Allan L. Poellet, 76, of Hubbard Lake, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at his home. Born October 16, 1938 to Allan and Lillian “Betty” (Stephenson) Poellet in Detroit, he was raised in Ferndale. He met Karen Woidka on Hubbard Lake, and they were married on July 22, 1961 in Saginaw. Allan earned a Bachelor of Science Engineering degree, and later a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. He worked as an engineer and manager for Champion Spark Plug, a career that took him from Detroit, to Burlington IA, Toledo OH, Redding CA, and Liberty SC. In 1995, he retired after over 30 years with the company. He owned and operated Guardsman Wood Pro in Saginaw before moving to Hubbard Lake in 1997. Allan was a member of Spruce Lutheran Church, and of the choir. He acted with the Alpena Civic Theatre, and was a volunteer tutor with the READ program through the Alpena County Public Library. He enjoyed woodcarving, reading, photography, and especially bird watching. Allan is survived by his wife, Karen; three sons, Todd (Cheryl) Poellet of De Pere WI, Matthew (Natalie) Poellet of Cedar Rapids IA, and Ian Poellet of Portland OR; one daughter, Nicole (Rajeev) Poellet-Krishna of Columbus OH; nine grandchildren, Benjamin and Nathan Poellet, Dana (Eric) Ratliff, Shawn, Bryce, Luke, and Micah Poellet, Rhiannon Poellet, and Alexander Krishna; one great-grandson Jacob Ratliff; and his mother Lillian “Betty” Poellet of Saginaw. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 12:00 noon at the Spruce Lutheran Church. Rev. Richard Clapp will officiate. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM at the church. Memorial donations are suggested to the READ program through the Alpena County Public Library, the Lewy Body Dementia Association, or Spruce Lutheran Church. Cremation arrangements were made through Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln.
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