John H. Poorman

    John H. Poorman, 84, a resident of Berne, passed away at 8:40 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    John was born on January 10, 1927, in Coles, Illinois, the son of Charles L. and Grayce (Kruger) Poorman. 
    He married Norma Schindler on February 14, 1947, in the parsonage of West Missionary Church in rural Berne. 
    John was a member of Free Christian Church of God in Continental, Ohio, and was also a member of and the lead singer of The Gospel Crusaders for over 40 years.
    John was a former employee of Dunbar Furniture Company in Berne for over 40 years, working as a production expeditor.
    He was a Korean War Veteran, serving in the United States Army.
    John is survived by his wife, Norma Poorman of Berne, and a brother, Max (Mabel) Poorman of New Haven.
    John was preceded in death by a brother, Lynn Poorman.
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at the Swiss Village chapel, with Rev. James Fry officiating.
    Interment will be in M.R.E. Cemetery of rural Berne.
    Family and friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, and one hour prior to the funeral service on Wednesday at the chapel in Swiss Village.
    Preferred memorials are to the donor’s choice. 
    Arrangements were by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne. Sign the guestbook at