Pauline Faye “Polly” Gorter
Pauline Faye “Polly” Gorter was born into a loving home on August 15, 1959. This was her first blessing. She was further blessed when on October 4, 1959 she was baptized into Christ.
Little did Polly’s parents realize what was to come with their newest child. Polly experienced the pain of living in a fallen world. Her extremely limited mental and physical capacities were part of her life. Her parents, siblings, and extended family as well as some exceptionally kind babysitters, neighbors, teachers, and caregivers treated her with love and dignity. Together they appreciated Polly as one created in the image of God.
God’s creation was a great source of joy for Polly. She loved to sit outdoors in the warm sunshine with the cool breezes and the sounds of nature. Friendly pets blessed her as well.
Polly enjoyed food, especially her mother’s cooking. Polly’s father ensured that the Bible was regularly read with her. Music enriched her life. Polly greatly enjoyed family hymn sings and long car rides. Bouncing along with her adventuresome brothers on four-wheelers thrilled her. In later years, Polly appreciated wheelchair walks with her sister. She cherished the joy and laughter of those around her.
Polly died on December 11, 2020 at the age of 61. She is survived by her brother Phil and his wife Denise, her sister LaDonna Pryor and her husband Scott, and her sister-in-law Peg Gorter Evans. Polly had eight nephews and nieces and eleven great-nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence (Doc) and Pauline (Polly) Gorter, a stillborn brother, and her brother Lauren.
Polly’s “family” at the Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne cared for, nurtured, and loved her since 2003. Phil and LaDonna are immensely grateful for the staff who tended to Polly with warmth and tender loving care.
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