Pauline Netzer, 103, Bismarck, N.D., formerly of Regent, N.D. died Oct. 25, 2013, at the Baptist Home, Bismarck.
Published November 6, 2013
Services were held Nov. 2, at Parkway Funeral Service, Bismarck, with Rev. Guy Davidson officiating.
Burial was Nov. 4, at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck.
Pauline was born Aug. 3, 1910 in Neudorf, Russia. She emigrated to America as an eight-month-old infant by trans-Atlantic steamer with her family and parents, Jacob and Katherine Kirschenmann, arriving at New York’s Ellis Island in July of 1911.
They were invited to America by relatives in North Dakota and they immediately went by train to Mott to begin their new life. Her father homesteaded on farmland south of Havelock, N.D. She attended country school in Wagendorf Township, Hettinger County.
In 1928, she was united in marriage to Daniel Netzer in the Lutheran Church in Havelock. In 1929, they built a home and homesteaded a farm six miles southwest of Regent. Their three children were delivered in the farm house by a pioneer physician/dentist/pharmacist- “Doc” Hill.
In 1963, a tragic fire destroyed their home and all of its contents. Though they continued to farm, they moved their principal residence first to Regent, then to Bismarck, where he retired from farming when his son took over this responsibility. Dan Netzer passed away Sept. 16, 1989.
Pauline then relocated to a condo at Capital View Estates followed by a move to Edgewood Vista in September of 2004. After a fall and hospital stay in December of 2006, she became a resident of the Baptist Home in Bismarck.
Pauline had a very strong faith in Jesus Christ and believed it was her key to a long life. She looked forward to Heaven and “walking the golden streets.” She enjoyed embroidery and working with flowers in her rock garden and was known as “the Flower Lady.”
She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in New England and after moving, joined and became active in Evangel Temple in Bismarck, serving in Women’s ministries and as a Deaconess for six years.
Remembering her life and love are her children, Ella (Bruce) Samuelson, Bremerton, Wash., Edwin (Ardyth) Netzer, Bismarck, N.D. and Martha (Guy) Davidson, Sun Lakes, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Cindy (Ted) Kosmos, Daniel (Marci) Samuelson, Tammy Samuelson, Vickie (Kenneth) Lewis, David (Delphine) Netzer, Carey Davidson, Shelly (Mark) Dunn; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; five brothers; and three sisters.
Memorial gifts in her honor may be designated for “Foreign Missions” and may be sent to Evangel Temple or to a mission ministry of the donor’s choice.
Parkway-Eastgate Funeral Home, Bismarck, N.D. was in charge of arrangements.