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August Pommerening

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August Pommerening, 86-year-old father of one of Ann Arbor's four All-American football players, Otto Pommerening, died this morning at his home, 1643 Broadway, following a brief illness.
A native of Germany, where he was born Jan. 20, 1861, and was married Oct. 5, 1888, to Mathilde Wruck, he came to Ann Arbor with his bride on June 20, 1889, and had lived here since. For many years, Mr. Pommerening was a construction worker with various local firms. He then served until his retirement several years ago as watchman at Ann Arbor High school.
He was a member of Bethlehem Evangelical and Reformed church.
Survivors include the wife; six sons, William, Walter and Ernest Pommerening, all of Ann Arbor, Alvin Pommerening, Lima township, Louis Pommerening, Park Falls, Wis., and Otto Pommerening, Wayne; three daughters, Mrs. Martha Gwinner and Miss Ann Pommerening, both of Ann Arbor, and Mrs. Stephen S. White, York township; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Muehlig chapel at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, with Rev. Theodore Schmale officiating. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after tomorrow noon.