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Robert Pomrenke

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[November 26, 2011]  BLOOMINGTON -- Robert "Bob" Pomrenke, 96, of Bloomington died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at 3:20 p.m. at Heritage Health, Normal.

He was cremated.

A memorial service will be in Chicago at a later date.

Arrangements were by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Mr. Pomrenke retired in 1978 from First National Bank of Chicago, where he was a teller.

He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II.

Bob was born on Jan. 1, 1915 in Lafe, Ark. His parents were Julius and Bertha Kleiner Pomrenke. He married Berneice Dammerier in 1944 in Chicago. She preceded him in death in 1989.

He is survived by two sons, Robert (and Nancy) Pomrenke of Jacksonville, Fla., and Brian (and Nancy) Pomrenke of Woodstock, Ga.; two daughters, Bonnie (and Dale) Steffens of Lincoln and Barbara (and Terry) Arr of Normal; 10 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

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He was also preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. He was the last of his immediate family.

Bob was a member of the American Legion and the Chicago Musicians Union.

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