Earleen Avis <I>Abraham</I> Pomerenke

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Earleen Avis Abraham Pomerenke

  • Birth 16 Apr 1922 Elk Point, Union County, South Dakota, USA
  • Death 31 Jan 2010 Evansville, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Parkers Prairie, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA
  • Memorial ID 48391377

Funeral services were held on Friday, February 5, 2010, for Earleen Avis Pomerenke, 87, of Evansville and formerly of Rose City, at Esther Lutheran Church in Eastern Township, rural Parkers Prairie, with Rev. Dawn Reisig officiating. She passed away on January 31 at the Crestview Manor in Evansville.
Earleen was born on April 16, 1922, to Albert and Della Abraham in Elk Point, South Dakota. She grew up in Elk Point and attended public school.
She was united in marriage to John Pomerenke on December 21, 1941, at Brule Creek Lutheran Church in South Dakota. Following their marriage, she moved to Seattle, Washington with her sister-in-law, Olga to work as a riveter on B-17 Bombers at Boeing during WWII, while her husband was in the service.
She and her husband moved to the Alexandria area to farm in 1946. Several years later they moved to the Rose City area to a farm where they lived until 1968. In 1974, she moved to Alexandria where she lived for many years until moving to Evansville where she lived the remainder of her life.
She was a member of Esther Lutheran Church, its ladies aid, former Sunday school teacher, and a former member of the Miltona American Legion Auxiliary. Earleen enjoyed gardening, sewing, raising chickens, cooking and canning. She especially loved being a mother.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; son, Gaylon; grandson, Troy; four sisters and two brothers.
Earleen is survived by two sons, DuWayne Pomerenke of Eagle Bend and Craig (fiancee, Lisa Nordang) Pomerenke of Hewitt; a daughter, Rosemary (John) Biel of Arlington, Texas; three grandchildren, Brent Pomerenke, Charles Biel and Maria Biel.
Pallbearers were Jeff Pomerenke, Art Pomerenke, Robbie Ekdahl, Marvie Meyers, Larry Sanvik and Dennis Klug. Honorary pallbearers were Edwin Pomerenke, Milo Arvidson, Harvey Peterson, Eric Pomerenke, Brent Pomerenke and Charles Biel.
Burial was at the church cemetery.


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  • Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
  • Added: 20 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48391377
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Earleen Avis Abraham Pomerenke (16 Apr 1922–31 Jan 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48391377, citing Esther Lutheran Church Cemetery, Parkers Prairie, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Kenneth D. Bogard (contributor 46562702) .