace and no longer suffering. Heaven gained another angel and she will be watching over each and everyone of you.

  3. Malory eichman

    Bob, Sara, Steve, Chris, and to the extended George and Kotlarz family, with a heavy heart I extended my deepest sympathy to you. I have been reminiscing all the fun times I had swimming in the George’s pool as a child and riding behind their speed boat. I was able to share those sweet memories with Jenna and Pauline just 11 days ago, along with my passion for mission work in Haiti with Gloria. In honor of Pauline, I will be sponsoring a child in Haiti to go to school. I am praying for your family during this time. My deepest sympathy, Malory Eichman.

  4. Marge Hickey

    So sorry about your loss. Everyone who knew Pauline here at St. Pat’s loved her dearly. She was full of life and love 🙂

    • Dan and Shari Pronschinske

      Thinking back to our younger years in Arcadia with Pauline; Ma and Pa bowling, our Women’s bowling league, our softball Women’s team; our dating years, all the great memories we have. She was a wonderful person and friend, who we will miss forever. With deepest sympathy to Bob and Family.

  5. dori:)

    Sweet friend, I give God all thanks and praise that I was able to talk, laugh, hug, eat some pizza, and tell you I loved you just a couple days before you crossed over. Bob and all family….I love you too, you will always be a part of my heart.

  6. Mitchel Arnold

    My sympathy to Bob and family. Pauline was my friend from way back. I will miss not seeing her when I am return to Wisconsin. Mitch Arnold

  7. Judy Kampa

    Our sympathy to all! Treasure your memories! Sending hugs & prayers as you say good bye to your loved one.

  8. Susan Swackhamer

    My deepest sympathy to your family. She sounds like she was a wonderful lady. Cancer is such a terrible disease. Thinking of you at this time.

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