Trivoli- Pauline Windish, loving wife and mother went home to be with the Lord peaceful in her sleep November 19, 2015 in Springfield, IL. Pauline was born in Canton, IL on May 19, 1917 to Oscar and Lucy Olson.
She was married to Raymond Windish for 64 & ½ years. She is survived by daughters Alice May Windish of Gallup, NM and Raedean Windish of Springfield, IL.
She loved working in the garden and with her flowers. She gave away produce to many, many people. She loved to cook and everything she fixed was enjoyed by all. She was a hard worker. She managed apartments for 28 years. She enjoyed working and never complained about anything.
She was very honest and faithful. She was a member of Brunswick Community Church for 62 years and taught Good News Club, Sunday School classes, Vacation Bible School, did Christmas programs, etc. She was the church Missionary for many years. She loved music and led the singing for Sunday School at Brunswick for many years. She served God because she loved Him and wanted to bring glory to Him, not because she had to do it.
She prayed for and gave to missionaries. She and dad always had an open home for missionaries, pastors, guest speakers, and many other guests.
She taught Good News Club in Trivoli for 20 years – first at the Trivoli school and then at her home. In the past few years she pretended she was teaching a Good News Club or Sunday School class. She loved reading her Bible. She helped out at Faith Bible Camp for several years back when it was still in tents. She also helped at Camp Good News and took brownies to Rural Bible Crusade Camp.
She had many stories to tell about past experiences. She was very frugal and never wasted anything. She was a woman of her word.
Going to Brazil and Israel to visit missionary friends were two highlights in her life. As a family, we also had several really enjoyable trips together. She always enjoyed stopping to visit any missionary friends along the way, and helping them in whatever way she could. We went on many small trips together. The last big one was to New Zealand and Australia.
Mamma was a wonderful example of one who followed Christ, studied the Bible, and prayed. We thank God for such a wonderful mother.
Services will be at 11 AM on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Brunswick Community Church in Trivoli, IL, with a visitation an hour prior. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Pastor Terry England will be officiating. Burial will follow the service at Elmwood Township Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Brunswick Community Church. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com