Todd Melvin Poole

Todd Melvin Poole

BLUE EARTH — Todd Melvin Poole, age 56, of Blue Earth, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Community Covenant Church of Huntley, with Rev. Delmar Burgess officiating. Visitation will be held one hour before the service at the church. Interment will be held at a later date in Riverside Cemetery in Winnebago.

Todd was born April 8, 1961, in Hutchinson, KS, the son of Melvin Poole and Florence (Kogel) Wishman. He graduated from Ottumwa High School, Ottumwa, IA, in 1979, where he was a nationally competitive debater and straight “A” student. He attended the University of Northern Iowa on scholarship where he was a nationally competitive college debater. He graduated in 1983 with a degree in economics.

From 1983 to his death, he was the office manager of a successful family-owned transportation business in Fort Worth, TX, and Blue Earth, MN. He lived for several love- and happiness-filled years with his fianceé Dawn Davis, who preceded him in death in 2012 in Blue Earth.

He was a prodigious reader by the age of 4. He was deeply involved in computer technology from its infancy. He loved to watch football with his family. Above all, he had a deep love and commitment to his parents and to each of his nieces and nephews.

Todd is survived by his mother and stepfather, Florence (Don) Wishman of Huntley; step-mother, Judy Poole of Ottumwa, IA; brothers, Scott (Jenny) Poole and Steven Poole, both of Ottumwa, IA; sister, Bonnie Poole of Shalimar, FL; step-brothers, Tom (fianceé Debra) Wishman, Russ (Barb) both of Boone, IA; step-sister, Donna (David) Miles of Woodstock, VT; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Poole; uncle, Phillip Kogel; and grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota in memory of his fianceé, Dawn Davis.