Linda Brachear Poggenpohl, 83, of Morrisonville, died on Sunday, March 7, 2021, in her home surrounded by her children.
Visitation will be held Sunday, March 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville. In accordance with her wishes, cremation rites were accorded.
Mrs. Poggenpohl was born May 3, 1937, in Morrisonville, to Robert and Elizabeth (Carter) Ewig. She married Roy Brachear on Aug. 23, 1959, in Morrisonville, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 1977. She then married Robert Poggenpohl on Jan. 1, 1982, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 2001.
A Morrisonville resident for most of her life, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Poggenpohl was the number one fan of each grandchild, attending every event possible, including Lincolnwood Lancer baseball, volleyball and all cheerleading events, Charleston Trojan swimming and Taylorville Tornado football and wrestling, as well as powerlifting events throughout the U.S. Her seat of choice was front and center so she could offer her unwavering support to her grandchildren and assistance to the referees when necessary.
Her schedule included Canasta games on Tuesday evenings and Pinochle on Friday nights, as well as any time friends were available. Rummikub and Dominoes with children and grandchildren brought out her competitive spirit, quick wit, and occasional sarcasm.
Mrs. Poggenpohl enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed yachting (Alton Belle) and cruises with her sister Ruth, Happy Hour at Steak-N-Shake, and numerous trips to Las Vegas.
She is survived by her two sons, Robert (Cathy) of Ashmore and Douglas (Jamie and her children, Zac and Amanda) of Taylorville; daughter, Janet (Carl) Walch of Raymond; three grandsons, Andy (Victoria) Brachear, Tyler Walch and Karter Brachear; three granddaughters, Kerri (Matt) Murphy, Kylie Walch and Kassie (Gus) Gibbs; sister, Ruth Hopper; brother-in-law, Howard (Donna) Brachear; many nieces and nephews; and two stepsons, Russell and Bruce Poggenpohl of Raymond, as well as their families.
Memorials may be directed to the Morrisonville Food Pantry or the Kitchell Memorial Library in Morrisonville.
Online condolences to the family may be left at www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com.