Funeral services for David Emmett Poole of Albert Lea, MN, will be held Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. Pastor Eileen Woyen will officiate. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4 until 7- and one-hour prior at the church. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
David died Saturday, June 8, 2019 at St Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN surrounded by his loving family. He was 80 years of age.
David was born October 6, 1938 in Albert Lea, MN, the son of Albert and Luella (Nielsen) Poole. He graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1957 and was united in marriage to Shirley Selle on June 14, 1959 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. David was an Albert Lea resident all of his life and worked as an electrician at Gordon Electric, Schammel Electric and Hicks Electric before starting Poole Electric and Bike Shop in 1969. He had been president of the Electrical Union #949 and the Southside Businessmen’s Association. David loved to tinker and was always busy working with bikes, electrical, fire extinguishers and his can recycling business. He also enjoyed his cigars, having coffee with his buddies and playing squirrel card game.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shirley Poole of Albert Lea, MN, children; Donna (Bud) Fowler of Johnson City, TN, Debbie Hruza of Havelock, NC, Susan Nielsen of Albert Lea, MN, Sharon (Al Dudas) Friedman of Austin, MN, Jerry Poole of Albert Lea, MN, Connie (Patrick) Holl of Albert Lea, MN, Luke (Lori) Poole of Glenville, MN. Grandchildren; Jean (Matt), Melanie (Greg), Josh (Samantha), Blake, Kassidy, Kambria (Mike), Jazmine (Christian), Callen (Tasha), Ashley (Tony), Kallie, Loryn (Eric), Laci (Collin), Lani (Danny). Great grandchildren; Vanessa, Daniel, Adam, Jacob, Aaron, Hannah, Emmett, Mason, Bennett, Brynleigh and Presley. Also surviving are brothers Dean (Mary) Poole of Albert Lea, MN, Dwight (Laura) Poole of Albert Lea, MN, and sister Mary Poole of Des Moines, IA.
David was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dick, sisters Katherine, Myrna, a sister in infancy and nephew Gene.
Thank you to all who supported Dave in his many years of providing service to the area with repairing bikes, motors, and electrical issues. He will be greatly missed by all, especially his family! A special thanks also to all the people who assisted at Market Place, MCHS Albert Lea ER doctors and staff, Mayo Clinic flight crew, Mayo Clinic Cardiac ICU doctors and staff. We can’t thank you enough for the special care you gave David.