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Novel Pauline Fildes

Novel Pauline Fildes

February 5, 1930 - August 9, 2017

Place of Birth: South Carolina

Our beautiful mother Novel Pauline Fildes of Minnesota passed away on August 9, 2017 at the age of 87. She was born Novel Pauline Russ on February 5, 1930 in Georgetown County, South Carolina. A longtime resident of Merritt Island FL before moving to MN in 2012 to be near her daughters. She retired from the Kennedy Space Center FL in 1993 where she worked for over 30 years. Novel enjoyed sewing, cooking and entertaining with her family and friends.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She often said she was fortunate in her life to have had two great loves William Henry Wernau and Ralph Bernard Fildes respectively both preceded her in death along with son Gary Wernau. Her beloved sister Leta Mae Parker of FL followed her in death within hours.

Leaving behind to cherish her memories two daughters Deborah Wernau (Ronald) Smith of MN and Gail Wernau of MN, stepson Hank (Cecelia) Wernau of ME, stepdaughter Karen Fildes of FL, and stepson Michael Fildes of FL, three grandsons, Richard Boogaerts of MN, William (Heather) Boogaerts of FL, Shannon Boogaerts of FL, brother Ned Russ of GA, three step-grands Adam (Carly) Smith of TX, Justin (Nicole) Smith of MN, and Patrice Smith of FL and 11 great-grands William, Sarah, Alline, Brady, Sophie, Claire, Dylan, Daren, Layne, Haden, Zeke, many loving nieces, nephews, in-laws, and beloved poodle, Maggie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to a humane society of the donor's choice.

No services planned at this time.