Elmer G. Possin, age 98, formerly of Waupun and currently residing in Madison, passed away peacefully on September 7, 2014.
Elmer 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.
He will 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.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two siblings, Alice and Chester.
Friends 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.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Oakwood Foundation or the charity of your choice.