Born: November 14, 1930 - Deceased: March 13, 2023
Joseph M. Poell, 92, of Belleville, IL, born Friday, November 14, 1930, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Monday, March 13, 2023 at Benedictine Living Community At The Shrine in Belleville, IL.
Joseph retired as an Electrician for IBEW Local #309 including 20 years at Stag Brewery. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Belleville, IL. He was a proud Veteran, serving in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.
His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his pride and joy. He took pride in his faith and hard work, which he instilled in his family.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Wife, Mary Maxine, nee Maxwell, Poell
- Parents, Joseph John and Theresa, nee Lehner, Poell
- Daughter, Karen Paulson
- Son-in-law, John Hoerner
- Sister and brother-in-law; Lorraine (Forrest) Buesking
- Nephew, Craig Buesking
Surviving are his:
- Kathy (Steve) Odenwald of Saint Louis, MO
- Joe (Marla) Poell of Libertyville, IL
- Kay Hoerner of Belleville, IL
- Son-in-law, Al Paulson of Belleville, IL
- 11 Grandchildren:
- Andy (Leticia) Odenwald
- Matt (Maureen) Odenwald
- Stephanie (Brandon) Matthies
- Stephanie Uliks
- Sydney Poell
- Olivia Poell
- Danny Paulson
- Robby Paulson
- Jenny Paulson (fiancé,Tom Henderson)
- Jonathan Hoerner
- Sarah Hoerner
- 2 Great grandchildren:
- William Odenwald
- Theodore Matthies
We want to THANK everyone involved in Dad’s care at the Benedictine Center at the Shrine and Hospice of Southern Illinois. The love, care and compassion you all provided to Dad during his difficult last years of his life and final transition helped ease his pain and suffering in his final days. We will forever be indebted to the Benedictine staff and Hospice of Southern Illinois Orange South Team!
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Queen of Peace Church in Belleville, IL.
Visitation: Visitation from 4:00 – 8:00 pm, Friday, March 17th, 2023 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL and from 9:00 – 10:30 am on Saturday, March 18th, 2023 at Kurrus.
Funeral: A funeral procession will leave Kurrus at 10:45 am on Saturday, March 18th, 2023 for a 11:00 am Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Belleville, IL with Father Matthew Elie officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, IL.