Dean Charles Possehl died Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at his home, surrounded by family and friends, at the age of 75 years. Funeral Mass was held Sept. 19, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Williamsburg. Father Joseph Roost presided. Burial was at the Marengo Cemetery.
Dean was born April 8, 1936, near Marengo, the son of Carl and Mary (McMann) Possehl. He attended Hilton Consolidated School in Conroy. In 1954, he married Shirley Ann Fry and to this union were born three children: Harlan, Gene and Deborah. They were later divorced. On June 27, 1980, Dean was united in marriage to Marilyn (Mason) Kolosik at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Williamsburg. Dean had lived in rural Marengo since 1964 and was a lifelong farmer. In August 2011 they moved to Williamsburg.
Dean enjoyed horses, traveling to Texas in the winter, telling jokes, watching westerns, playing cards, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Dean was a very loving husband, son, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and brother.
Dean is survived by his wife, Marilyn; two sons, Harlan (Andrea) Possehl of Williamsburg and Gene (Virginia) Possehl of South Amana; a daughter, Deborah (Richard) Hubble of Grundy Center; his mother, Mary Possehl of Williamsburg; a stepdaughter, Bonnie (David) Hackert of Hedrick; two stepsons, Robin (Carrie) Kolosik of Swisher and Shawn (Dawn) Kolosik of Walford; a brother, James (Mary) Possehl of Williamsburg; a sister, Doris (Gary) Kenney of Cedar Rapids; two brothers-in-law, Francis (LaVerne) Adams and Donald (Jill) Mason; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Carl, and a great-grandson, Calan Anderson.
A memorial fund has been established for Iowa City Hospice.
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