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 www.chilsonfuneralhome.com