Aug 6th 2012
Passed away Monday, August 6, 2012 in Plainwell. Mrs. Deike was born August 10, 1914 in Watson Township to Randall and B. Sophia (Nyberg) Brooks and was a lifelong resident of the area. She was a graduate of Martin High School and for several years was employed as a bookkeeper with Otsego Sanitary Milk Co. Pauline was an active member of the Otsego United Methodist Church. She had also belonged to the Widows Club, Otsego Women's Club and the Crystal Club. For many years she served on the Otsego Election Board and had volunteered for Meals on Wheels. On June 28, 1941 in Allegan she married William F. Deike, who died in 1976. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Geraldine Stalter. Surviving are her daughter, Carolyn (Christopher) Russell of Millersville, MD; a granddaughter, Valerie (Kenneth) Herrst of Jasper, AL; three great-grandchildren, Matthew Russell, Victoria Russell and Ashley Madison; a sister-in-law, Ruth Fast of Fennville; four nieces; three nephews; nine great nieces and nephews; many great great nieces and nephews. Friends may meet with her family from 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday at the Otsego United Methodist Church, Rev. Dan Minor officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. Contributions in memory of Pauline may be made to the Otsego United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.