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Cecil Poss

July 21, 1930 — December 25, 2009

Cecil Poss, age 79, of Vergas, MN, passed away on Christmas Day, December 25, 2009, at the Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg, TX, only 15 days after being diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor.

Cecil was born to Herman and Adeline (Bunkowski) Poss on July 21, 1930, in Pelican Rapids, MN. He took over the family farm and served in the Korean War from 1951-1953, at which time he continued farming. He married Janice Sonnenberg on December 3, 1955 and they continued dairy farming until 1973, they later sold the farm and moved to Lake Lizzie and developed lake property and grain farmed on the side. In 1995 he and Kenny Lyden formed a partnership and developed lake property on Lakes Crystal and Franklin. They started traveling in 1974, and 12 years ago bought a place in Mission, TX where they spent the winter months.
Cecil was a past member on the Dunn Town Board, St. Paul's Lutheran Church Board, Farmers Elevator Board of Pelican Rapids, Park Region Co-op Board of Pelican Rapids, Vergas Investment Club, Vergas Lions Club, American Legion Club, and life-time member of VFW.

Cecil is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Janice, of Vergas, MN; one loving daughter, LaVonne (Mark) Richards of Georgetown, MN, daughter-in-law, Diana Poss of Fargo, ND, 10 grandchildren, Shane (Sheila) Poss, Vergas, MN, Jordan (Jessica) Poss, Fergus Falls, MN, Taji Poss (Matthew Goldenstein), Fergus Falls, MN, Andrea Houts (Nick Marts), Moorhead, MN, Lacey Richards, Denver, CO, Bryan Houts, Moorhead, MN, Mya Poss (Shawn Sampson), Fergus Falls, MN, Gary Richards, Moorhead, MN, Lyndsey Houts, Kansas City, MO, Shelby Richards, Gilbert, Arizona, and 6 great-grandchildren, Avery, Tristan, Macie, Callie Poss, Aiden Striffler, Zavier Goldenstein; 3 sisters, Marjorie (Bob) Olson of Salina, KS, Jane (Earl) Trosvik of Pelican Rapids, MN, Marion (Gary) Maxwell of Ottowa, KS, 1 brother, William (Elaine) Poss of Las Vegas, NV; along with many relatives and friends, both of Minnesota and Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his only son, Jerry.

Funeral services for Cecil will be held Saturday, January 2, 2010, at 11:00 am in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Vergas, MN, with the Rev. Robert Hinkley officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 1, 2010 from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church and one hour prior to church service. Interment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery.
A memorial service for Cecil will be held on January 24, 2010 at 3:00 PM at Green Gate Grove in Mission, TX.

Furey Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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