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Memorial services for Jeffrey S. Poole will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church, Albert Lea. The Reverend Dwight Netzer will officiate. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service, and a burial will happen in the spring at Graceland Cemetery.
Jeffrey passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, MN surrounded by his family. He was only 51 years old.
Jeffrey Scott Poole was born on August 21, 1966 in Albert Lea, MN to James and Janet (Hahlen) Poole. He graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1984. Jeff would go to college at the Brown Institute in Minneapolis for a year. He began working in Television at KSMQ in Austin, MN where we worked until 1990. He would then move to Mason City, IA where he worked for KIMT until 1999. He work would take him to Atlanta, GA, where he would work at CNN as a Master Controller until 2012, where we would move back to Albert Lea and would be employed by KIMT and Diamond Jo Casino.
Jeff was a member of First Presbyterian Church, and was also a member of the Eagles. He enjoyed music, reading, golf, and watching sports. He was well versed in politics, and always up to date on current events. Family was very important to Jeff, and having a wonderful relationship with Tyler will always be cherished by Jeff.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Janet; both sets of grandparents, Louis (Elvina) Hahlen and Garwin (Evelyn) Paulsen; and many aunts and uncles.
Jeffrey is survived by his father, James Poole of Albert Lea; brother, Jared Poole of Albert Lea; ex sister in-law, Christina Jensen and her children, Morgan and Tyler Nye; aunts and uncles, Sue Hahlen of Albert Lea, Lee (Sondra) Remer of Spirit Lake, IA, Sylvia Huber of Sioux City, IA, Janell Poole of Ogden, UT, and Donald O’Brien of Ft. Meyers, FL; special friends, Mike and Christie Foraker and their children, Sam and Sophie, and Dina Lent; as well as many cousins, extended relatives, and friends.
Blessed be his memory.