Poscal, Joseph A., Merrill, Michigan


Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away peacefully at Cartwright Care Center surrounded by his family. Joseph was born December 12, 1925, in Gordonville, MI at the family farm to the late Alfred and Margie (Heindel) Poscal. This started his life-long love of farming. He married Wanda Crittenden in Midland at St. Bridgid’s rectory now Bradley House on February 18, 1950. He moved to his farm in Mt. Haley Township where he resided for 64 years. Joe was a member of St. Patrick’s Church of Ryan and served as usher for several years. He enjoyed hunting with his son, sons-in-law, grandchildren, and friends. He watched his grandchildren play in many sporting events. He was an avid Tiger and Pistons fan, win or lose. Joe was employed at Midland Public Schools retiring after 32 years of service as a custodian. He retired from farming in 1990 but still loved to see the spring planting and fall harvest. He is survived by his wife Wanda; children, Judy (Richard) Bluemer, Roger (Dawn) Poscal, Bonnie (Dan) Mueller; grandchildren, Kelly (Pat) Netzley, Courtney (Mike) Schiller, Ashley (Derek) Painter, Mitchell (Kelsey Neuenfeldt) Poscal, Jeff (Cassie) Mueller, Brandon (Ashley Edwards) Mueller; great-grandchildren, Reilie, Easton, Jaxen, Brielle, and an expected great-grandchild in March; his sisters, Hazel Berlin and Arlene Varner; brothers-in-law, Bruce (Barb) Crittenden and Jack (Alice) Crittenden; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Lucille Butler; brothers-in-law, Dorson Butler, Walter Berlin, Lawrence Varner; and sister-in-law Hazel Crittenden. The family would like to thank Dr. Walter Gruber and the staff of Cartwright for the wonderful care they provided to Joe. Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at W. L. Case & Company, 125 E. Saginaw St., Merrill. Fr. T.J. Fleming will officiate with burial to follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Ryan. Friends may visit with the family on Monday at the funeral home from 2:00-8:00 p.m. and again on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Breckenridge Merrill Wheeler (B.M.W.) Food Pantry, Cartwright, or to a charity of the donor’s choice. www.casefuneralhome.com