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
“Ava Maria” “Wind Beneath My Wings”
“Brian’s Song” “My Heart Will Go On”
James Harn Larry Campbell
Butch Munson Jim Lyman
Lanny Demey Jack McDuff
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