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Ernest H. Poggensee

May 26, 1930 — April 6, 2022

Ernest Herman Poggensee was born May 26, 1930 in Odebolt, Iowa, the son of Herman and Elsie (Thies) Poggensee. He was baptized into Christ on October 31, 1930 at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison and later confirmed his faith at Zion on March 25, 1945. He grew up in Denison, attended school, and graduated from Denison Community High School with the Class of 1948.

Following graduation, Ernest attained a Bachelor of Science Degree from Dana College in Blair, Nebraska. He began his career teaching in a one room schoolhouse and then worked as an Elementary teacher at the Charter Oak - Ute Schools for many years; retiring in 1993.

He was a longtime member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Soldier Township, Charter Oak. He was involved in the Lutheran Laymen's League and taught Sunday School and assisted with teaching confirmation. Ernest enjoyed baking, playing cards, and family gatherings. Above all, he had a strong faith in the Lord and cherished his family.

Ernest passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at the Denison Care Center in Denison, attaining the age of ninety-one years, ten months, and eleven days. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings: John Poggensee, Alvina Schiernbeck, Walter Poggensee, Minnie Laubscher, baby Louise Poggensee, Louis Poggensee, and Arnold Poggensee.

He is survived by his four brothers: Edward Poggensee of California, Robert Poggensee and his wife Marge of Treynor, Donald Poggensee and his wife Pam of Ida Grove, and Herman Poggensee and his wife Jackie of Polk City; two sisters-in-law: Alma Poggensee (John) of Denison and Florence Poggensee (Walt) of Vail; brother-in-law, LaVerne Laubscher (Minnie) of Washington; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at the Huebner Funeral Home in Charter Oak. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Soldier Township, Charter Oak. A graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2022 in the Arcadia Cemetery in Arcadia. Memorials may be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Soldier Township, Charter Oak.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation with Family Greetin

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Huebner Funeral Home, Charter Oak Chapel

156 Main St, Charter Oak, IA 51439

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Funeral Service

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Immanuel Lutheran Church (Soldier Township)

1512 130th St, Charter Oak, IA 51439

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Graveside Service

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

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