Victor E. Poeppelman
June 29, 1932 – May 27, 2019
Victor E. Poeppelman age 86 of Lantana, Texas, passed away at his home on Memorial Day, May 27, 2019. He was born June 29, 1932 in Osgood, Ohio to the late Frank and Anna (Winner) Poeppelman. On September 29, 1954, he married Sylvia Schwieterman at St. Francis Catholic Church in Cranberry, Ohio. She survives in Lantana, Texas. He is survived by his children: Sueann Mazer and Gary Powers of Santa Cruz, CA, Jeff Poeppelman and Tina Ventrella of Huber Heights, Randy Poeppelman of Carthagena, Cindy and Dave Winkeljohn of Lantana, TX, and Angi Speelman and Jim MacKellar of Huntsville, OH. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, as well as his siblings Irene Prenger of Minster and Jean Ebert of Tennessee and in-laws Rosemary Poeppelman of Osgood, Victor Baumer of Minster, Vern Schwieterman of Lakeview, Ohio, Nancy Schwieterman of Lakeview, Ohio, Mary Thelma Hemmelgarn of Portland, Indiana, and Janet Brunswick of Coldwater, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Betty Poeppelman, and his siblings: Caroline Cron, Alfrieda Puthoff, Mary Ann Baumer, Theresa Will, Edwin Poeppelman, Amelia Poeppelman, Romilda Prenger, Luedna Poeppelman and Frank Poeppelman, Jr. He was also preceded in death by in-laws: Marc Prenger, Alfred Cron, Norbert Puthoff, Ray Prenger, Jim Ebert, Wilbert Will, Gerald Schwieterman, Eugene and Kathleen Schwieterman, Avit Schwieterman, Kate Schwieterman, and Charlie Brunswick. Vic was a graduate of Minster High School and served in the U.S. Army while stationed in Panama. He was a long-time dairy, hog and crop farmer on the family farm outside of Osgood. After farming, he enjoyed work at the Maria Stein Center in the maintenance department. In 2009, Vic and Sylvia moved to Texas in search of a more moderate climate. He thrived there while playing cards with new friends at the senior center, taking short trips around Texas, volunteering with a local handyman organization, and tending his beautiful yard and flowerbeds. Vic will be remembered for his lack of fear when it came to trying new farming ideas, for fixing anything by using any materials he had on-hand, and for singing “Mares Eat Oats and Does Eat Oats” as loud as he could when he came home from church on Sunday. He enjoyed singing in the church choir and restoring old cars. Many will remember his lanky frame driving around Osgood in his refurbished Triumph Spitfire convertible. He had fun with his kids and taught them that reading directions was optional, working hard was necessary, and eating a large soft serve ice cream cone in two large bites was a good idea. His kind heart and gentle nature will be missed by all. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Philips Catholic Church, Lewisville, TX on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Burial will follow at a later date in St. Martins Cemetery, Osgood, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Maria Stein Shrine at www.mariasteinshrine.org. Arrangements have been entrusted to Rhoton Funeral Home and condolences to the Poeppelman family may be left online by searching Rhoton Funeral Home, Carrollton, Texas.
- Funeral Mass Saturday, June 29, 2019
Victor E. Poeppelman
Connie Sue (Winner) Cron
June 2, 2019
TO.... SYLVIA AND FAMILY
Thinking of you all as you say your good bye to Victor. I am Ed and Evangeline Winner's daughter. Dad always talked about being Victor's Godfather.
I have lived in the Phoenix, Arizona area since Carl Cron, my husband, passed away 20 years ago.
Prayers to all......Connie Cron