Linda (Ewig) Brachear Poggenpohl, of Morrisonville, passed away on March 7, 2021, in her home surrounded by her children.
Linda was born in Morrisonville, Illinois, on May 3, 1937, the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Carter Ewig. She married Roy Brachear on August 23, 1959, in Morrisonville. He preceded her in death on September 15, 1977. She married Robert Poggenpohl on January 1, 1982. He passed away on December 25, 2001.
She is survived by two sons, Robert (Cathy) of Ashmore, Ill., and Douglas (Jamie, and her children, Zac and Amanda) of Taylorville, Ill.; daughter, Janet (Carl) Walch, of Raymond, Ill.; three grandsons, Andy (Victoria) Brachear, Tyler Walch, and Karter Brachear; three granddaughters, Kerri (Matt) Murphy, Kylie Walch, and Kassie (Gus) Gibbs. She also leaves a sister, Ruth Hopper; brother-in-law, Howard (Donna) Brachear; many nieces and nephews; and two stepsons, Russell and Bruce Poggenpohl of Raymond, and their families.
Linda lived most of her life in Morrisonville. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Linda was the #1 fan of each grandchild attending every event possible, including Lincolnwood Lancer baseball, volleyball, and all cheerleading events, Charleston Trojan swimming, and Taylorville Tornado football and wrestling as well as powerlifting events throughout the U.S. Her seat of choice was front and center so she could offer her unwavering support to her grandchildren and assistance to the referees when necessary. Her schedule included Canasta games on Tuesday evenings and Pinochle on Friday nights as well as anytime friends were available. Rummikub and Dominoes with children and grandchildren brought out her competitive spirit, quick wit, and occasional sarcasm.
Linda also enjoyed yachting (Alton Belle) and cruises with her sister, Ruth, Happy Hour at Steak-N-Shake, and numerous trips to Las Vegas.
Visitation: Her family will meet friends from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville. In accordance with Linda’s wishes cremation rites were accorded.
Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories of Linda, or offer condolences to her family.