Lois Mae Oetting Pomerenke

Monday, January 9, 2017

Lois Mae Oetting Pomerenke was born July 8th, 1935, in Emma, Missouri to Norbert and Lydia (Nierman) Oetting and passed away on January 5th, 2017, at the age of 81.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2017, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marshall, with Pastor William Voelker officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fitzgibbon Hospital or Sweet Springs High School Alumni. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.

Lois attended Holy Cross Lutheran School, and was a 1953 graduate of Sweet Springs Public High School and pursued a nursing career, receiving her diploma from Trinity Lutheran Hospital Kansas City, MO. On December 23, 1956, she married Gerald James Pomerenke, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Emma, MO. Gerald preceded her in death on November 30, 2014.

Lois began her professional career at the Kelling Clinic and Hospital in Waverly, Missouri and later worked in Marshall at John Fitzgibbon. She was thankful for the early mentoring from Mrs. Best RN. She was also a patient educator in the LPN program as an instructor with her friend and professional colleague, Leann Westbrook. She completed her BSN in nursing in 1989. She finished her career as a patient educator in Fitzgibbon.

Lois belonged to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and was involved with Sunday school, weekday school, choir, and LWML. She was a room mother during her children's years at Miami R-1 School and loved being a partner with Dorothy Barr. She had a love for the Fairville 4-H Club, and close neighbors, the Brays, Hisles, Tanners, Dowells, Morrisons and the Hollands. Her church fellowship couples group was like her family. She truly loved the Bergmans, Webers, Plains', Robbins', Hinrichs', and Treeces. Ice skating, water skiing, Royals and Chiefs were her delight, and she cheered for anyone that needed a hand up or was the underdog.

Survivors include Mike and wife Kim Pomerenke of Carmel, IN, sons Kyle and Alan. Gary and wife Sandy Pomerenke of Seward NE, son Micah James and Molly Pomerenke, grandson Henry James and granddaughter Clara Mae, daughters Lydia Ilene, Nora Helen and Mason Gahan, and Julia Grace. Son Brian and wife Jodi Pomerenke of Overland Park, KS and stepsons Kyle and Brock. Four brothers, Gene Oetting of Seward, NE, Larry Oetting and wife Kitty of Lincoln, NE Bob Oetting and wife Carol of Charleston, IL Dennis Oetting and wife Donna of Emma, MO and one sister Sharon Sherrill of Farmington, MO, and several nieces and, nephews and cousins.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her infant son Joel Alan, and her namesake granddaughter Taya Mae Pomerenke.