Pauline Ruth Knauf (nee Maruschak), 84, resident of Wheaton, Illinois, beloved wife of Alvin Joseph Knauf, went into the loving arms of Jesus on November 17, 2018. Pauline met her husband in Germany while they both were on active duty in the military and were married for 62 years. Loving mother of eight children; Stephen (Esperanza), Donald, Edmund (Karen), Theresa, Peggyann, Preston (Susan), Cecilia (Thomas), April (Fiance Robert). Devoted grandmother of 23 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pauline is a 24 year veteran of the United States Army, retiring as a Master Sergeant. Visitation Monday November 26, 2018 from 9 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church 310 S. Wheaton Ave. Wheaton, IL 60187. Burial will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood, IL immediately following Mass. Mass intentions are welcome. In lieu of flowers donations to EWTN, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210.
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