FARGO — Pauline “Paula” Deichert, 89, Fargo, died Sept. 29, 2017, at Sanford Health. The mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with visitation at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. There will be a prayer service at Blessed Sacrament Church at 7 p.m. Thursday with visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church.
Pauline Loeb was born May 14, 1928, to Lorenz and Emma (Ternes) Loeb in Raleigh. She was born and raised on the farm, attended school in Raleigh and Dakota Business College in Fargo. She married Bernard 'Ben' Deichert on May 13, 1946, at St. Gertrudes Church south of Raleigh. In 1949, they moved to West Fargo. In 1951, she started her dance band, for 35 years playing clubs and weddings throughout North Dakota and Minnesota.
She played guitar, bass, piano and accordion. Did most vocals, and was an accomplished yodeler, winning top honors in San Diego and North Hollywood, in the early 60s. Her husband Ben, who passed away July 8, 2001, was a great support for her talent and her drummer. She wrote words and music to many songs and recorded several locally and in Nashville, Tenn. She always said I never attended a music school, but my Dad was a great self-taught musician who taught a lot of what he knew, and oh how he loved Flats. He would have been really proud of my German Waltz in D Flat. In the '60s and '70s, they also owned and operated the Seneca Inn by MeritCare; in the '80s, The Shenandoah Supper Club in Davenport. After retirement she entertained in nursing homes, sang in the funeral choir, volunteered at Hospice, visited home bound, and was a communion minister. She loved Pinochle, Minnesota Vikings and doing crafts. She was an excellent cook and loved it.
She is survived by her daughters and sons, Paulette Deichert, Grafton, Karen (Bill Rohrich) Harwood, Bernie (Denise) Fargo, and Dion (Joy) Katy, Texas; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; her son-in-law, Dennis Waggoner; her sister, Leona (Mike) Dirk, Fargo; her sisters-in-law, Emma Loeb, Fanny Deichert and Maggie Deichert, all of Mandan, and MaryAnn Deichert, Bismarck. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren and their accomplishments and always on the lookout for that musical talent to take after her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ben; her daughters, Charlotte and Benita; her sisters, Regina (Jake Blotsky), Florence (Bert Bachmeier), Eva (Tony Kopp), Marie (Tony Dirk), and baby sister, Pauline; her brothers, Ed (Emily) Loeb, Peter (Katie) Loeb and Lorenz Loeb Jr.; baby granddaughter, Kayla Lund; and her much loved Maltese puppy, Keeta. (Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo)