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Pauline Youtsos

January 28, 1921 — January 18, 2021

Norridge, IL

Pauline Youtsos who lived her life in faith and with grace, went home to be with the Lord just days before she would have turned 100 years old.

Pauline was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on January 28, 1921, to the late Alex and Martha Karos.  She was the beloved wife of George Youtsos for 65 years. She was a devoted and loving mother to Alexis (John) Dassios and Harry (Gail) Youtsos, and a proud Yiayia to her three amazing grandchildren whom she cherished, Zoe (Shaker) Khayatt, Angelos (Patricia) Dassios, and Alexis Youtsos.  She was also blessed having six great-grandchildren, George, Daphne, and Theodora Khayatt, and Alexandria, John, and Margarita Dassios.

Pauline was preceded in death by her three younger siblings, Violet (Tony) Karakitsoo, Peter (Artie) Karos, and Toni (Bill) Boosalis, all of whom she loved dearly.  She was a cherished Aunt to many nieces and nephews, and an adored friend to countless many.   She was strong willed, beautiful, kind, generous, and she loved entertaining each and everyone.

Pauline and George spent most of their years together in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, where they raised their family and had their business at the Alamo Plaza Motel, Restaurant and Lounge, and The Hotel Tomahawk.  During their retirement years they were fortunate to be together with many family members in Naples, Florida, where large family dinners and fun trips to the beach were regular occurrences.

Pauline was blessed to have such loving and attentive staff to care for her.  Our love and gratitude go out to the entire staff a Central Baptist Village for their kind and holistic care to our mother over the past decade. Their compassion will never be forgotten.  Our family would also like to thank Rainbow Hospice for all their love and support.

We pray God grant His servant Pauline rest in the Kingdom of Heaven.  May her memory be eternal.

In order to keep everyone safe during this time, services will be private.  Brainard Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements; you may sign our family guestbook at

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Pauline Youtsos to Central Baptist Village, 4747 North Canfield Road, Norridge, IL 60706, Attn: Development Office.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Pauline Youtsos, please visit our flower store.


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