Vern Poggemiller Obituary

1939 ~ 2024 (age 85)

Vern was born in Kerrobert, SK to Karl and Frieda Poggemiller on February 1st, 1939. His public-school years were spent at a one room country school known as West Luseland. At the insistence of his parents, he took one year of high school at Luseland. Later he took two years of bible training at Briercrest Bible College. It was in his teen years that he made the important decision to receive Christ, at Luseland Bible Camp. Church and Sunday school attendance were an important part of his life and for all of his life was faithful in attendance.

Vern loved farming, and following grade 9 he worked together with his dad, and later two younger brothers. He was able to purchase the neighboring farm for his own in 1967. In 1972 he married Aleita Tanner and the lord gave them 46 wonderful years together. They worked together and shared joys, and also sorrows as some family members passed away. They shared many common interests and worked on many projects together. Some of the farming years were difficult as sometimes drought and even hail took over on the production, however by far the majority were productive years, with much to thank the lord for.

His love of the lord was evidenced by faithful church and Sunday school attendance, also prayer services. Prayer and also financial support for missions and the local church were a big part of his life. He was involved in Awana Club Ministries together with Aleita for about 16 years. From his early years he was a board member of the Luseland Alliance Church and has served as treasurer for many years. He also taught sunday school, led bible studies during the absence of a resident pastor, and also leadership of some of the services at the senior's home. Quite a number of things were done to help those who a particular need. He delighted to do things behind the scenes and let the recipients guess who had done them.

Vern was predeceased by his beloved wife Aleita in 2018. He was also predeceased by his parents Karl and Frieda Poggemiller, Aleita's parents Melvin and Edna Tanner, baby sister Ruth, sister Elizabeth, brothers Arnold, Victor, and Helmuth, brother and sister-in-law Ed and Bernice Harder, and brother-in-law Dwayne Tanner. He is survived by his sister-in-law Esther Poggemiller, brother and sister-in-law Lloyd and Lorraine Tanner, sister-in-law Arelene Tanner, and sister-in-law Paulette Halliday. He is also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews.

Donations in Vern's memory can be made to Rescue Cambodia, care of Luseland Credit Union.

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April 11, 2024
2:00 PM
Luseland Alliance Church
101 Anderson St.
Luseland, SK SoL2A0

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