Pauline King, 97, Charles City

Funeral Announcement

Pauline King, 97, of Charles City, passed away Friday, September 23, 2016 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City, Iowa.

A funeral service for Pauline King will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Hauser Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Odermann from Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be at Sunnyside Memory Gardens in rural Charles City.

A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to the start of the service at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at Hauser Funeral Home.

Pauline Eda Wright King was born August 2, 1919 to Henry John Wright and Henrietta Pahnisch Wright at the family farm located 6 miles west of Nashua. Pauline graduated from Nashua High School in 1936.

On May 18th 1940, Pauline was united in marriage to Stanley Lewis King at the Saint John parsonage by Reverend Fritschel. Soon after she was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith. To this union 3 children were born: Wayne John, Janice Marie (stillborn) and Janean Ann. They lived in the Charles City area until moving to Glendale, Arizona in 1969 where Stanley worked at the White Experimental Farm and Pauline got a job at American Express where she worked as a key to tape operator until retiring and moving back to Charles City in 1982. Stanley passed away in May of 1984 and Pauline continued to make her home in Charles City.

Pauline was a member of Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aid Circle, Double Dozen Club, Riverton Homemakers Club and several card groups. She volunteered for several years as a Pink Lady at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital. Pauline was a past member of the Charles City Women’s Club, the Moose Lodge, and the Senior Citizens. She had compassion for the sick and ailing and spent time assisting them in the nursing home and at their homes. Pauline enjoyed dancing, quilting, crafting, flower gardening, playing cards, watching the NASCAR races, demolition derbys, and tractor pulls. Her family came first in her life and she enjoyed entertaining her great-grandchildren and romping on the floor with them.

Pauline is survived by her two children: Wayne (Jean) King of Charles City and Janean (John) Geer of Nevada; grandson: Ryan (Heather) Brubaker; great-grandchildren: Hope and Logan Brubaker; sister-in-law: Norma King; niece: Eloise (Scott) Gelner; nephew: Lester (Helga) King, Jr.; and many great nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Stanley in 1984; brother Elvin Wright; sisters-in-law: Jane King and Eleanor Wright; brothers-in-law: Lester King, Sr. and Marvin R. King.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials may be given to the Saint John Lutheran Church in Charles City or the Hospice of North Iowa.

Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, in Charles City, is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at