Lance Kevin Poelmann

| 29 May 2019 | 12:41

Lance Kevin Poelmann of Florida, N.Y., entered into rest in a motorcycle accident on May 19, 2019, in West Milford, N.J. He was 56.
Lance is fondly remembered as a passionate father, coach, athlete, friend and brother. Born and raised in his beloved Racine, Wisconsin, he moved to the Tampa Bay area at the age of 23. He lived there for 22 years, attending college, working and playing on softball and baseball teams.
A born athlete, he competed in many sports throughout his lifetime, including high jump, pole vault and football in high school. After moving to Tampa Bay he played with National Champion Red Tide baseball team.
A four-wheeling enthusiast, he competed in multiple Jeep 4 wheel drive off road Triathlons in the Smokey Mountains.
Lance was a lifelong motorcyclist and enjoyed riding his Harley '08 V-Rod around the picturesque Hudson Valley.
He married Laura Miller and they had two sons, Hans and Vaughnn. The family moved to Warwick in 2002 to raise their boys and to be closer to family.
Lance was a dedicated father, who enthusiastically coached little league and youth football teams. He learned the art of tuning downhill skis to support his sons’ love of downhill ski racing. As ski race parent, he spent every winter weekend on the hill watching, advising and photographing the skiers on the slopes.
Lance is survived by his two sons, Hans and Vaughnn, their mother Laura, brothers Kurt (Dona), Kyle (DeAnna), Logan and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, teammates and colleagues.
Lance was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Phyllis Poelmanm.
Memorial services will be held in Racine, Wisconsin, on June 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Maresh, Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the T.S. Purta Funeral Home.
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