Obituary: Lois PomrenkeLois Pomerenke, 76, of Mesa, Arizona, formerly of Jackson, passed away on April 16, 2011 at Baywood Banner Hospital in Mesa, Arizona.
Lois Pomerenke, 76, of Mesa, Arizona, formerly of Jackson, passed away on April 16, 2011 at Baywood Banner Hospital in Mesa, Arizona.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 29 at 10:30 AM at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Jackson with Pastor Lance Isaacson and Pastor Al
Visitation will be on Thursday, April 28, from 5 to 7 PM at the Osterberg Funeral Home in Jackson and on Friday - one hour prior to the service at the Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred for the food pantry at Calvary Free Lutheran Church, of Mesa, Arizona.
Messages of sympathy may be sent online to the OsterbergFuneralHome.com.
Lois Currine Pomerenke went to be with her Lord,
Saturday, April 16, 2011 surrounded by her family at
Baywood Banner Hospital in Mesa, Arizona.
Lois was born on August 1, 1934 in Petersburg Township, Jackson County, Minnesota to Alfred and Gladys (Foster) Gilbert. She was baptized at the church in Petersburg. After her father's death in 1938, Lois, her mother, brother and sister moved to Jackson, Minnesota. She was confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Jackson. Lois graduated from Jackson High School in 1952, worked at Jackson Medical Center and in 1954 was named "Miss Town and Country" in Jackson.
On December 30, 1954 she was united in marriage to Robert Pomerenke. Bob and Lois farmed near Okabena until 1960 and then managed motels in Worthington, Kansas City and Show Low, Arizona. In 1966 they built the Texaco Station in Worthington.
Lois worked as a waitress at the Worthington Country Club and Ehlers Supper Club.
In 1968, they returned to Okabena, living on acreage south of town.
Lois was a waitress at the Hi-Lo Club in Lakefield for a number of years.
Bob and Lois enjoyed working in the hospitality industry together.
In 1975, they purchased the Thunderbird Inn in Round Lake and in 1977 the Blue Hawk Lanes in Okabena.
In 1985, they moved to Arizona and managed various hotels in the Southwest.
Lois retired in 1999 and continued to live in Mesa, Arizona with her husband Bob in the winter and returned to their summer home in Calumet, Iowa.
Lois was known for her beautiful voice and sang for many weddings.
She was the Junior Choir Director at St. John's Church in Okabena after her marriage.
Lois enjoyed canning, cooking and reading.
At the top of her list was the love of her Lord and her family.
She looked forward to morning devotions with her husband and church activities including Bible Study.
She was a member of the Red Hat Ladies social group.
Bob and Lois lived in Good Life RV Resort in Mesa, Arizona for eleven years, where she volunteered to make all newcomers welcome, and was well known and well loved.
She loved to laugh and to tell her family funny stories from the past.
She also loved learning of her grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's sporting activities, school events and special occasions.
Lois is survived by her husband, Robert, son Steve Pomerenke and his wife Lori of Fairmont, daughter, Karen Wedebrand and husband Duane of Jackson, son James Pomerenke and wife Ramona of Calumet, Iowa, daughter Amy Langseth and husband Dean of Worthington, son John Pomerenke and wife Nathalie of Glendale, Arizona, and son Mark Pomerenke and wife Farrah of Osh Kosh, Wisconsin, 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one brother, Darrel Gilbert and his wife Bonnie of Jackson, one sister, Ardys and her husband Burdette Theophilus of Clovis, New Mexico, two sisters-in-law, Ruth and her husband James Knupke of Corpus Christi, Texas and Roberta Leistico and her husband Norvel of Waconia, Minnesota, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and many aunts and uncles.
Blessed be the memory of Lois Currine Pomerenke.
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