Elmer Possail

September 7, 2017

obit PossailSquareMarch 18, 1936- Aug. 31, 2017

Elmer Possail, age 81 of Tyler, passed away Thursday, Aug. 31 at his home. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 4 at Christ Lutheran Church in Marshall. Visita­tion was 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the Tyler Area Funeral Home with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service. Visitation continued one hour prior to the service at church on Monday. Burial was in the Arco Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent via www.stephensfuner­alservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service-Tyler Area Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Elmer Harold Possail was born March 18, 1936 to Albert and Florence (Larson) Possail in Lake Stay Township, Lincoln County. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Island Lake. Elmer graduated June 4, 1954 from Ivanhoe High School then joined the U.S. Army, where he served as a medic in Germany. He flew home to marry his wife Ila Knutson on Jan. 3, 1956 at Diamond Lake Church near Lake Benton. He was discharged in October 1956 and came home to farm. Farming and cattle were his dream.
Elmer served on the Farm Credit Service Board, Soil and Water Conser­vation Board and Lyon- Lincoln Electric Board. He was a member of the SW Cattlemen’s Association, Tyler American Legion, and served as treasurer of his church. Elmer and Ila enjoyed traveling to the 50 states together as well as Canada, Mexico, British Columbia and Germany. Elmer also enjoyed playing fast pitch softball around the Tyler area. His greatest joy was his family—he was so proud of his children and their families. Elmer enjoyed every chance he got together with them.
Elmer is survived by his wife Ila of Tyler; children— Deanna (Clair) Drake of Tyler, Roxane (Andy) We­ber of Elkton, South Dako­ta, Doug (Janel) Possail of Tyler, and Duane (Jeanna) Possail of Tyler; 12 grand­children—Darice (Jason), Chad (Renae), Daynica (Patrick), Cade (Amanda), Lindsey (Adam), Sidney (Jared), Lance (Kaitlyn), Justine, Bailey, Taylor (Ni­cole), Jade (Brett), and Shayna; 14 great-grand­children—Ramsey, Jerad, Kennedy, Reese, Kellen, Kai, Jens, Juhl, Svea, Colt, Mavryck, Rhett, Jace and Callen. He is also survived by his siblings—Marga­ret (Bob) Kolb, Clarence (Glenyce) Possail, and Clara Hastings; brothers-in-law Marvin Allen and William (Deb) Kaczrowski. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Kend­all, sisters Sylvia Allen and Laura Kaczrowski, broth­er-in-law Ivan Hastings, sister-in-law Lucinda Pos­sail, and parents-in-law Fred and Christine Knut­son.