Lorraine Poelker

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Lorraine Elizabeth Poelker, nee Klein, 94, born August 2, 1927, in Breese Township, IL, died Sunday, May 8, 2022, at Dammert Geriatric Center, Belleville, IL.

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.



3 Comments on Lorraine Poelker

Tom Richter said : Guest Report May 17, 2022 at 8:55 PM

My condolences to Lorraine's family. We had many chats over the fence and I always enjoyed talking with her. I can still picture her special grin at the end of our conversations. Sincerely, Tom Richter

  • O'Fallon
  • IL
Debbie Fehlker said : Guest Report May 12, 2022 at 12:01 AM

My deepest sympathy to Lorraine’s family. My parents, Marce and Verdell, were close friends to Lorraine and Larry. Lorraine was such a kind and sweet lady. May she Rest In Peace!

  • Belleville
  • Il
Robert Klein said : Guest Report May 11, 2022 at 7:16 PM

I have so many fond memories of going to visit Aunt Lorraine and uncle Larry’s house as a kid. They always had ice cream in the freezer and cookies in the cookie jar she kept in the window sill in their kitchen. It was so much fun to run and play in their basement where you play music on the jukebox. She loved all her nieces and nephews and we all loved her! She was the sweetest person and will be missed. Rest In Peace Aunt Lorraine.

  • St. Johns
  • FL

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