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Wilfred Ponsing

LINCOLNTON – Wilfred Ponsing, 93 of Sherrills Ford passed away on June 12, 2012 at Lincoln Nursing Center.

Born January 13, 1919 in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Fredrick and Elizabeth Tiedman Ponsing. Wilfred was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was an avid gardener and loved to play the stock market.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ellenor Ponsing and daughter, Suzanne Halliburton.

Survivors include daughters, Madeline Wray and husband Terry of Sherrills Ford, and Virginia Ferrara and husband Ben of Sherrills Ford; granddaughter, Lisa Babitz and husband John of Maiden; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Babitz, John Babitz, and Alexandra Babitz of Maiden.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Catawba Memorial Park.  Burial will follow.

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Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations are providing professional services to the Ponsing family.


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