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Maria Poulson

May 1, 1926 June 9, 2022
Maria Poulson
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Obituary for Maria Poulson

Maria Donhauser Poulson, 96, of Fairfield, PA died peacefully, Thursday evening, June 9, 2022 at Quincy Village, Waynesboro, PA.

Born May 1, 1926 in Thanheim, Germany she was the daughter of the late Hans and Margaret (Prossal) Donhauser. She was the wife of the late Robert Poulson who died in 1976.

Mrs. Poulson worked for years at the Kinney Shoe Company and Knouse Foods in Orrtanna. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Fairfield and enjoyed playing bingo, watching the Baltimore Orioles and spending time with her grandchildren.

On November 13, 1947, she met her late husband SFC Robert W. Poulson while he was serving with the US Army in Germany and then would spend the next 18 years in numerous duty stations until his retirement from the military in 1966. During that time they would have six children and would eventually settle with the family in Fairfield.

Maria is survived by her six children, Robert J. Poulson and his wife Dottie, of Orrtanna, PA, Viola (Sue) Hull and her husband Larry, of Fairfield, PA, Charles E. Poulson and his wife Sharon, of Fairfield, PA, David W. Poulson and his wife Sandy, of Fairfield, PA, James P. Poulson and his wife Linda, of Longs, SC, Jeffrey A. Poulson and his wife Mary, of Gaithersburg, MD, 14 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and her sister, Annie Frei, of Vilshofen, Germany. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Hans Donhauser, Georg Donhauser and her sister, Theresa Sharl.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM, Thursday, June 16, 2022 at St. John Lutheran Church, 13 E. Main St., Fairfield, PA with Rev. Beverly Donnella officiating. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Gettysburg. The family will receive friends 6-8 PM, Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at the church. The Monahan Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements and online condolences may be made at monahanfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Maria’s name to the St. John Lutheran Church, 13 E. Main St., Fairfield, PA 17320 or to SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, 2700 Luther Dr., Chambersburg, PA 17202.

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

15

Jun

6:00 PM 6/15/2022 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/15/2022 8:00:00 PM
St. John Lutheran Church

13 E. Main St.
Fairfield, PA 17320

St. John Lutheran Church
13 E. Main St. Fairfield 17320 PA
United States

Service

Thursday

16

Jun

10:00 AM 6/16/2022 10:00:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church

13 E. Main St.
Fairfield, PA 17320

St. John Lutheran Church
13 E. Main St. Fairfield 17320 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

1380 Chambersburg Rd.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

1380 Chambersburg Rd. Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States
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