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Emden Poos - April 20, 2010

Emden William Herman Poos, 95, of Loveland and formerly of Holyoke was born south of Wray on Dec. 15, 1914 to William and Dora (Heitman) Poos. He died April 20, 2010 at Loveland Good Samaritan Village.

Emden was the fourth of eight children. He was baptized Feb. 21, 1915 in Vernon and was confirmed March 24, 1929 in Amherst, where he attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School. Emden was a member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Loveland.

On April 4, 1940 in McCook, Neb., Emden married Raella Hageman of Holyoke. Em and Raella began a lifelong career in farming near Holyoke. Em was recognized as an Honorary State FFA Farmer. His best friend and son, Larry, joined the farming operation in 1957.

Emden and Raella enjoyed many years at their cabin in Poudre Canyon, where he liked to fish. They also enjoyed many winters in Truth or Consequences, N.M., where they enjoyed friends, dancing and rock hunting. In 1993 they moved to Loveland, where Emden liked to garden, play cards and listen to music. He loved children. He liked to go about anywhere and was still driving at age 95.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William “Bill” and Dora (Heitman) Poos, and his siblings, Genova Deterding, Annie Claymon, Willty Poos, Clara Jones and infant sister, Ruthie May Poos.

Survivors include his wife, Raella of Loveland; daughter, Linda Isakson and husband Dennis of Van Tassell, Wyo.; son, Larry Poos and wife Jeanette of Holyoke; grandchildren, Andrew Isakson and wife Chris of Highlands Ranch, John Isakson and wife Melissa of Cumming, Ga., Julie Ferguson and husband Mark of Imperial, Neb., Matthew Isakson and wife Rhonda of Levittown, N.Y., Debby Phinney and husband Justin of Gill and Isaiah Isakson and wife Erica of Sweetgrass, Mont.; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Pillard and Elva Harrow, both of Greeley; brother-in-law, Oron Schmidt of Thermopolis, Wyo; and his namesake, Emden Charles Elder of Lake Crystal, Minn.

Funeral services were held April 23 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church. Interment followed at Holyoke Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mount Olive Lutheran Church or the Colorado Good Shepherd Auxiliary in care of Viegut Funeral Home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.viegut