Carla Poppenhager

Carla PoppenhagerCarla J. Poppenhager, 65, of Industry died at 5:55 a.m. June 19, 2018, at The Elms in Macomb.

She was born March 14, 1953, in Canton, a daughter of Elmer and Deloris Dober Lawver. She married Steven Poppenhager on June 6, 1981, in Astoria. He survives.

Also surviving are her father, Elmer Lawver of Pekin; one daughter, Tara Poppenhager of Milwaukee, Wis.; one son, James Douglas Poppenhager of Kewanee; one sister, Crystal (and Allen) Welker of Vermont; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Deloris Lawver; one brother, Carl Lawver; and three sisters, Darlene Westlake, Rhode Davis and Leanna Ludwig.

She was a CNA caregiver for several years. She also worked at Wal-Mart in Beardstown and Macomb for a total of 20 years. After her 20 years at Wal-Mart, she worked for Help at Home in Macomb.

She was a member of Vermont Christian Church.

Cremation Rites have been accorded. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at Astoria Cemetery with Pastor Cody Stinnett officiating. All family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life immediately following the graveside service at Vermont Christian Church. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate in Peoria.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/27/2018


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