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Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

8800 North Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL

OBITUARY

Alex Pomering

September 25, 1998August 28, 2019
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The world lost a radiant soul on Wednesday, August 28 at 8:30 p.m. Terry and Beverly (Coleman) Pomering were blessed to be the parents of Alex Walter Pomering on September 25, 1998 in Rockford, IL. Alex was honored to be the big brother to Jason Pomering. Alex rescued his beloved dog Luna and was “Ferret Daddy” to Sebastian and Lucy. His fun, passionate, outgoing, caring, loving, nurturing personality lit up a room as soon as he entered. Never backing down from a challenge and his love to try all things new his list of talents grew a mile long; painting, drawing, woodworking, blacksmithing, automotive repair, music, sports and outdoor recreation. Alex’s wild spirit brought him troubles which trapped his fortitude against drugs. Alex had risen to sobriety for three weeks when the demon heroin ended his physical life on earth. If Alex wanted anything, it was to enjoy life to its fullest. Our prayer, as parents, is that people discover you can do that without the influence of drugs and alcohol. Please take our son’s death and turn it into your passion to beat the trap of addiction. There is NO shame in admitting you are human and made bad choices. There is ALWAYS a way out. God can be your strength to change the world. Alex was predeceased by his Grandparents; Suzanne Puddicombe-Coleman and just three months ago David Coleman along with Great-Grandparents; Pearl and Walter Pomering, Maynard Beeman, Lueva and Freeman Coleman, Dora and Burdell Puddicombe and Aunt Dawn Coleman. Alex leaves in mourning his parents, brother, Grandparents Connie and Walter Pomering, Great-Grandmother Winona Beeman, Aunts and Uncles; Debbie and Ron Austin, Scott Pomering, Angie Pomering, Nannette and Norm Reid, David Coleman II, numerous other family members, friends and the entire Ackerson Family. To celebrate the impact Alex had on the world we are hosting a Visitation/Reception on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 5 - 7 pm at Dignity Sunset Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, 8800 N. Alpine Rd, Machesney Park, IL 61115. The Memorial Service will be Saturday, September 7, 2019 starting at 10 am at Hope Evangelical Free Church, 5656 Elevator Rd, Roscoe, IL 61073. A procession to Sunset Funeral Home and Inurnment will follow the Memorial Service. We invite everyone to participate in all celebrations including a catered luncheon at Hope church from 12:15 - 3:00pm. I tell you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. ~ John 16:33 NIV

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  • FAMILY

  • Alex was predeceased by his Grandparents; Suzanne Puddicombe-Coleman and just
    three months ago David Coleman along with Great-Grandparents; Pearl and Walter
    Pomering, Maynard Beeman, Lueva and Freeman Coleman, Dora and Burdell
    Puddicombe and Aunt Dawn Coleman. Alex leaves in mourning his parents, brother,
    Grandparents Connie and Walter Pomering, Great-Grandmother Winona Beeman,
    Aunts and Uncles; Debbie and Ron Austin, Scott Pomering, Angie Pomering, Nannette
    and Norm Reid, David Coleman II, numerous other family members, friends and the
    entire Ackerson Family.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Visitation Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 7, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Inurnment

Memories

Alex Pomering

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Ann Johnson (Molitor)

September 6, 2019

Alex was in my second grade class. He was the cutest little freckle face with the best smile! He was smart and funny. He loved to chat with his friends. He was still friends with some of those kids as a young man. I’ll never forget what a great person he was. RIP Alex💙💙💙

Greg Kershner

September 6, 2019

We are deeply saddened by the news of your loss. We pray that God will grant you strength in this very difficult time. Our most sincere condolences.

Greg Kershner and Family

Bev Pomering

September 4, 2019

Pondering life at 16.

Bev Pomering

September 4, 2019

AAAHHH!

Bev Pomering

September 4, 2019

Game winning homerun!

Bev Pomering

September 4, 2019

Where it all began... Daddy coaching. So funny to remember all the dandelion picking that was going on.

Bev Pomering

September 4, 2019

Coach Z & Alex at Leland Park.

Karen Utech

September 1, 2019

I still have the Christmas card he painted one year. such a good artist.

Adam Valley

September 1, 2019

I have so many warming memories but nothing will ever compare to the huge smile we both gave every time we saw each other

Hailey Powell

August 30, 2019

First thing that pops in my mind when I think about Alex is his smile and his personality. Never have I met someone as kind and funny as him and I remember in high school he was always so nice to me even though we didn’t talk much. He was an amazing guy and I’ll forever remember his big contagious smile ❤️ All of my love and prayers go to his family and friends. We will always remember you Alex ❤️

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