Thief River Falls - Brett Poole, 48, Thief River Falls, died on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D., surrounded by his loving family.
Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate the life of Brett Poole was held Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Thief River Falls, with Father Rick Lambert presiding. Interment was held at Lone Oak Cemetery in Fourtown.
Brett Alan Poole was born on May 14, 1964, the son of Munro and Jone (Vogen) Poole. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Thief River Falls. Brett attended Knox Elementary, Franklin Middle School and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1982.
He worked as an orderly at Northwest Medical Center in Thief River Falls during and following his high school years. Brett moved to Minneapolis where he attended vocational school for photography. While living in Minneapolis he lived with his grandfather, Richard Vogen and helped to care for him. Brett worked at St. Mary’s Hospital as an orderly and also helped take care of hospice patients. He eventually moved into sterile processing at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville. Brett later went to work at Sterilmed in Maple Grove, where he held a variety of positions.
On Jan. 13, 1996, Brett was united in marriage to Mary Moeller, and to this union, two children were born, Cody and Danielle.
In 2011, Brett came home to live in Thief River Falls, where he helped to take care of Mom and Dad.
Brett was good with computers, enjoyed NASCAR, photography, especially photography of animals and birds, geocaching, and had a passion for hunting. He spent countless hours hunting with his family and friends. He was a down to earth man with a heart of gold, and has helped a lot of people in many different ways. Brett was always good to help out his family and friends.
Survivors include his children, Cody and Danielle of Rosemount; parents, Munro and Jone Poole of Thief River Falls; sister, Dena (Kevin) Klockman of Ogallala, Neb.; brothers, Jeff Poole of Mentor and James Poole of Thief River Falls; nieces and nephews, Shane and Darian Klockman, Landen Spiering, Alex and Max Poole, Andy and Benjamin Poole; special friend, Lisa Poole; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard and Virginia Vogen and Elmer and Ella Poole.
Condolences may be made at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.