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Leo J. Possehl, 30 Sep. 1916 - 16 May 2006


Posted By: Netha M Meyer (email)
Date: 5/18/2006 at 09:31:43

Leo Joachim Possehl, 89, of Marengo, died Tuesday, May 16, 2006, in University Hospitals, Iowa City, after a sudden illness. Services: 2 p.m. Friday, St. John's Lutheran Church, Marengo, by Pastor Doug Morton. Burial: Marengo Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo.
Survivors include his wife, Donna; five daughters, all of Marengo, Carole Denzler (Jerry), Joanne Slockett, Connie Boerjan (Charlie), Dianne Stephan (Harry) and Cindy Ballard (Bruce); 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, Missy (Slockett) and Jeff Disterhoft, Ally and Nate; Niki (Denzler) and Greg Kearney, Justin and Courtney; Kim (Slaymaker) and Mark Loffer, Bryce; Suzette (Slaymaker) and Toby Ehrle, Ella Mae and Hayden; Chris and Tonya Stephan, Tristan and Dylan; Brent Bral; Shawn and Tammy Stephan, Devin; Luke and Shannon Slockett, Brynlee; Darren Slaymaker; Jon Smith; and a sister, Mildred McMann.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Carl Possehl and one in infancy; three sisters, Leona Vogt, Leta Lillie and Florence Uthoff; and a son-in-law, Roy Bral.

Leo Joachim Possehl was born Sept. 30, 1916, in rural Marengo, the son of Charles and Bertha (Kruse) Possehl. He was baptized in 1916 and confirmed in 1929 at St. Martin's Lutheran Church, rural Marengo. He received his education in the Iowa County schools, and married Donna Wilma Hacker on Feb. 6, 1941, at St. Martin's. He farmed in Iowa County until 1997, when he retired and moved into Marengo.

Leo was a wonderful husband and father, and a loving grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Cedar Rapids Gazette, 17 May 2006, Edition: F, Page: 5B, Record Number: 2211852
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