Tina Poegel, 49

Obit-Poegel-new-photosTina Marie (Smieja) Poegel of Bertha passed away July 26, 2013, at the Centra Care Health System in Long Prairie.

Funeral services for Tina will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at the American Lutheran Church in Long Prairie. Interment will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Long Prairie.

Tina was born April 1, 1964, in Ramsey, to Theodore and Darlene (Countrymen) Smieja. She attended Little Falls High School, where she met Jeffrey Kelso and moved to Nebraska where she lived for 11 years. For the past 10 years, Tina has worked at IWCO in Little Falls., where she met Richard Poegel and was married Oct. 8, 2005. Tina enjoyed camping, fishing, going to garage sales and auctions, cooking, flowers and karaoke.

Tina is survived by her parents, Theodore and Darlene Smieja of Belle Prairie; husband, Richard of Bertha; children, Jeffery Donald Kelso Jr., Darcie Kelso, Cody Kelso and Christopher Kelso; five grandchildren; sister, Debra J. (Mark) Gerwing of Little Falls and Teresa A. (Steve) Woitalla of Harding; brother,  Steven T. Smieja of Fort Ripley;  and many nieces and nephews.