Obituary for Clara Poehl (Kocurek)
Clara Kocurek Poehl went to be with the Lord, December 5, 2017 at St Catherine’s Center in Waco, Tx. Ed Poehl, husband of 72 years, was at her side. Services with be held at 1 pm on Monday, December 11 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Waco, Tx. with Rev. Paul Krupicka officiating. A luncheon will be held at 11:30 am prior to the service.
Clara was born September 8, 1924 in Deanville, Tx, where she grew up and graduated from Caldwell High School. She attended nursing school and worked at Consolidated Aircraft Co. during WW II. She married Ed while he was serving in the Navy and moved to New London, Connecticut until after the war. Clara and Ed lived in the Houston area until 1952 when the family moved to Waco. Clara was a homemaker for her family and a good cook. She enjoyed working with ceramics and received awards on them; there were hundreds of pieces of her handiwork on display in her home. Some of her best times and memories were fishing, particularly on Lake Somerville and on trips to Stone Cellar in Colorado.
Clara is preceded in death by her daughter, Terri Poehl Leskoven and brother, Calvin Kocurek. She is survived by her husband Ed, daughter Barbara Poehl Johnson and husband Rodger, son Keith Poehl and wife Dinka, son-in-law Les Leskoven and wife Karen, sisters Lucille Dockery, Maxine Boedeker, brother John Kocurek, eight grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery following the church service. Clara will be laid to rest near her beloved daughter, Terri. I
n lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to St. Matthew Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice.
Serving as pallbearers are Scott Miller, Brad Miller, Jack Miller, Nick Poehl, Lance Yager, and Andrew Leskoven.