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VERNER POULSEN


1934 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Verner Poulsen Vern Poulsen, 83, of Tacoma, Washington, was born March 4, 1934 in Voleum, Denmark, the son of Peter and Anna Poulsen, and passed away May 30, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Washington. Vern left home at the early age of 14 to go to sea. Vern was a merchant marine and a member of the Seafarers' International Union. He retired from the Port of Tacoma in 2014. Vern is survived by his daughters Anna Howerton and Vanya Poulsen; his son-in-law Fred Howerton; his granddaughters Carrae Poulsen-Howerton and Kamarie Poulsen-Howerton; and his sister Mary Hejselbaek. He will be greatly missed by his friends and all those on the waterfront. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. on June 10th at New Tacoma Cemetery's Chambers Creek Chapel, University Place, WA. Feel free to visit www.newtacoma.com for more information.
Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on June 4, 2017
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