Pauline Yff, 90Pauline Florence Yff, 90, died Monday, July 11, 2011 at Bethany Home in Alexandria.
Pauline Florence Yff, 90, died Monday, July 11, 2011 at Bethany Home in Alexandria.
Pauline was born June 11, 1921 in Glenwood, the daughter of Alfred and Myrtle (Larson) Triebenbach. She grew up on a farm and attended country school near Osakis. Pauline moved to California after the Depression years and worked in different factories during the war. She moved back to Minnesota and lived in Minneapolis working as a housekeeper.
Pauline was united in marriage to Martin Yff in 1948 in Minneapolis. To this union three sons were born, Ervin, Ronald and Gary. Pauline raised her family in South Minneapolis and kept a close watch on her three sons. She learned how to cook and bake early in life and became a wonderful cook. Her homemade bread and her chokecherry jelly were said to be the “Best in the World.”
She also tended to her vegetable garden and canned many fruits and vegetables. She liked to sew, knit, crochet and make quilts. She also enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Europe. Pauline volunteered her time at Douglas County Hospital and Meals on Wheels. She was the type of women who always helped others first before herself. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her three sons, Ervin (Yoko) Yff of Edina, Ron (Kathy) Yff of South Haven, Gary (Cindy) Yff of Cottage Grove; grandchildren, Paula (Pranab) Barman of San Francisco, CA, Martin (Alyssa) Yff of Raleigh, NC, Jeremy Yff of St. Paul, Jim Yff of St. Paul; one great-granddaughter, Elora Barman of San Francisco, CA; sisters, Irene Plemel of Long Prairie, Elsie Frank of Long Prairie, and Eulene Holmquist of Long Prairie.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Martin Yff; sister, Hulda Triebenbach; and brother, Elmer Triebenbach.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, July 16 at Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Parks officiating. Interment was at Kinkead Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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