Pauline Helen (Denzin) Wallendal

Pauline Helen (Denzin) Wallendal, 79, from Fond du Lac, pasted away Sunday, May 28, 2023 on Hospice Care. Survivoring nieces and nephews are Joann and Paul Johnson, Patricia and Mark Mandelko, Michelle Pelot, Denise and Gene Albert, David and Robin Zills, Darlene and Dan Johnson. In addition, she is survived by great nieces and nephews and their children: Heather Johnson, Jacob Johnson, Joshua Johnson, Seth Glewen, Abby and Justin Whisler (Kooper, Tenley, Cora), Jean Lafler (Zach, Trinity), Nicole Wilson (Harley, Odessa), Danielle Zills, Jeremy Zills and Chris Thomas, Amanda Zills (Isaac), and Michael Johnson. She is also survived by her best friend, Marilyn Bacchus.

Preceding her in death is her husband, Elmer (Spike) Wallendal, her father and mother – Fred and Frieda Denzin, her sister and brother-in-law – Helen and Edwin Zills, her brother and sister-in-law – Herman and Gloria Denzin and her twin sister, Phyllis, who died shortly after birth.

Pauline graduated from Oakfield High School and after earning her associates degree, she became a Computer Technician, working for the AC Nielson Company for over 35 years. After retiring from AC Nielson’s, she became the church secretary at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waupun, WI.

Pauline loved to travel with many trips to Germany, New York and across the country. She always loved the theatre and fine arts. But most of all, she loved to spend time with her family during her travels and when she was home. Family was the joy that kept her smiling at all times.

These words of her great nephew, Seth, eloquently speaks for all of us about our beloved Aunt Pauline.

“If it weren’t for you, I would never have made it to NYC. Without you I wouldn’t have the successful career in the theater. Which means, without you, I wouldn’t be in the position I am to help my family like I do. You gave so generously to us our entire lives and most of all, loved spending time with us and sharing your love. The joy on our faces (as you generously gave to us) would light up your face and was the only thing you wanted in return.”

“You left us today. And while my head knows that you are finally without pain, my heart is shattered into pieces. I am so grateful we had the chance to tell you how much you mean to us, how much we love you, and to say a proper goodbye.”

“Every person who comes into our lives leaves a mark, but very few blow open our ideas of what is possible in our lives. You were that person for me. You were always the first person I would call when something good would happen. I wanted you to be proud of me and I know you were.”

“You will always be in our heads and hearts because you are a part of everything we are. We love you so, so much.”

Seth said it best for all of us. We will miss you, our dear and lovely Aunt Pauline. Rest in peace.

A special thanks goes to SSM Hospice, who was amazing with your care of Aunt Pauline.