Ernest "Ern" P. Poole
January 4, 1921 – February 14, 2020
Ernest "Ern" P. Poole, 99, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020. He was born to the late Arthur Philip and Elsie (Mortimer) Poole on January 4, 1921 in Ipswich Suffolk, England. Ern served in the British Army Signals Corps in the Middle East, Northern Africa, India, and Germany. This tour of duty lasted continuously for six years until the end of WWII. He and family emigrated to Canada and moved to Ohio in 1958. He and his family became US citizens in 1963. Ern was a skilled carpenter most of his life and retired from International Harvester as a machinist. He was a long-time volunteer at Audio Reading Service (NIERRS).
Ern is survived by his children, Jane Habig of Fort Wayne and Andrew (Janice) Poole of Pittsburgh, PA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Elizabeth Poole and son-in-law, Bill Habig.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Greenlawn Funeral Home (6600 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804). A brief family service will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 10:00 am at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Audio Reading Service.
- Audio Reading Service
- Visitation Tuesday, February 18, 2020
- Brief Family Service Wednesday, February 19, 2020