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Sergeant Ernest Henry Poock

Sergeant Ernest Henry Poock was born on July 12, 1920 in Waverly, IA and died April 6, 2018 in Readlyn, IA.

Ernest Henry Poock entered the United States Army on September 17, 1942, in Camp Dodge, IA, served during the World War II era and reached the rank of Sergeant before being discharged on November 14, 1945 in Jefferson Barracks, MO.

Ernest Henry Poock is buried at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Readlyn, Iowa and can be located at

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Release Date: April 6, 2081.


Ernest “Ernie” H. Poock, 97, of Readlyn, died Friday, April 6, 2018, surrounded by his family at his granddaughter’s home in Readlyn.

Ernest was born July 12, 1920, in Waverly, Iowa, the son of Henry and Lydia (Warneke) Poock. He was baptized August 1, 1920 and confirmed March 25, 1934, both at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Readlyn. He attended country school through the 8th grade. On August 23, 1942, he was united in marriage to Maxine Watts at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1945. After returning from the war, he and Maxine would farm together until retirement in 1986. They then moved into Readlyn. Maxine passed away June 22, 2007, and Ernest continued living in Readlyn.

Ernest was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Readlyn. He enjoyed listening to and performing music, especially on the piano or organ. In retirement, he was an avid and accomplished woodworker, many of his pieces can be seen on display in local churches, businesses and homes. Above all, he cherished the time that he spent with his family.

Ernest is survived by two daughters, Linda (Carlos) Gomez of Readlyn and Connie (Darrel) Meyer of Dunkerton, 10 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Maxine, two daughters; Audrey Strottmann and Beverly Hesse, a son in infancy, Larry Poock, son-in-law, Ken Hesse, five grandchildren, three brothers; Walter, Werner and Lorenz Poock, two sisters; Norma Schmidt and Luella Schmidt.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Readlyn with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Readlyn and for an hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Memorials may be directed to Lutheran Hour, Unity Point Hospice or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. On-line condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Readlyn is in charge of arrangements. 319-279-3551

“Ernest Poock Obituary,” Kaiser Corson Funeral Homes, Inc., accessed July 7, 2018. http://www.kaisercorson.com/obituary/Ernest-Ernie-H.-Poock/Readlyn-IA/1790582.