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March 16, 1944 – August 21, 2020

Bernell E. “Nellie” Ittel Lachermeier Poetz, age 76, of Winsted passed away on Friday, August 21, 2020 at The Gardens of Winsted.

She was born on March 16, 1944 in Waconia the daughter of Melvin and Esther (Engelen) Ittel.

Nellie attended school at The Little Hollywood Schoolhouse.   She grew up at the Hollywood Store now know as The Hollywood Sports Complex.

Nellie graduated from Watertown High School in 1961.

On June 5, 1962, Nellie was joined in holy marriage to Gary Lachermeier.   God blessed their marriage with four children.  Gary preceded his wife in death on January 25, 1983.

On May 21, 1990, Nellie Lachermeier and Peter Poetz were joined in marriage.  Pete preceded his wife in death on October 28, 2018.

Nellie loved spending time with family especially her grandchildren.  She enjoyed shopping and garage sales.   Nellie was a wonderful cook and took great pride in her home!

Survived by her loving children: Lisa Hagen and Lonnie Lachermeier both of Winsted, Angela Lachermeier (Ken Kutz) of Waverly and Lanny Lachermeier of Howard Lake; six grandchildren: Sharaya Hagen and fiance Josh Howard, Kaisha Hagen; Mitchell (Jessica) Lachermeier, Karson, Keith and Klein Lachermeier; two great grandchildren: Kayson and Dominic Guerra; brothers and a sister: Sheldon (Shirley) Ittel, Doug (Diane) Ittel, Colleen Ittel and special friend Kevin Tracy; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husbands, Nellie was preceded in death by her parents and her father-in-law and mother-in-law Alois & Florentine Lachermeier.

A Time of Gathering will be held on Thursday, August 27th, 2020 from 10:00 A.M. until 12 Noon at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.

Inurnment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted.   Father Matthew Wiering will officiate.

Urn Bearers will be Nellie’s grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A celebration of life for Nellie will be held following the inurnment at Lanny’s Home at 8065 County Road 5 Southwest, Howard Lake, MN 55349.  Food and beverages will be provided.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.   Online condolences may be made to

10 Guestbook Entries

  1. Barb Fasching

    My condolences to all of you. May she rest in peace.

  2. Brandon Artmann

    Lanny & Lonnie, I heard the sad news. My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your Mom.

  3. Barb Fasching

    My sincere condolences to all of you. May she rest in peace.

  4. dennis and betty rehmann...

    Sorry for your loss. We are all less of a person because of losing a really nice and neat friend.

  5. Denise Fleischacker

    A truly good friend will be missed. So sorry for your loss.

  6. Duane &JoAnn Kassulker

    So sorry to hear about the loss your mother & sister Nelly. She was our class mate and close friend. She will be sadly missed by all.

  7. Duane Kassulker

    Our condolences for the loss of your mother and sister. Nellie was a classmate and dear friend of ours thru our high school years. She will be sadly missed. Duane and JoAnn Kassulker

  8. Cindee

    So sorry for your loss , Angela. Love and hugs to you. Cindee

  9. Paul and Marilyn Gatz

    Our sincere sympathy to your family..God’s peace.

  10. Aimee Kittock

    Angelia, Ken and Lisa, so sorry to hear about your Mom, I know what a great loss that is. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during and after this time of sorrow. I am so sorry I cannot be there today. Dad has an apptmnt in St. Cloud. Know that I will be with you in spirit and thought.
    The hole is hard to fill and there will be times when crying is all you can do.
    Love you


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