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Agnes M. Poehler

Published September 16,2017

Obituary's Biography:

Agnes Muirl Poehler, 95, formerly of Mundelein and Antioch, IL went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Friday, September 15, 2017 at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Round Lake Beach, IL.  On June 13, 1922, a beautiful baby girl was born in a small house to Harry and Muirl Shimmin of Tryon, Nebraska.  Agnes spent her early childhood years in and around Tryon.  She also lived in Northern Wisconsin and Grayslake, IL before the family returned to Tryon.  She completed the 8th grade and discovered quilting at the age of 11, as well as canning vegetables and baking.  When she was almost 18 years old she moved to Illinois and found a job cleaning homes and worked for a couple of years when she met the love of her life, Walter Floyd “Fritz” Poehler.  They were married October 11, 1941 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Round Lake Beach.  He passed away November 20, 1977.  She has been a member and longtime volunteer of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church since 1941.  She taught many people how to can vegetables, make jam, bake and basic homemaking skills.  Agnes made the best doughnuts and baked goods and was best known for her beautiful quilts.  Two of her quilts hang in the Nebraska Historical Museum in Lincoln, NE.  She was devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.   Agnes is survived by her daughter Patricia (John) Fosdick; son Walter Thomas Poehler, son-in-law Edward Schroeder; half-sister, Dorothy; grandchildren Tracy (Collin) Bailey; Susan (Brian) Bako; John (Melanie) Poehler; Kathy Schroeder; great-grandchildren Nicholas, Nathaniel, Jayden, Ian, and Emma; great-great-grandson Adrian; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents Harry and Muirl Shimmin; her husband Walter Poehler; her sisters Marian Simonsen and Mattie “Bee” Elizabeth Radke; brothers Allen and Roger Shimmin; and her daughter Elsie Marie Schroeder. Agnes had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone.  She was generous with her time and talents and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 9:00am until 10:00am with the service commencing at 10:00am at St. Paul Lutheran Church 420 Greenwood Dr. Round Lake Beach, IL 60073.  The interment will follow at Ivanhoe Cemetery in Mundelein.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church, Disabled Veterans of America www.dav.org or PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250, or Smile Train www.smiletrain.org  or Vitas Hospice, 580 Waters Edge, Suite 100, Lombard, IL 60148. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org. 

3 replies on “Agnes M. Poehler”

  1. We love you Agnes. Thank you for the tea times, teaching me the love of gardening & the attempts at teaching me how to sew. You had an amazing sense of humor and an appreciation for life.
    Thank you for your friendship.

  2. I have many great memories of my Great Aunt Agnes. My gandmother, Bee, was her sister and their rich family history, pictures, recipes and photos of their quilts are among our family’s greatest treasures. I had just made apple butter using Aunt Agnes’ recipe the week before her passing. I will never forget her, Uncle Fritz, Elsie, Pat and Tom and the fun times we had with them all.

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