Elmer G. Possin
Possin, age 98, formerly of Waupun and currently residing in Madison, passed
away peacefully on September 7, 2014.
was born October 20, 1915 on the family farm, the son of Gustav and Matilda
Beck Possin. He graduated from Waupun
High School, was the sole surviving member of the Class of 1934, and played
sousaphone in the band that won the national band competition in Chicago. He married Helen M. Peachey on February 14,
1940. They resided in Burnett until
moving to Waupun in 1963. Elmer was an
advocate for education for a quarter of a century, serving on boards of education
for the Burnett, Horicon, and Waupun school systems. Elmer was a Packers fan
since 1927 when his family bought its first radio. He attended his first game
in 1933, regularly attending games for 70 years. Elmer and Helen shared a love
of travel, beginning with a 3 week car trip to the Florida Keys for their
honeymoon. This continued over the years
as they traveled and stayed overnight in every state but one. They also shared
a love of golf, playing the Rock River CC golf course together for over 60
years. He continued in his professional insurance career until age 70 as he
found so much enjoyment working with his coworkers at EMC Insurance in
Brookfield. The joy of his life was his wife, Helen, their three children, six
grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
be missed by son, George (Carol) Possin of San Francisco, CA; daughter, Barbara
(James) Holter of Duluth, MN; son, James (Peggy) Possin of Madison, WI; and
grandchildren: Nicole Possin of New York, NY, Katherine (Andrew) Kingsdale of
San Francisco, Ca, Jason (Keri) Holter of Holmen, WI, Alexandra (Matt) Koller
of Tulsa, OK, David Possin (fiancé Briana Jury) of Wauwatosa, WI and Michael (Megan)
Possin of Columbia, MO; and sister-in-law, Marian Possin of Madison.
preceded in death by his parents; and two siblings, Alice and Chester.
and family may call at Pella Lutheran Church, Waupun, WI from 10:30 A.M. until
12:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 13, 2014.
A Memorial Service will follow at 12:00 P.M. The family expresses deep gratitude to the
staff of Oakwood Village University Woods, especially the 3rd floor staff of Tabor
Oaks and Agrace Hospice for their caring assistance and support.
of flowers donations may be made to the Oakwood Foundation or the charity of
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home
of Waupun and staff are serving the family.
Please visit our website at www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further
information and to send condolences.