Homer L Pankratz

Born: Sat., Jan. 12, 1929
Died: Tue., May 16, 2017


10:00 AM to 10:45 PM, Sat., May 20, 2017
Location: American Falls Community

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., May 20, 2017
Location: American Falls Community

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Homer and his twin brother Norman were born January 12, 1929, to Albert & Helen Pankratz in Goessel, Kansas.
He met Justina (Josie) Ediger as a patient in the hospital where she worked as an RN. Their wedding on Dec. 14, 1951 was the beginning of 52 years together. Two children were born in Kansas – Terresa and Christine; Douglas and Stuart were born in Idaho.

In 1956, while living in Kansas, Homer answered an ad for farm work in Idaho and moved the family to Aberdeen. In 1960, he found his niche in brick, block and stone construction with Norv Brown Construction.
Later as an independent contractor, his artistic abilities shone in the many stone fireplaces he built. “Pankratz & Sons” included Doug, who helped build the business that continues the same high quality work today.
In retirement, Homer switched to wood for his artistic expression – trains, 3-D pictures and intarsia – beautiful work!!
Homer credits Pastor Dale Potter with bringing him to a realization of his need to know Christ as his personal Savior. That’s when he really began to grow as a Christian and wanted to know what the Bible said.

Homer’s wife, Josie, has been in Heaven since May 15, 2004, but Dad’s brother, Norman and sister, Janice, both still live in Kansas. Three children, Doug, Stuart and Christine, live in American Falls; Terresa lives in Florida. Nine grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren are scattered out in Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Idaho, Alaska, Missouri and South Carolina.
The family will greet friends from 10:00 -10:45 AM Saturday, May 20, 017 with the funeral service will following at 11 AM at American Falls Community Church, 745 Bennett in American Falls.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com

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Barbara Stavast Green
   Posted Wed May 17, 2017
I am sorry to hear of your loss. Peace and comfort to you entire family. Dave and Barbara Stavast Green.

Judy Ediger-Grosbach
   Posted Sat May 20, 2017
Teresa, Christine, Doug, Stuart, and family May your faith sustain you at this time of grief. Sorry I couldn’t make it this time to come support you, but you have my heartfelt sorrow knowing BOTH your parents have been lifted up to heaven. Please contact me if you ever come through Colorado I live outside of Denver. With Love. Judy cell number is: (303)638-5823

   Posted Thu June 01, 2017
My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. May the promises in God’s word provide you with comfort and strength during this most difficult time. John 5:28-29

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