Bernice W. Pomberg

Bernice W. Pomberg, 92, of West Point, Iowa, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, April, 21, 2021.


She was born July 26, 1928 in St. Paul, Iowa to AC and Agnes (Klesner) Merschman. Bernice was married to Lester Pomberg on April 10, 1948 at St. James Catholic Church. They made their home in St. Paul, Iowa, where they farmed and raised their family and retired 41 years later in West Point, Iowa. Lester and Bernice were married for 63 years.


Bernice was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and never missed an opportunity to spend time with her family.  Bernice loved gardening, tending to her flowers, playing cards, and square dancing (Bernice and Lester were members of the Circle Eight Square Dancing Club for 40 years!). Bernice was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society at St. James the Less Catholic Church and St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church.


Bernice is survived by her three daughters: Carleen (Ray) Krogmeier of West Point, Iowa, Shirley (Jim) Evans of Maple Valley, Washington, and Christine Pomberg of Ankeny, Iowa; her three sisters: LaVerne Cox, Helen Moeller, and JoAnn (Ronnie) Herold; her three sisters-in-law: Ina Merschman, Laverne Merschman, and Betty Merschman; her three grandchildren: Michelle (Spencer) Sawyer, Jennifer (Carlos) Clements, and Matthew Krogmeier; and her four great-grandchildren: Jack, Henry, Olivia, and Andrew.


Bernice was preceded in death by her parents: AC and Agnes Merschman; her husband: Lester Pomberg; her infant son: Michael Pomberg; and her three brothers: Carl Merschman, James Merschman and Marvin Merschman.


Her body has been entrusted to Schmitz Funeral Home for cremation.


Friends may call after 12:00 noon, Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Schmitz Funeral Home in West Point, where the family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A parish rosary will be recited at 2:30 p.m. and a Christian wake service will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home.


A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 26, 2021, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point with Father Dennis Hoffman as celebrant. Mass will be lived streamed on the church Facebook page and posted on her obituary “Tribute Wall” on our website following the service at:


Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in West Point.


Memorials have been established in her memory for West Point Fire and Rescue or Holy Trinity Catholic Schools.


Online condolences may be made to the family at  Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.