Helen Pauline Anweiler went to be with her Savior on October 22, 2023, at the age of 106. She passed away surrounded by her loving children.
Pauline was born December 23, 1916, in the small rural town of Cayuga, IN, to James and Carrie Walters. She was the third oldest of nine children. Shortly after graduating from high school in 1935, Pauline moved to Indianapolis to work as a nanny for her aunt and uncle. A city girl at heart, she embraced her new life with excitement. In 1940 she married Tallie Anweiler. They were together until he died of cancer in 1979. He and Pauline had four children – Phil, Rita, Sharry, and Rick. Tallie and Pauline were co-owners of Dandee Beverage Bottling Company from 1946 to 1971. She also worked at AFNB for 12 years as a bank teller, retiring in 1979.
Pauline was always interested in learning new things. She enjoyed the excitement of traveling, playing games such as Mexican Train with her friends, working on cross stitch, watching the Indiana Pacers with family, and listening to music. Whether it was the Gaithers, Harmony Boys, Pavarotti, or Alan Jackson, she embraced all types of music. Line dancing was a perfect outlet for her fondness for music and her delight in being with other people. She took great pleasure in line dancing well into her nineties. Holiday celebrations, parades, fish frys, and family get-togethers were some of her other favorite pastimes. Most of all, Pauline loved her family and treasured each moment she had with them.
Pauline frequently found purpose in life by encouraging others. Having been widowed at an early age, she reached out to those who became newly widowed and visited friends in rehab and nursing centers. She loved going to a card shop to find just the right message for someone going through a difficult time.