Stephanie A. (Adams) Poggensee

     Stephanie A. (Adams) Poggensee, age 67, of Denison, Iowa formerly of Missouri Valley, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska after suffering a massive heart attack on Friday before at Denison Care where she lived the last year. Stephanie was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa on November 17, 1949 to Wilber and Maude Stephanie Adams. She attended St. Patrick’s School and graduated in 1968 and then studied in Denver Colorado. She then moved to Denison in 73’ or 74’ to live with her best friend and adopted sister Vicki DeLong.

She worked at Eventide for a couple of years and painted a mural on a wall of eventide for all to enjoy. She also wrote wonderful poetry and had many awards for it.

She then worked at a Job Corp. until her health failed. She decided to stay home and enjoy her many dogs throughout the years. Stephanie played a role in the Donna Reed Festival, making a scrapbook of all the events for year they came back to Denison.

Stephanie married Louis Poggensee at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on September 17, 1977 and made her home in Denison.

Stephanie is survived by her husband Louis and dog bubbles of Denison, Iowa, best friend and sister: Vicki DeLong, daughter: Nicolle all of Boone, Iowa, brother: John Adams of Masa, Arizona, brothers: John and Alma Poggensee of Denison, Iowa, Ernest Poggensee of Charter Oak, Iowa, Walter and Florence Poggensee of Vail, Iowa, Edward Poggensee of Manilla, Iowa, Robert and Marge Poggensee of Treynor, Iowa, Arnold Poggensee of Denison, Iowa, Donald and Pam Poggensee of Ida Grove, Iowa, Herman and Jackie Poggensee of Polk City, Iowa, and sister: Alvinia Schrerbech of Vail, Iowa, and brother-in-law: Vern Laubster of Vancouver, Washington, special cousins Mary Kay Ebby of Woodbine, Iowa, Craig Van Thyne of Las Vegas, Nevada, many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in her death by her dad Wilbur and mother Maude Adams, Gert Farley of Dunlap, Iowa, aunt Helen Adam of Missouri Valley, and one sister-in-law Minnie Poggensee Laubscher of Vancouver, Washington.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. with a rosary at 5:00 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship following the graveside service at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

In Loving Memory of

Stephanie A. (Adams) Poggensee


November 17, 1949                              Council Bluffs, Iowa

Entered Into Rest

July 16, 2017                                          Omaha, Nebraska


Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 a.m. Friday, July 21, 2017

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church

Missouri Valley, Iowa

Celebrant                         Father Raphael Masabakhwa

Organist                                                         Kris Gash

Vocalist                                                      Rick Powell

Eulogy                                                        Vicki DeLong

Vocal Selections

“Ava Maria”                             “Wind Beneath My Wings”

“Brian’s Song”                               “My Heart Will Go On”


Honorary Bearers

James Harn                                             Larry Campbell

Butch Munson                                                Jim Lyman

Lanny Demey                                       Jack McDuff

Casket Bearers

Charles Poggensee                               Jeff Poggensee

Kevin Poggensee                                Doug Poggensee

Joe Poggensee                                    Justin Poggensee

Final Resting Place Mt. Carmel Cemetery

Missouri Valley, Iowa


May The Road Rise Up To Meet You

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand



  • Connie Adams Hornbeck Posted July 18, 2017 6:39 am

    My thoughts and prayers to all of the family.

  • Kathy Michael Posted July 18, 2017 8:44 am

    Rest in Peace my dear friend. I have so many memories of our teenage years and driving around in your car. The things we did and the fun we had is forever engraved in my heat.

  • Deb Warner Posted July 18, 2017 11:29 am

    My thoughts and prays are with the family. I have fond memories of our teenage years that won’t be forgotten. May the Lord be with you.

  • Nancy PetersonSteinhoff Posted July 19, 2017 1:24 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for Stephanie’s family. Lots of memories from St. Pat’s days, fun times at the Adams home! RIP

  • Vickie (Peterson) Cameron Posted July 20, 2017 7:59 am

    My sympathy and blessings to Stephanie’s family. Lots of good memories and fun times back in the glory years. Rest easy in heaven.

  • Jerry Boger Posted July 20, 2017 11:00 am

    Sorry to hear of wife’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    God’s Blessings.

  • Cyndie Hansen Hunt Posted July 21, 2017 2:03 pm

    Stephanie and I met in Kindergarten at St Pats and went all the way through school together. I’ll always remember her laugh. My heart goes out to family and friends.

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