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Julia Christine (Rofkar) Pole

March 20, 1932 ~ December 11, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Julia Pole Obituary

Julia Christine Pole, 91 of Sandusky, died peacefully in her sleep on Monday morning, December 11, 2023, at Firelands Regional Medical Center, Main Campus, Sandusky.

   She was born on March 20, 1932, in Port Clinton, to Franklin and Stella (Raikes) Rofkar.  Julia had many wonderful memories of growing up on Catawba Island.  She graduated Valedictorian of her class and was a life-long learner till the day she died.  Julia was an avid reader of history, science, medicine, biographies and everything non-fiction.

   After her husband's retirement, she and Don enjoyed many bus trips to the midwest and the northeastern states.  Having said that God was so good to her, her pride, joy, wealth and legacy is her family, a family of doctors, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, business and medical professionals and teachers.  

   Julia is survived by eight children, Dr. John (Jane) Pole, Tony Pole, Fran (David) Cullen, Debbie Barnum, Roseanne Pole, Carol (Gary) Hipp, Dr. Michael (Martha) Pole, Anne (Jack) Contieri; 19 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 73 years, Donald Joseph Pole on October 8, 2023; her daughter, Joanne; an infant son; and her brother, Frank Rofkar.  

   It was her wish to be cremated.  The family will receive friends on  Tuesday, December 19, 2023, from 6-8 pm at the David F. Koch Funeral and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for her on Wednesday morning, December 20, 2023, at 10 am at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky.  Fr. Monte Hoyles officiating.

   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Erie County Right to Life, P.O. Box 1385, Sandusky, OH 44871-1385 or to Prayers From Maria Children's Cancer Foundation, 20226 Detroit Road, Rocky River, OH 44116.

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Receive friends
December 19, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
David F. Koch Funeral & Cremation Services
520 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870

Mass of Christian Burial
December 20, 2023

10:00 AM
Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
510 Columbus Ave.
Sandusky, Ohio 44870


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