Rance W. Poehler, age 72 passed away peacefully Sunday morning, January 6, 2013 at his home in Morgantown.
He was born in Indianapolis on September 3, 1940 to the late Re Fred Charles and Lelia Francis (Hillard) Poehler. Rance married his loving wife of 53 years, Mary "Mare" L. (Agan) Poehler on November 26, 1960 in Indianapolis. She survives.
Rance was a 1958 graduate of Harry E. Wood High School in Indianapolis and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business in 1972 from the University of Indianapolis while working full time to support his family. He was retired from Eli Lilly & Company in Indianapolis as a Distribution Supervisor after 35 years service. He received his Eagle Scout badge of honor.
Rance's number one priority was his family. He was a great father, husband, grandfather and son (to both his mother and step parents). He lived by high moral standards and taught great values to his children and those that knew him. He was a real outdoorsman and passed these values to all those around him whether family, friends, or neighbors. He would help anyone in need and never put himself first.
He is survived by his wife and one son: Rance (wife, Holly) Poehler of McKinney, TX; one sister: Sharon Byers of Pensacola, FL; and 4 grandchildren: Mary Chaney, Rance B. Poehler, Nicole Poehler, and Zachary Poehler.
Rance was preceded in death by two children: Christine Poehler & Kent Poehler; and two brothers: Re Poehler & Arthur Poehler.
A Celebration of Rance's Life will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 6 pm at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 pm until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of caring and kindness may be made to the Poehler family at
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