Pauline "Polly" Henry
1919 - 2013
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Pauline "Polly" Henry

Story City

Pauline Henry, 93, of Story City, passed away February 2, 2013, at Bethany Manor surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Story City, IA. Burial will follow in the Story City Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 6, at Soderstrum Funeral Home in Story City.

Pauline "Polly" was born on October 3, 1919, on a farm near Goldfield, Iowa, the daughter of Roy and Myrtle Hilderbrand. On August 28, 1941, Pauline married Bill Henry. Graduating from the American Institute of Business (AIB) in Des Moines, IA, she worked as a stenographer and secretary until 1984. They were able to travel to many countries after their retirement. She loved babysitting her grandchildren and holding her great-grandchildren.

They lived in Newton, Clarion, and the Timberland in Story City, to be closer to her daughter and family.

Survivors include her daughter, Vicki and John Kruger, her son-in-law; three grandchildren, Kristine (Devin) Fuhrman of Ankeny, Michael (Heather) Kruger of Huxley, Kimberly (Eric) Mueggenberg of Des Moines; five great-grandchildren, McKenna and Kaylin Fuhrman, Braden and Breanna Kruger and Lilly Mueggenberg; and two sisters, Rose Mary Byrd of New Hampton, IA and Rodean Frakes of Goldfield, IA.

She was preceded in death by Bill in 2011; her parents; her sister, Marjorie Whyte; and brothers-in-law, John Whyte and Charles Byrd.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church Choir.

Soderstrum Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.


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Published in the Des Moines Register on Feb. 5, 2013.
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February 5, 2013
Sorry for your lost. Larry always enjoyed both your parents. Our prayers for your family.
Larry & Joyce Egemo
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