Pauline M. (Pangerl) Smolcich

December 29, 1929 ~ October 29, 2019 (age 89)


Pauline M. Smolcich

            Pauline M. Smolcich, 89, longtime resident of Chisholm died Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Heritage Manor in Chisholm, MN.  She was born December 29, 1929 to David and Jenny (Berardi) Pangerl in Duluth, MN.  Pauline was self-employed as an accountant, taking care of the family business, Vic’s Bar in Chisholm, throughout her career.  Her life was devoted to her work and family.  She was very active in her church, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Chisholm, including a prayer chain.  Pauline was loved by young people.  When she was working for Delta in Chisholm, the younger staff referred to her as “Mom”.  Pauline also loved to cook.

            She is survived by her daughter, Kathryn “Katie” (James) Birardi, Burnsville, MN, brother, Samuel (Ardyce) Pangerl, a niece, Teresa Pangerl, and her nephew, Michael Pangerl, all of Spokane, WA., a step-grandson, Ryan Brengman, and 4 great-nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Vic Smolcich in 2005.

            Funeral services for Pauline will be 11:00 am, Thursday, November 7, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Chisholm.  The Rev. Fr. Anthony Craig will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral Mass at the church on Thursday.  Interment will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements are with the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing.


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November 7, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
113 SW 4th Street
Chisholm, Minnesota 55719

Funeral Mass
November 7, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

Meadowlands, Minnesota 55765

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