Prairie Rose Cremation & Funeral Services

In Memory

Erhard Poggemiller

August 30th, 1951 - December 17th, 2023
Born in Kerrobert, SK
Passed in Calgary, AB
Erhard Poggemiller

Our family is deeply saddened to share the sudden loss of Erhard Carl Poggemiller, age 72, from Didsbury, Alberta, on Sunday, December 17, 2023, at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary due to rapidly progressing lung cancer.

Erhard was born on August 30, 1951, in Kerrobert, SK. Erhard was an entrepreneur, businessman, community leader and builder. He lived on and managed the family farm with his family near Luseland, SK while also running a successful manufacturing business in Kerrobert, SK for over 30 years. He developed a well-rounded entrepreneurial background with extensive technical education and experience. Erhard retired to Didsbury, AB in 2017 with his wife, Evelyn, to be closer to their grandchildren.

He enjoyed contributing to his community and valued building relationships along the way. He was involved with many community boards. He served in municipal politics as a Counselor in Didsbury, AB, a Mayor in Kerrobert, SK and a committed member of the United Conservative Party until he passed.

He will be remembered for his many accomplishments, his generous heart, and the many people whose lives he touched.

Erhard will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 49 years, Evelyn Poggemiller; their children, Charlene Bowman (Clinton Soetaert), Robert Poggemiller (Amanda Blair), and Cherise Poggemiller (Chad Erickson); his grandchildren, JD, Kamryn, Evy, Jennessa and Oliver; and his sister Dr. Trudy Poggemiller (son William).

Erhard is predeceased by his parents, William and Elly Poggemiller and his son, Donald Poggemiller.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1500 – 23 Street, Didsbury, AB on Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 11:00 AM.  A Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM (MST). Interment Service will follow at the Sylvan Lake Lakeview Cemetery.

There will be a livestream of the service and those interested can join here:

In memory of Erhard, both he and his family would be honored by a donation to Youth HQ at   or The Lending Cupboard




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Chris Ball
5 months ago
I was in Kerrobert in 2008 on business, the Poggemiller's were so kind to me. I felt like family. I am a better person for knowing Erhard and Evelyn.
Vangie Poggemiller
5 months ago
I was so sad to hear about Cousin Erhard. I was so glad we all got to spend time together when he, Evelyn, Charlene, Ted and Cheryl came to visit here in VA. He was happy to come. Mom and I really appreciated the visit and felt honored that you all would make the long trek here. May God comfort you all, but keep in mind, Erhard had the promise of Heaven with Jesus.
Pat Crothers
6 months ago
I am so sorry to hear of Erhard's passing and sending the family much love. Evelyn and Erhard were so kind to me with their visits after my husband passed away in 2022. None of us know how long we are going to be here and Erhard certainly touched many lives while he was here.. He will be greatly missed.
Doug Schan
6 months ago
So sorry to hear of your loss. Gone way too young
Judy Hansen
6 months ago
I only knew Erhard for a short time on the Council of the Alberta College of Dental Hygienists. He brought a refreshing and wise voice to the table with a "cut to the chase" attitude. I appreciated his wisdom at the meetings and felt that I had made a new friend in Erhard. I will miss him.
Monica Merkosky
6 months ago
I moved to Kerrobert and joined the staff of the Town of Kerrobert in 2016 . At that time Erhard was the Mayor of Kerrobert and Evelyn, the First Lady. They were generous with their time to help me integrate into Kerrobert. Thinking back to the hours and hours that Erhard spent helping me navigate the organization; what a prince. My condolences to you Evelyn, as well as my gratitude for the many dinners we shared. I hope that things will go as well as possible for you. He loved you dearly ❤️
Ron Vogel
6 months ago
I trust Evelyn and family will feel the Lord's presence during this difficult time. I understand your loss and will be praying for yous.