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Deloris M. Pooley, 92

Jan 31, 2016

Deloris Pooley

Blue Earth Deloris “Dolly” Pooley, age 92, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at the Lutz Wing Nursing Home in Fairmont.

Funeral Service were Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at Hope United Methodist Church of Blue Earth. Burial was at the Riverside Cemetery of Blue Earth.

She was born Deloris Marie Hart on April 3, 1923 to Ruth and Irvin Hart, in Hitchcock, South Dakota. She grew up in Iroquois, South Dakota and graduated from high school there. On Sept. 2, 1941 she married Wilbur Dale Pooley in Blue Earth. They spent the first years of their marriage living near Fedora, South Dakota, before moving to Blue Earth in 1946. They were married 39 years before his passing in 1981. Throughout their marriage they owned and operated scrap metal recycling businesses in Blue Earth, Mankato and Fairmont. After retiring as the bookkeeper for the family business Deloris spent time traveling the world. In her life she toured China, Australia, Europe and the British Isles, Central and South America. Deloris also loved to read and was a lifelong learner.

She is survived by seven children, Richard (Shirley) Pooley, of Fairmont, Ronald Pooley, of Madison Lake, Terry (Arlene) Pooley, of Janesville, Greg (Beth) Pooley, of Madison Lake, Douglas (Glenda) Pooley, of Roseville, Susan (James) Pirsig, of Jackson, Lisa (Dan) Gauper, of Bloomington; sisters Twila (LaVern) Tibbetts, of Blue Earth, and Darlene Broderson, of Omaha, Nebraska; 15 grandchildren and 19 great- grandchildren.

Deloris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sister Bonnie Lindemann; and an infant daughter, Cara Lynn.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com