Loraine Possehl
January 28, 1926 - October 09, 2016
Elkader, Iowa

Visitation: One hour before services at the church on Thursday October 13, 2016 at Peace United Church of Christ - Elkader, Iowa
Funeral Service: 11:00 am October 13, 2016 at Peace United Church of Christ - Elkader, IA
Interment: October 13, 2013 at East Side Cemetery - Elkader, IA

Loraine Possehl, 90, of Elkader, died Sunday, October 9, 2016, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born January 28, 1926, to Gerhardt and Mabel (Harnack) Renken in rural Postville.

Loraine was united in marriage to Henry Louis “Red” Possehl on June 19, 1944, in Elkader. Two sons were born to this union.

She enjoyed auctions, antiques, cross word puzzles, card playing and bingo. Loraine was a book keeper for Leonard Auction Company for a number of years; then worked as a cook at Central Community School before retiring.

Survivors include her sons, Marlin Possehl of Minneapolis, MN, Mark (Shirley) Possehl of Grundy Center, IA; two grandchildren, Matthew (Sharon) Possehl of Bentonville, AR and Kendra (Kevin) Nikolish of Brooklyn, IA; five great-grandchildren, Lucas, Declan, Calliope Possehl, Haley and Abby Pierson; one brother, Charles Renken of Marshalltown.

Loraine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Red, on June 9, 2010; and one brother, Merle Renken.



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