Obituaries

Virginia Eileen Possehl

March 19, 1925 - July 9, 2018

Virginia Eileen Possehl, 93, of St. Charles, and formerly of Park Ridge, IL, passed away Monday, July 9, 2018, at Bria of Geneva Care Center.  Virginia was born March 19, 1925, in Marissa, IL the daughter of Eugene Carl and Mana Beatrice (McGough) Eckert.  Virginia was united in marriage to Robert John Possehl June 8, 1947.   

Virginia graduated with a degree in physical education for the University of Illinois.  She lived many years in Park Ridge and was an active member of Park Ridge Presbyterian Church.  She served as a substitute teacher in the Park Ridge Schools while raising her own children.  Virginia and her husband moved to St. Charles in 1973.  Having many great talents Virginia worked for an architecture firm in Geneva.  Following retirement Virginia and her husband moved to Gelena, Illinois from 1988 to 1999 until moving back to St. Charles.   

Virginia is survived by her three sons, Gregg Possehl of St. Charles, Gary (Susan) Possehl of Arlington Heights and Todd Possehl of St. Charles; her grandchildren, Stephanie (Brian) Timm and Robbie Possehl; a great-granddaughter Sophia Timm, a brother Paul (Beverly) Eckert and a sister Marilyn (Wynn) Church of Geneva; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Robert; a brother Shirlan Eckert and a sister Bette Meyer. 

Visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Moss-Norris Funeral Home 100 South Third Street, St. Charles, IL.  A memorial service will follow the visitation at 11:00 A.M.  A private Interment will be held in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.

In Virginia’s memory memorial contributions may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org or Bria of Geneva, 1101 East State Street Geneva, IL 60134.

Guest Book

  • Kathy Please accept my condolences with your loss . Death is such an enemy, and we echo that comforting scripture cited by another person who posted.
  • Meryl What a beautiful woman, Mrs. Possehl was. I am very sorry to read of your loss. With her accomplishments, her love and joys, she was an amazing woman. I won't pretend to know what you're going through, but what has helped me deal with the loss of those I love, is turning to the Scriptures, something that has been a real source of comfort. One Scripture that gives me hope is, John 11:25, which says, "Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life." I hope that this verse will also comfort you, and I hope you and your family can get through this difficult time. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved mother, grandma and friend. Sincerely, Meryl, jw.org - healingwordsforu@gmail.com
  • Hake, Charles A. Virginia ("Ginny") was my mother's first cousin—almost like a sister, in their youth. Although I was able to meet Virginia only a couple of times in my life, from everything I know about her, she was a beautiful and "classy" lady. May God rest your soul in peace, Virginia.