TORRINGTON – Pauline “Polly” Bertram Walker, long-time resident of Torrington, entered Heaven Jan. 19, 2018. During her 100 years on earth, she loved the Lord and was a good and faithful servant.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the First Congregational Church with Matt Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery.
There will be a luncheon, at the church, starting at 11:30 a.m. for family and friends.
Memorials may be made to the First Congregational Church in Pauline’s name.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home and prior to services at the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send their condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com .
Pauline was born Dec. 30, 1917 in Scottsbluff, Neb., the daughter of Jacob and Pauline (Grentz) Bauer. She was the oldest of ten brothers and sisters whom she loved dearly. She grew up in farming communities in and around the Torrington area and received her education in Lyman, Neb., and Ronan, Mont. Pauline began her 25-year career at Torrington Hospital as a cook and achieved the title of dietician before retiring. She married Carl Bertram in 1934. The couple farmed northwest of Henry, Neb., until they moved to Torrington. Carl died in 1963. In 1969, Pauline married Paul Walker, a barber in Torrington. He preceded her in death
Pauline was a wonderful cook and baker. She enjoyed preparing authentic German foods. She loved attending family events, especially Dutch hops and dances where she would polka with her brothers. She was baptized, had a strong faith in Christ, and often talked about her life’s many blessings. For 22 years, Pauline resided in Bell Park Towers Senior Center in Torrington. She has been a resident of the Goshen Healthcare Community. On Dec. 29, 2017, a celebration of her 100th birthday was attended by friends and family.
Preceding Pauline in death were her parents; her husbands; an infant son Carl Jr.; sisters, Marie Lehman, Martha Varble, Mildred Marter, and Darlene Hickman; and brothers, Edward, Reuben and Robert Bauer.
Survivors include her sister Esther Kremer; her brother Jacob Bauer and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind friends and family who love her and will miss her thoughtful and caring manner, positive attitude and selfless spirit.