Pauline Bescheinen



Pauline M. Bescheinen, 102, Loose Creek, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Stonebridge in Westphalia surrounded by her loving family.

She was born May 15, 1921, to the late John Gustave and Mary (Mertens) Kremer.

She attended school at Immaculate Conception in Loose Creek.

Pauline was united in marriage to Hubert Anton Bescheinen May 20, 1947, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek.  They celebrated 76 wonderful years together.

During World War II she was employed as a nanny in St. Louis.  In September of 1948, Pauline and Hubert started their radio repair business which led to sales and service and then to television and appliances.  By 1957, the business was growing, and furniture was added.  They continued to operate the business until 1982 when they retired, and their sons took over the daily operations. 

Pauline was very involved in the Loose Creek community.  She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and sang in the choir, St. Ann’s Sodality, St. Ann’s Sewing Circle, 4-H Leader, member of the German Heritage Society, and was a charter member of the Osage County Historical Society.

Pauline enjoyed quilting, baking, making wedding cakes, gardening, canning and making homemade jelly.  Her greatest love was spending time with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by parents, John and Mary; grandson, Adam Carwile; four sisters, Clara Backes, Generose Toebben, Elizabeth Massman and Theresa Haslag; and brother, Aloysius “Bud” Kremer.

Pauline is survived by spouse of 76 years, Hubert; children, Vivian Carwile and husband Larry and Steve Bescheinen and wife Suzanne, all  of Loose Creek and Marvin Bescheinen and wife Elaine of Versailles;  grandchildren, Stephanie Wright and husband Zach, Mathias Bescheinen and wife Emma, Brittanie Dudenhoeffer and husband Jake, Jennifer Lujin and husband Terrence, Aaron Bescheinen and wife Deborah, Candice Marshall and husband John, Justin Carwile and wife Abby and Christopher Carwile and wife Sara; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Sylvester Kremer and wife Evelyn of Bonnots Mill; sisters, Margaret Kremer and Agnes Muenks, both of Jefferson City; sisters-in-law, Mary Esther Kremer of Loose Creek and Margaret Kliethermes of Wardsville; brothers-in-law, Alvin Toebben of St. Martins and Herman Massman of Jefferson City; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., (today) Wednesday, June 7, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Fr. Tony Rinaldo officiating.  Interment will be in the Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery.

Memorial contributions suggested to Immaculate Conception School Foundation.

Arrangements entrusted to Morton Chapel  in Linn.