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Nephi Rudolf Poecker

03/15/1950 - 12/27/2016
Service Date: 01/04/2017
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Magma Ranch Ward, 1521 E. Bella Vista Road, San Tan Valley, Arizona

Nephi Rudolf Poecker Sr. (66) of Florence, Az. passed away peacefully on December 27, 2016 in San Tan Valley, Az.  Nephi was born March 15, 1950 in Halberstadt, Germany. He married his eternal sweetheart on June 14, 1968 and was sealed for time and all eternity one year later in the Salt Lake City Temple.  Nephi was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  He loved spending time with his family, laughing and playing games. Nephi loved fishing, camping and hunting and loved watching sporting events, especially when his grandchildren were participating.

Nephi is survived by his wife of 48 years Gloria “Teeny” Poecker and his six children; Nephi R. Poecker Jr., Jeffery Poecker, Johanne(John) Jayne, Gessika Bennett, Jared(Meaghan) and Cortney Tenney. His 15 grandchildren; John “T”, Justine, Janssen, Jace, Eric, Heather, Hailey, Austin, CeCelia, Prestin, Louis, Emma, Keatyn and Camryn, and great grandson; Ezeriah. His brother Rudy(Cindy) Poecker and sisters; Susanna (Klaus) Piotrowski, Darlen(Roger) Stubbs and Sonja(Kent) Peterson. Nephi was preceded in death by his parents Rudolf K. and Elfriede J. Poecker.

Services will be held on Wednesday January 4, 2017 at the Bella Vista LDS church building at 1521 E. Bella Vista Rd. San Tan Valley, Az. 85143. The viewing will begin at 9:00am and the services will follow at 10:00am.

A second viewing will be held on Friday January 6th, 2017 from 5:00-7:00pm at Fausette Funeral home in Castle Dale, Utah. The graveside service will be held on Saturday January 7th, 2017 at 1:00pm at Orangeville City Cemetery in Orangeville Utah.



  • Nephi was a great man. I have known his family for years. My life is better for knowing him. Prayers and hugs for his family. Love you guys.

  • I was so surprised and sorry to hear of Nephi’s death. My prayers of peace and comfort to all the family.


    Our children grew up together,and we love this family. We are saddened for their loss. Our prayers are sent your way to Teeny and family.

  • I’m very sorry for your loss and wanted to reach out to your family in this hard time to share a scripture that I found to be comforting. In John 11:25 Jesus said “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” You can draw comfort and hope from this promise.

  • My heartfelt condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. May God Almighty, Father of tender mercies and all comfort continue to strengthen you all (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4). How eager we all are to see the fulfillment of Gods promise to completely remove death, tears, mourning, outcry and pain (Revelation 21:4). The Bible also provides assurance of the resurrection hope for our dead loved ones (John 5:25). May these promises from God bring you comfort.

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