Obituaries

Philip E. Poffenberger

March 2, 1940 - August 12, 2019

Philip E. Poffenberger

Obituary

Philip Eugene Poffenberger, March 2, 1940 – August 12, 2019

Philip Poffenberger, Poplar Grove, IL, passed away on August 12th, from complications of liver disease. Phil was born March 2nd, 1940 to Wayne and Edith Poffenberger in Beloit, WI. After graduating valedictorian from North Boone High School in 1958, he received a scholarship from Beloit College. Phil went on to have an extensive career with International Harvester for over 40 years.

Phil married his high school sweetheart Dianne Dimond, going on to have three daughters; Susan, Paula, and Betsy. In his younger days he played slow pitch softball, known for his backward toss to pick off the second base runner. He also loved fishing, camping, and playing golf. Their brief stay in Florida gave him ample time to perfect his one-handed putt.

After retiring, Phil spent many nights in gymnasiums and theaters watching and supporting his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Dianne Poffenberger; his daughters, Susan (Don) Koneval, Paula (Kurt) Broski, Betsy (Darrel) Cosgray; his seven siblings: George (Beverly) Poffenberger, Gerald (Barb) Poffenberger, Karen Givens, Phyllis (Darrell) Williams, Roger Poffenberger, Denis (Chris) Poffenberger, Robert Poffenberger; his grandchildren: Emily and Madigan Koneval, Annalisa, Paige, Philip and Gage Broski, Stella and Dan Cosgray.

Phil was preceded in death by his father and mother, Wayne and Edith Poffenberger; father and mother-in-law Leslie and Irene Dimond; and his brothers Curtis and Kenneth Poffenberger.

A visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, 105 E. Grove St., Poplar Grove, IL, 61065. Another visitation will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Poplar Grove United Methodist Church. A funeral ceremony will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Poplar Grove United Methodist Church. Burial in Belvidere Cemetery. Pastor Doug Carroll will be officiating. Memorials given in Philip’s name will be established at a later date. To light a candle or write a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Friday, August 16, 2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Poplar Grove United Methodist Church

815-765-2001

A visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, 105 E. Grove St., Poplar Grove, IL, 61065.

Saturday, August 17, 2019
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Poplar Grove United Methodist Church

815-765-2001

Another visitation will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Poplar Grove United Methodist Church.

Saturday, August 17, 2019
11:00 am

Poplar Grove United Methodist Church

815-765-2001

A funeral ceremony will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Poplar Grove United Methodist Church.

Belvidere Cemetery

Burial in Belvidere Cemetery.

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Diane,
I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember Phil as one with strong convictions, but he liked to joke about them. After hearing my first sermon at St. Andrew’s, he shook my hand and said how much he enjoyed the message and it was pretty good “for a girl”!

Susan Lewis 2019-08-16T05:31:54

Dianne,
I am SO sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. Sympathies to all of you…..XOXO

Jeanne Grymes 2019-08-15T21:24:32

Dear Dianne, Girls & Families,
I am so saddened to hear of Phil’s passing. He was a great person and will be missed by all. I have many fond and cherished memories of him and the Poffenberger and Dimond families. Know that you are in my daily thoughts and prayers. With my Love and Deepest Sympathy,
Becky Little

Becky Little 2019-08-15T11:35:13

To all of you in the Poffenberg clan, I am sorry to hear about Phil’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Life is prescious and passes too quickly but when our lives touched it was good with many good memories. I am grateful for that. My love to all of you.

Dick and Penny Eisenmenger

Penny Eisenmenger 2019-08-14T19:47:22

So sad to hear of Phil’s passing. Som how you think there will always be a next time to visit. So enjoyed getting to know both Phil and Dianne through my brother John and family during their time in Florida and then after when they came to visit us in Indiana when John’s came to visit. Phil had this dry sense of humor that we really enjoyed and we will miss him so much.

Bob and Sue Rosenbaum 2019-08-14T08:31:24

So sorry for your loss. I remember Wayne’s kids coming to visit my dad. Always a good time. Rip

Lowell Poffenberger 2019-08-13T17:49:15

So many memories of a wonderful, close friendship with Phil & Dianne. Our 2 families took trips, attended sporting events, shared many meals, & just had fun together. We were
blessed with their friendship. We will miss you Phil. We love you.

Sandy & Don 2019-08-13T17:02:06

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