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Pauline Summy

May 3, 1927 — October 21, 2012

Pauline was born May 3, 1927, in Spencer, South Dakota, to Maurice and Ella McManus. She passed away Sunday at her daughter?s home in Lennox after a short battle with cancer. Shortly after graduating from Spencer High School in 1946, she moved to Sioux Falls where she worked for Manchester Biscuit Company. She met her husband, Dale Summy, at a dance at the Arkota Ballroom. Pauline and Dale were married on October 21, 1950. She passed away on what would have been their 62nd anniversary. In 1954 they moved to Red Bluff, California, before permanently settling in Sioux Falls in 1956. She began working at Sioux Valley Hospital in 1964 and retired as a Food Service Supervisor after 29 years. She enjoyed ballroom dancing, bowling, playing cards, stock car racing, and bingo. She was an avid Minnesota Twins fan. She always looked forward to her lunches with the Red Hat Ladies and riding with her friends to the casino on Sunset Shuttle. She and her husband also enjoyed seeing the country while visiting their daughter?s family at their many stations in the Coast Guard. Her family and friends successfully surprised Pauline with an 85th birthday party in May 2012. She was very happy to have all of the people most important in her life to be with her that day. Pauline is survived by her daughter, Pam (Dave) Van Middendorp, of Lennox, SD, her three grandchildren, Casey (Jon) Gesling of Lennox, John Van Middendorp of Sioux Falls, Jesse (Aaron) Christensen of Lennox, and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale W. Summy, her parents, one sister, and two brothers.
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