Pauline "Polly" J. Lokken, 84, of College Station, Texas, formerly of Waco, Texas, passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born Feb. 23, 1930, in Mott, the daughter of Michael and Eva (Hubert) Bittenbinder. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan, Texas, and a former member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Waco, where she was an active member of the bereavement committee before her move to College Station.
Polly was secretary and bookkeeper for St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bellmead, Texas, for St. Louis Catholic Church and School in Waco, and for Tolson Oil Company in Waco for many years. Polly wore quite a few hats through her 84 years, but she would say that her most important career was that of wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma. Her extended family warmly remembers her as the "energizer bunny" of the family.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; a brother, Joe Bittenbinder; two sisters, Rose Goetz and Susie Huschka; two half brothers, Pete Schemberger and Phil Schemberger, a sister-in-law, Joan Bittenbinder; and two brothers-in-law, Joe Goetz and George Huschka.
Survivors include: her husband of 61 years, Willis Lokken; four children, Sonja Hobson and her husband Gary, Mike Lokken and his wife, Kelli, Terry Moses and her husband, Steve, and Patty Veazey and her husband, Barry; nine grandchildren, Daniel Hobson and his wife, Josie, Brian Hobson, Alex Lokken, Grant Lokken, Nicholas Moses, Matthew Moses and his wife, Courtney, Molly Bohac and her husband, Colby, Kimi Veazey and Drew Veazey; four great-grandchildren, Michael, John, Angela and Eva Hobson; two brothers, Carl Bittenbinder and his wife, Violet, and Frank Bittenbinder; two sisters-in-law, Mary Bittenbinder and Elvira Lokken; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will take place with rosary recitation and a memorial Mass Saturday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan, with the Rev. Monsignor John McCaffrey as celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church of Bryan or Hospice Brazos Valley.
Expressions of sympathy can be made at (www.memorialfuneralchapel.com).