Vernon E. "Vern" Poll

Jan 26, 1949 - Jan 29, 2022

Vernon E. "Vern" Poll

January 26, 1949 - January 29, 2022


Vernon E. "Vern" Poll, 73, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, January 29, 2022, at his home.

A funeral mass celebrating Vern's life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M., Friday, February 4, 2022, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at a later date.

It is recommended to utilize masks during the visitation and services.

Vernon E. Poll was born on January 26, 1949, in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Raymond H. and Wilma Clara (Weis) Poll. He graduated from Andrew High School in 1967. He then attended Wisconsin State University at Platteville prior to joining the Army National Guard of Iowa. He married Cynthia Marie Miller on September 26, 1970, in Maquoketa, Iowa. Three children were born to this union, Lindsay, Joshua, and Andrea.

Vern had done carpentry and construction work his whole life. He first worked for Paul Laughlin Construction and then John Cressey Construction. He was also the co-owner of Poll & Moore Construction Company in Maquoketa, and later worked for G.L. Stockham and Son in Maquoketa. Lastly, he owned and operated Vern Poll Builders in Maquoketa. He also farmed on the side and raised purebred Angus Cattle.

Vern was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa where he served as a head usher and on the Buildings and Grounds committee. He was a leader of the Buckhorn Busy Bodies 4-H club for 23 years, a member of the Jackson County 4-H Food Stand committee for over 30 years and served on the 4-H Youth Committee. In 1984 he was named an honorary 4-H member and in 1988 he received the Charles Butterworth Award for service. In 2012, Vern and Cindy were inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. Vern also was a member of the Jackson County Cattlemen and the Eastern Iowa Angus Association. He enjoyed farming, woodworking, spending time with his family and grandchildren as well as watching the Iowa Hawkeyes. He especially enjoyed attending his grandchildren's activities, sporting events and cattle shows.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Cindy Poll of Maquoketa, IA; children, Lindsay (Mike) Metcalf of Pleasantville, IA, Josh (Stacie Johnson) Poll of Maquoketa, IA, and Andrea Glasscock of Bondurant, IA; 7 grandchildren, Cody and Colton Metcalf, Madison, Macy and Hazel Poll, and Cole and Kinsley Glasscock; siblings, Lorraine (Larry) Gilmore, Lois Barten, Patricia (Vince) Gerardy and Donald (Barb) Poll all of Maquoketa, IA; mother-in-law, Rose Marie Miller of Maquoketa, IA; brother-in-law David (Pat) Miller of Fisher, IN, and sister-in-law Bernice Poll of Maquoketa, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Duane, Roger and Kenneth, and a brother-in-law Herman Barten.

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Fri, Feb 4, 2022 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carson Celebration of Life Center

318 West Pleasant Street
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

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Sat, Feb 5, 2022 at 10:30 am
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

200 S. Vermont Street
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

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