Lorraine attended St. Clare Catholic Grade School in O’Fallon, IL, and graduated from O’Fallon Township High School – Class of 1945. She worked for the 375th Aeromedical Airlift Wing at SAFB and retired after 31 years of service. Mrs. Poelker was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and prayed weekly at the Perpetual Adoration Chapel at church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Lawrence A. Poelker, whom she married on October 21, 1947, and who died on June 13, 2001; her parents, Henry and Christine, nee Rosen, Klein; and her siblings, Henry (Laura) Klein, Ethel (William) Hunter, Robert (Bernice) Klein, Genevieve (David) Daniels, and Charles (Jeanne) Klein; and a sister-in-law, Karen Klein.
Surviving are a brother, Stanley Klein; a sister, Patricia (Cletus) Bleisch; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2022, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2022, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Joseph Oganda officiating.
Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.