Pauline Elizabeth (Krug) Alksnis, 81, Woodland, Calif., formerly of Russell, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at Woodland Memorial Hospital.

She was born Jan. 16, 1933, in Russell to Albert W. and Amalia (Reisig) Krug. She was a 1951 graduate of Russell High School and completed a course at Brown Mackey School of Business.

She married the Rev. Gunnar Alksnis, pastor of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, in 1957. He preceded her in death.  She was a realtor, secretary and in sales prior to moving to Woodland in 2000.  

Survivors include a daughter, Maria Grimes, Davis, Calif.; a brother, Morris Krug, Russell; and a grandson.

She was preceded in death by a son, John Albert.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church, Russell; a private family committal will take place before services.

Memorials are suggested to St. John Lutheran Church in care of Pohlman-Varner-Peeler, Russell.