PAULETTE K. “POLLY” LINKER-GIRARDOT-GAFFER, 67, a lifelong New Haven resident, achieved her ultimate goal and went to be with our Savior on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. She was born on Nov. 19, 1945 a daughter of the late Earl and Ida (Schearer) Linker. She is survived by her children, Phyllis (Steve) McCowan of New Haven, Jamie (Steve) Mitchell of Fort Wayne, John (Tami) Girardot of Fort Wayne, Jack (Jami) Girardot of New Haven, Becky (Jeff) Loe of Harlan, and Robert Gaffer of Indianapolis; her sister, Sheryl (Linker) (Bill) Vondran of New Haven; 19 grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, John Girardot, and Robert Gaffer; brother, Thomas Linker; and mother, Leila Knapp-Linker. A Christian Celebration of Life is 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 800 Green St., New Haven, with calling starting at 1 p.m. at the church. Memorials to Central Lutheran School, New Haven. Arrangements by Midwest Funeral Home & Cremation Society, Fort Wayne, Ind.

POSTED: 08/04/13 at 8:35 am. FILED UNDER: Obits