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Death, Eric Pomeroy, Stromsburg resident, 79

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Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 12:00 am

Eric Ronald Pomeroy (Stan Pulanski "The Mad Russian")

Eric Ronald Pomeroy (Stan Pulaski "The Mad Russian"), 79, of Stromsburg, passed away Sept. 29, 2012 at Annie Jeffrey Memorial County Health Center in Osceola.

Graveside memorial services will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Stromsburg Cemetery with Pastor Dan Spearow officiating. There will be no visitation.

Inurnment will take place in the Stromsburg Cemetery. Dubas Funeral Home of Stromsburg and Osceola have been entrusted with arrangements.

Eric was born June 12, 1933, the oldest of 11 children, to Hubert and Violet (Yetman) Pomeroy in St. John's, Newfoundland.  He was baptized in the Methodist Church in St. John's as a child. He attended school at St. John's school in Newfoundland.

At age 18 he began a pro-wrestling career for the AWA in Toronto, Canada. He wrestled around the world from 1951 until 1974. In 1974 he was in a car accident which forced him to retire from professional wrestling.

On Dec. 31, 1978 he was united in marriage to Lynn Ann Kreis at the Stromsburg United Methodist Church. Stan began working as head of maintenance at the Osceola Good Samaritan Society in Osceola where he worked for 30 years.

Stan also worked for the Nebraska Horse Racing Commission as a valet who saddled the horses and worked with the jockeys prior to the race.

Stan lived life by this motto "Life is lived but once, if it is lived well, once is enough." He enjoyed riding motorcycles and working with horses, and fishing and hunting with his family in Palmer.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn of Stromsburg; daughter, Rhonda (Tim) Pomeroy of McCool Junction; granddaughters, Amber (Jeremy) Sheffield and daughter Jaylee of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Shanalee (Adam) Peister and daughter Ellie of Kansas City, Mo.; sisters, Lorraine Noftal and family of St. John's, Newfoundland and Sharon Pomeroy and children, Jamie and Jordon Belisle of Ottowa, Canada; brother, Hubert (Vivian) Pomeroy Jr. and Warren and family of Clearinville, Newfoundland; mother-in-law, Doris Kreis of Stromsburg, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Hubert and Violet; and brothers and sisters, John Arthur Pomeroy, Dorothy Barbara Pendergast, Joyce Doreen Brown, Cyril Pomeroy, Bonita Pomeroy, Judy Pomeroy and May Pomeroy.

Memorials are suggested to the family in lieu of flowers.

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