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Edward "Ed" Pommerening

March 14, 1947 — December 24, 2022

Edward “Ed” Allen Pommerening, 75

Edward “Ed” Allen Pommerening, 75, of Kingston, Idaho, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly from cardiac failure caused by a brief illness, on December 24, 2022 at the Shoshone Medical Center of Kellogg.  He was born March 14, 1947 in Walla Walla, Washington; Ed was the son of Edwin and Grace Pommerening.

Ed attended and graduated from the McLoughlin Union High School of Milton- Freewater, Oregon.  He  attended the University of Idaho and received his Bachelors Degree in Agriculture/Forestry.  Ed then proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam Era in the 101st Airborne Rangers.  After serving in the military, Ed furthered his education and received his Masters Degree in Forestry from the U of I.

Ed moved to the Silver Valley in 1972, when asked to serve as a Forester for the Bunker Hill Mining Company.  He took the initiative to implement the massive project of reforestation, in solving a major environmental problem covering 18 square miles from 1974 – 1982 and then again in 1989 – 1994.  It was the mining industry through the leadership of Ed and the help of local high school and college students that recovered what had been lost.  Ed left a legacy of love for the Silver Valley and its people through the labor of the Bunker Hill reforestation project and underground nursery.  In 1993 and to the present, Ed served as owner and operator of Riverview Timber Services, LLC.

Ed married Sandra Herrera on May 21, 1999 in Ogden, Utah.

Ed was a life-time member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion.  He had also served on the Kellogg School District Board, the Shoshone Medical Center Board of Trustees, and as President of the Kootenai/Shoshone Soil and Water Conservation District.

Above all, Ed loved and enjoyed his family.  He also enjoyed woodworking, gardening, cooking, off- shore ocean fishing for halibut and salmon and walking the mountains with his black labs.

Ed is survived by his wife Sandra of the family home of Kingston; four children Rachael and Cory Whitfield of Strasburg, Pennsylvania; Eric Pommerening and his fiancée Lisa James of Irving, Texas, Seth and Hilary Pommerening of Post Falls, Idaho and Jakob and Mary Pommerening of Lebanon, Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren Zoe, Avry, Jameson, Emelia, Levi, Grace, Brynlee and Weston; one brother Ron Winkleman of Denair, California.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Ed was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Theresa and one brother William.

Memorial Services will be held and announced at a later date.

A recent video was just released by the Kootenai-Shoshone Farm Bureau and the Idaho Farm Bureau on Ed and you may view it by this link

The family suggests that memorials may be made to a Childrens Hospital of your choosing or to the Arbor Day Foundation.

You may share your special memories of Ed with his family at



The family of Edward “Ed” Allen Pommerening, who passed away on December 24, 2022 in Kellogg, ID, announces a celebration of his life to be held on Sunday, August 13, 2023 at Noah’s Loft at the Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg, ID with an afternoon time forthcoming. A catered reception will follow at Noah’s Loft. Prior to his farewell gathering in August, his family will gather on March 16, 2023 at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA for a graveside service with military honors. For more information, one may contact Shoshone Funeral Services of Kellogg, ID. Shoshone Funeral Services, Kellogg, is assisting the Pommerening family with Ed’s arrangements.

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