Matthew Poerner, June 5, 1944 -- March 12, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Matthew Poerner, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born June 5, 1944 in San Antonio, Texas, a son of Mervin and Naomi (Nugent) Poerner. He died on March 12 in Eureka Springs at the age of 64.

Mr. Poerner was a regional president in the banking industry. He was of the Jehovah's Witness faith.

On April 27, 1985, he married Rebecca Kalp who survives him of the home. He is also survived by his father, Mervin Poerner; one son, Robert Poerner and wife Charlotte; one daughter, Elizabeth Poerner; one step-son, Ronnie; two brothers Martin Poerner and Russell Poerner; one sister Bonny Raby; several nieces; and a host of family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Naomi Poerner and one step-son, Chris Lee.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 28 at the Eureka Springs Cemetery with Jeff Michaletto officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at