Paulette “Polly” Ann Sauerbrei

Date of Death: Jun 10, 2013
Paulette “Polly” Ann Sauerbrei
[highlight_text] (1942 – 2013) [/highlight_text] Paulette “Polly” Ann Sauerbrei, 71, of Waupun, died Monday, June 10, 2013 at Waupun Memorial Hospital after a courageous fight with cancer.


[leftcolumn] Polly was born May 31, 1942 in Waupun, the daughter of John and Clara Dorrestyne Vossekuil. She attended Waupun schools and tended bar for various taverns until starting her own business, “Polly’s Bar” in December of 1987, retiring in 2004. She was an avid pool shooter, shooting pool for over 40 years in many different leagues.

Polly is survived by her children, Scott (Lori) Sauerbrei of Wisconsin Dells, WI, Sheryl (Kevin) Rank of Doniphan, MO, Shawn Sauerbrei of Bluffton, SC, and Randy (Diana) Sauerbrei of Kingsland, GA; nine grandchildren, Michele (Frank) Kreyer, Kyle Sauerbrei, Brittany (John) Rank, Camaron Rank, Shannon Sauerbrei, Brandon Sauerbrei, Ashley (Seth) Wilkinson, Loryn Sauerbrei, and Erick Sauerbrei; five great-grandchildren, Kendrick Kreyer, Preston Rank, and Gavin and Marlee Wilkinson, and Karson Sauerbrei; brothers, Ruben Vossekuil of Arnold, CA, Orin Vossekuil of Waupun, and Kenneth Vossekuil of Waupun; sisters, Sharon (Bill) Kwakkel of Ripon, WI, and Marilyn (John) Vander Sanden of Waupun; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Polly was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Sylvia Holl and Marlene Emerson; four brothers, Richard, Lester, Wayne, and Leroy Vossekuil; three sisters-in-law, Verona Vossekuil, Bernice Vossekuil, and Louise Vossekuil, a brother-in-law, Orville Emerson; and a special friend, Clarence Zimmerman.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Saturday at church from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service and they will continue to receive friends and relatives for one hour following the service as they continue to celebrate Polly’s life.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] A celebration of Polly’s life will take place on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at Waupun United Methodist Church with Rev. J.D. McCarty officiating.



  1. Aunt Polly, thank you so much for being my Aunt. You will be greatly missed.

    Love you,

  2. Lee(Jr), Debra, Gary, Alexis Says: June 12, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    You will be greatly missed by all. Our taughts and prayers are with all the family wish we could be there.

  3. Dean and Laurel Sauerbrei Says: June 12, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Too our nieces and nephews,

    Our condolences and much love to all of you guy’s..We will be thinking of you all..Your mother is in a better place now and no longer in any pain…I know how hard it is to loss your parents..
    All our Love
    Dean and Laurel Sauerbrei

  4. Sue Langolf(Johnson) Says: June 13, 2013 at 10:02 am

    My prayers are with the Sauerbrei family. Polly was a fun woman who my mom always enjoyed hanging out with “back in the days”.

  5. Paula Meyer Says: June 13, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Polly was and always will be a great friend! She could listen for hours. Was great in her profession as a barkeeper and owner. Will be missed and loved by all who were fortunate to know her. Paula Meyer & John Wulff

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