Wanda Pogemiller – Voice Of Muscatine

Wanda Pogemiller, 94, of Wapello passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at Pleasantview Home in Kalona.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 26, 2024 at the Wapello First Presbyterian Church.  Memorial Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 26, 2024 at the church.  A time of food and fellowship will follow in the church fellowship hall.  Burial will be in the Wapello Cemetery at a later date.  Memorials may be directed to the Wapello Ambulance and the Wapello Presbyterian Church.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sandhfuneralservice.com.  Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Wapello are caring for Wanda’s family and her arrangements.  

Wanda Jean Grim was born on May 19, 1929 in Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa, the daughter of James Russell and Dorothy (Thomas) Grim.  Wanda was a 1947 graduate of Wapello High School.  On January 17, 1948, Wanda was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Pogemiller in Wapello.  Wanda was a member of the Wapello First Presbyterian Church, Eastern Star, had served on the Wapello Cemetery board and also worked the polls for many elections. She was the classic Housewife/Mother of the 1950’s/60”s and legendary in her pursuit of her cleanliness in the home.   She and  Bob loved traveling to Arizona in the winter where they watched spring training and went antique shopping for pickle castors, biscuit jars and butter churns.  Wanda liked to play cards frequently, playing several times a week with various card groups – both womens and mixed couples.  She enjoyed golfing, attending Iowa football games and catching her children and grandchildren’s activities.  To her family she was known as the “World Champion of Gift Wrapping”-as every gift large or small for every special occasion and Christmas was always wrapped very delicately and always topped with a bow.  

Wanda will be deeply missed by her children, Rick (Kay) Pogemiller of Bellevue, Iowa and Jayne McCulley of Mediapolis; grandchildren, Clint (Katherine) Pogemiller, Matt (Deb) Pogemiller, Scott Pogemiller, Marc (Wendy) Whipple, Kimberley Rossiter (Joe), Allison (Joe) Malandra, Lindsey (Eric) Hausknecht, J.R. McCulley and Tanner (Ellen) McCulley and great-grandchildren, Ethan, Jack, Grace, Owen, Victoria, Diana, Kolt, Kash, Kwyn, Gianna, Tenley, Aslyn, Ronan, John, Jacob and Josephine.  

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob Pogemiller on September 21, 2009; daughter, Denise Whipple and two brothers, Delbert and Neil Grim.  

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