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Pauline Fassler, 98, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away peacefully with family at home on April
28th, 2021. A lifelong Manteca area resident, Pauline and her brothers grew up on their parents' ranch where she helped out as needed both in the house and in the fields. A graduate of business college, during WWII she worked for the War Department at the Port of Stockton and at Sharpe Army Depot.
In 1948 she met the love of her life, Joseph Fassler, at a dance at the Swiss Hall in Ripon. They married in 1949. In the following years they had four children, and raised them on the ranch they bought across the road from her girlhood home. In addition to keeping house, she did the ranch bookkeeping, and filled in as needed. She always had wonderful food, kind words, and good advice for her children. She focused on her family.
After her children grew up and left home, she took up tole painting. She and Joseph enjoyed travel in the western USA, and twice went to Switzerland.
Pauline is survived by Joseph Fassler her husband of 71 years. She leaves three sons, a daughter, ten grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Remembrances may be made to the San Joaquin Valley Swiss Club (PO BOX 373, Ripon, CA 95366), or
Society of the Most Sorrowful Mother (PO BOX 311, Keenesberg, CO 80643).
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