RACINE – Herman H. ‘Bud’ Poelman, 78, passed away Saturday, October 2, 2004, at his residence.
Bud was born in Racine December 27, 1925, son of the late Herman W. and Lillian A. (nee: Harmann) Poelmann and was a lifelong Racine resident.
During World War II, he served in the Sixth Division Marine Raiders in the South Pacific and was awarded the Purple Heart. Bud was employed by the City of Racine Water Department for 43 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of the City of Racine “20-Year Club” and the NRA, National Rifle Association. Bud was a Master Woodcarver and Master Leather Craftsman. Above all, he loved being with his family and will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; his children, Kurt and Dona and their son, Zachary and Kurt’s adult children, Tarah and Stephanie, Kyle and DeAnna and their children, Nathan and Olivia, Lance, and Laura and their children, Hans and Vaughnn, Logan and Brenda; his three sisters, Elizabeth, Lucille, and Maxine; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lois.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, 1903 Green Street, Monday, October 11, 2004, 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Charles J. Wheatley officiating. Interment with full Military Honors will follow at the Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 until 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to one’s favority charity or to Hospice Alliance have been suggested. Maresh-Meredith and Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main Street.