Herington - Pauline Strand, 94
Pauline Catherine Strand departed this life, Tuesday, the twentieh day of August 2019. She was the daughter of Henry W. and Catherine R. (Schanlau) Tatro, born the 21st of July in 1925, at Kingman County, Kansas. She had a brother, Mark, two sisters, Pat and Elizabeth and her half-brothers and half-sisters, Gene, Ivo, Bill, Gerald, Catherine, and Mary. On December 27, 1945, she married Ralph Edward Strand, at St. John Catholic Church, Herington, Kansas, and together they raised their four children, Judy, Linda, Mary, and Mark. They were foster parents to Devin Thomas. (Ralph Strand served as Chief of Police-Herington, from 1970 thru 1976.) She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother and a good friend to many.
Pauline was a faithful member of the St. John Catholic Church and at one time an active member of the St. John Altar Society and a church circle. She worked many years as soda jerk at the Boelling Health Mart Pharmacy. She was also a seamstress at the Paragon and many years ago worked at Herington Hospital sterilizing and cleaning instruments. She attended school at Neosho County.
Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, on September 9, 1982; her brothers, Gene Click, Ivo Click, Mark Tatro, William Tatro, Gerald Tatro; her sisters, Catherine Van Dracek, Elizabeth Green, Mary Williams; and her parents.
Survivors include one son, Mark Strand (wife-Elva), Herington; three daughters, Judy Quinn (husband-Larry), and Mary Sader (husband-Lynn) both of Salina, and Linda Ralston of Herington; a sister, Pat Kasha; twelve grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren, and nine great great grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00am, Saturday, August 24, 2019, at the St. John Catholic Church of Herington, with Father Peter O’Donnell, officiating. Interment will follow at the St. John Catholic Church of Herington, KS. Family will greet friends 6:00 – 8:00pm, Friday evening, August 23, 2019, with rosary at 7:00pm at the Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home-Herington.
Memorials may be given to the St. John Catholic Church or the Hospice of Dickinson County; and may be sent to the Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS, 67449-3038.