William Edward Poehnert, 90, died July 10, 2013, at Palm Bay Hospital. He was born in Rockville, Conn., and lived in Barefoot Bay for 30 years, coming from Vernon, Conn. He was a Navy veteran. Before retirement, he worked for Northeast Utilities for 36 years. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10210 in Sebastian. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Audrey Poehnert of Barefoot Bay; daughters, Donna Owen of Tennessee and Pamela Poehnert of Barefoot Bay; sons, Michael Poehnero of Stuart and Jeffery Poehnert of West Hartford, Conn.; brother, Donald Poehnert of Port Orange; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300 Jacksonville FL 32256. Services: Arrangements are by Seawinds Funeral Home in Sebastian. A guest book is available at www.seawindsfh.com.
Published in the TC Palm on July 12, 2013