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Velda Doris Pokrandt

d. December 8, 2014

Velda D. Pokrandt, age 85, passed away on Monday, December 8, 2014 at her residence with her family by her side. She was born on March 28, 1929 to Albert and Emma (Kuehl) Tesch in the Town of Leon in Waushara County. She married Raymond Pokrandt on September 9, 1950 in Oshkosh, WI.Velda graduated from Berlin High School and then attended two years at Oshkosh Business College. Velda had several different jobs throughout her career. She worked at 1st National Bank, AP Nonweiler Paint in the office, and later at Lakeside Plastics as an office manager.She is survived by her husband, Raymond; children, Pat Dennis, Pam (Scott) Edwards, Paula (Tom) Westaway, and Ray (Patty) Pokrandt ; grandchildren: Shawn and Eric Dennis, Bryan (Toni) and Jason Edwards and Mark and Becky Pokrandt ; great-grandchildren Gracie and Zachary Dennis; and brothers, Vernon (Evelyn) and Verlin (Gladys) Tesch.Velda was preceded by her parents; brother, Volvia; and infant brother, Veldar; and sisters, Verona Wendt and Vernice Roshinko.A funeral service for Velda will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church (370 Bowen St.) with Rev. Kelly Leary officiating. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Park.The family would like to thank the staff at Island Shores for their wonderful care. We also want to express our thanks to the hospice staff, especially Mary, Jeanne, Kathy, and Ellen, for keeping Velda comfortable and loved.Too often, I believe, we find ourselves spending our time mourning our loss when I believe that we should be celebrating a life that will always continue to give long after it has ended...My grandmother Velda was a kind, selfless woman who helped to shape me as a human being. She was many things: a card shark, a great baker and cook, a shoulder to cry on, and a wonderful wife of over 64 years. The greatest thing that my grandmother was to me was hope. She was that rare human being that truly was the epitome of hope in humanity. Every attribute she had was built upon pleasing those that she loved, setting a good example for her family in all that she did, and in making the world that she was a part of a happier place with her presence.So on this solemn day, I choose not to remember the struggles that she went through but the joy that she brought me and her entire family. I choose to say that because of her wonderful and amazing life that I will never stop smiling when I think of her. I choose to celebrate the journey that she made to her new home among the angels of this world and of all past worlds. I choose her life and all that it continues to stand for. I choose to remember that Velda Pokrandt will never cease to be my hope in humanity. Love you Grandma, Bryan

Lake View Memorial Park



2786 Algoma Bvld.
Oshkosh
WI
54901






Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church



370 Bowen Street
Oshkosh
WI
54901

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Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church



370 Bowen Street
Oshkosh
WI
54901

00:00.0
4:30p.m.

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