Herman Poen

Herman J. Poen, 93, of Ipava died at 3:45 a.m. March 16, 2009, at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.

He was born Oct. 25, 1915, in Carnarvon, Iowa, the son of Herman and Sophia Commamm Poen. He married Ruth G. Staggs on Aug. 14, 1939, in Carnarvon. She died June 20, 2003.

He also was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances and Etta Fredericks.

Surviving are two daughters, Zelda Esselman of Greenview and Judy (and Kenneth) Reynolds of Table Grove; one son, Rick (and Beth) Poen of Bourbonnais; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He worked for Spoon River FS in Ipava and as a farm hand in the Ipava area.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava with Pastor Ray Greenfield officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Wednesday. Burial will be in Ipava Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Ipava Rescue Squad.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/18/2009