OBITUARY

Colonel Peter H. Poessiger

March 23, 1938May 15, 2018
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Colonel Peter H. Poessiger, 80 passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. He lost his courageous battle after a long illness and complication of post-surgery. He was born in 1938 in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany that in 1945 East Germany was under communist rule. In 1956, he graduated from Humboldt Gymnasium (Junior College) and then jumped the border to West Germany in September of 1957. Seeking freedom, he made a run for it. In 1957, he immigrated for West Germany to Grand Island, Nebraska and used his uncle as a sponsor. 1958 he was drafted into U.S. Army. In 1965, he was commissioned to a Second Lieutenant in Fort Sill, Oklahoma OCS Class 2-65. 1966 Vietnam, Bronze Star. 1967 Senior-Aide-Camp to then MG George V. Underwood Jr. CG 32nd AADCOM Kaiserslautern, Germany. In 1970, he also served in Korea. He graduated from UTEP in 1973 with Political Science Degree with Honors also in 1975 he Graduated in CGSC, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. In 1978, he was Provost Marshall 3rd Infantry Division in Wuerzburg, Germany for 4 years. In 1982, he was the Battalion Commander at Fort Bliss, Texas and becoming Deputy Chief of Staff in 1984 at Fort Bliss, Texas.1985 U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA.1986 Inspector General, at Fort Bliss, Texas. Also in 1987he was DPTMS = G3 at Fort Bliss, Texas. Then he became Deputy Commander of the 32nd AADCOM in 1990 at Darmstadt, Germany and Desert Storm. In 1992, he decided to retire from the US Military, and became Director of Fort Bliss Museums (Old Bliss, Air Defense Artillery, Old Ironsides) in 1999. In 2012 reached 47 years of Federal Service of Civil Service Early Retirement. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years Christina Poessiger, his Daughter Monika Poessiger- Miles and husband Lesly Miles, Son Steffen Poessiger and wife Monique Echaniz-Poessiger, Grandson Pierce- Ellis Poessiger, Stepson Raphael Golabek and wife Joanne Wolanske- Golabek, Grandson Patrick- Peter Golabek, and Cousins Jack Poessiger and Monike Buettner.

  • FAMILY

  • Christina Poessiger, Wife
  • Monika Miles, Daughter
  • Steffen Poessiger, Son
  • Pierce Ellis Poessiger, Grandson
  • Raphael Golablek, Stepson
  • Patrick Peter Golabek, Grandson

Services

  • Celebration Of Life Service Tuesday, May 22, 2018
  • Burial Wednesday, May 23, 2018
REMEMBERING

Colonel Peter H. Poessiger

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Andrea Wiley-Bigelow

May 21, 2018

Have so many fond memories of me and Peter "going at it" about one event or another. He always got so many laughs giving me a hard time when I would come to him to coordinate an event at the Museum. He was always very, very supportive and ensured a first class event - but not without making me grovel to some degree. I've always had a great amount of respect for Peter and adore Christina. I realize how hard this must be Christina, as you two were literally one. I'm sure Peter is giving the Angels in Heaven a hard time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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