Pauline Ann Breitenbach, 89, of Wanatah, IN passed away in her home on August 1, 2023 surrounded by family. She was born in Valparaiso, IN to George and Dulcie Flitter on September 4, 1933. She went on to marry Sylvester “Cy” Breitenbach on April 19, 1952. They made their life together in Wanatah, where she dedicated her life to family, church and community. While raising three children, she became the first clerk treasurer in town history. She also spent years working at the town’s local hardware store, even making sure the store was open during a snowstorm so that the community had access to supplies they might have needed. She eventually found her way to a position with the R.E.M.C. working there from 1972 to 2014.
Never one to be idle, Pauline spent her free time sewing, crocheting, baking and gardening, paying special attention to her flower beds. She was well known for her peonies. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Ladies of Sacred Heart.
Pauline was preceded in death by her husband Cy, her parents, four sisters and one brother. She is survived by one sister, Josephine Edinger of Loveland, Colorado, three children, Kathy (Don) Scurlock of Wanatah, Carol Trout of Plant City, Florida & Steve (Lucie) of Michigan City, Indiana, 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Friday, August 4th from 9 – 11:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with funeral mass beginning at 12:00 noon. Burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Wanatah. In lieu of flowers donations to Dunes Hospice LLC.


My sincere sympathy and prayers. One of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. May God welcome her home. -Patty VandeVelde 

Sorry to hear about Pauline. She always friendly and nice. Will be keeping all of you in our prayers. -Dennis & Debbie Galbreath 

There has never been a time that your mother hasn’t been so gracious and welcoming to our entire family. We’ve always enjoyed sitting and talking to her but mostly laughing with her. Always great food as well. She will greatly missed by the Memmer family that’s for sure. -Rick and Rhonda Memmer 

Pauline was very warm and inviting to all that were brought to her house. Our family was treated as part of her extended family for which Pauline will always be remembered with prayer and open hearts. All that met Pauline had only good things to say about her for good was given freely to all. -The Jaspers Family - Andrew, Cecilia, Adam, Ethan, Stephanie and Arthur 

Aunt Pauline is the sweetest most generous person I have ever known. I cherish the time she spent on this earth and now she is no longer in pain or suffering and will spend eternity with Uncle Cy. -Tina Flitter 

We are sorry for your loss. May many fond memories help comfort of your family at this difficult time. -Jerry and Kelli Smoker 

How lucky am I to have been able to call her my aunt and my godmother. Her presence brought sunshine to the room and joy to all who were nearby. Goodbye Aunt Pauline! It is time for you and Uncle Cy to once again be together. I love you; I will miss you, but I know that you are in a better place now. -Marla Hall 

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Such a neat person she was. -Chris and Mary Casbon

So glad I had the opportunity to know Pauline for a snip-it of my life. Pauline is a lady you do not forget, one who touches your heart forever. Her flower garden was filled with gorgeous flowers, truly one had to stop and look at them. Kathy and family, I wish you the thought of happy memories as you move forward in your lives. -Tina Russo Rios & Luis Rios.

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