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Carla J. Poppenhager

March 14th, 1953 – June 19th, 2018

Carla J. Poppenhager, 65, of Industry, IL, passed away at 5:55 am on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at The Elms in Macomb, IL. She was born on March 14, 1953 in Canton, IL, the daughter of Elmer and Deloris (Dober) Lawver. Carla married Steven Poppenhager on June 6, 1981 in Astoria, IL. He survives.

Also surviving are her daughter, Tara Poppenhager of Milwaukee, WI, her son, James Douglas Poppenhager of Kewanee, IL, 7 grandchildren, Douglas Lounsberry, Kole Woods, Kyle Woods, Tanner Poppenhager, Brittney Poppenhager, Hunter Poppenhager, and Dakota Poppenhager, 5 great-grandchildren, father, Elmer Lawver of Pekin, IL and her sister, Crystal (and Allen) Welker of Vermont, IL.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Deloris Lawver, brother, Carl Lawver, and 3 sisters, Darlene Westlake, Rhode Davis and Leanna Ludwig.

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

Carla was a member of the Vermont Christian Church. She loved the elderly and taking care of them. She also loved her grandchildren.

Cremation Rites have been accorded. A graveside service will be held at 10 am on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the Astoria Cemetery in Astoria. Pastor Cody Stinnett will be officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate in Peoria, IL. Carla's family invites all family and friends to her Celebration of Life immediately following the graveside service. The Celebration of Life will be held at the Vermont Christian Church in Vermont, IL.

Condolences


June 20th, 2018

Family I am so sorry for your loss and offer my sincere condolences. In the time to come I hope that your many memories of the times you spent with such a caring wife, mother, and grandmother will bring you comfort. May God's promise to be near to us when we're brokenhearted and to soon permanently end death and the pain and sadness it brings provide you with hope. (Psalm 34:18; Revelation 21:4)

June 20th, 2018

Steve and family so sorry for your loss. Our Prayers are with you.
Bill & Harriett Lockard

June 20th, 2018

Steve and all of Carla's family, So sorry for your loss, praying for all of you during this difficult time. Bob and Susie Bucher

June 20th, 2018

So sorry for you loss. I knew Carla when I lived in Astoria.Prayers for the Family!

June 20th, 2018

Sorry for Your loss. I knew Carla when I lived in Astoria. Prayers for all the Family. Sharon and Bill Ackley

June 20th, 2018

So sorry to hear this ,,, may god be with your family .Kay Bennett

June 20th, 2018

Steve sorry for your loss! Prayers for you and your family!

June 20th, 2018

So very sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet person. Thoughts and prayers for all of you. Donna J. Boyd.

June 20th, 2018

How sad we are to have lost a good friend and neighbor. Our prayers for Steve and all of the family.

June 20th, 2018

Glenn & Rita Wilcoxen

June 20th, 2018

So sorry to hear about Carla. Hugs & prayers to you all. Mark & Mary S Clayton

June 20th, 2018

So sorry for your loss may God comfort you.

June 20th, 2018

Sorry for your loss. We will pray for GODS comforting arms to hold you close to HIM.
Robert and Susan Cameron

June 20th, 2018

Steve and family please know how very sorry I am to hear of Carla's passing. May GOD show you comfort and peace. Hugs Linda Schneider

June 20th, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Carla was a wonderful woman. May God be with you in your time if sorrow. Kathy sikes

June 20th, 2018

So very sorry for you’re loss Steve and family! She was a special person and will be sorely missed! Pete & Dee Egleton

June 20th, 2018

So very sorry for your loss,CarLA was such a nice person. Thoughts and prayers for all. Marsha Thomas

June 20th, 2018

Steve and all of Carla's family-Very sorry for your loss. Carla was a wonderful, caring person. (Rev. 21:4)
Marla and Mike Rumler

June 20th, 2018

So very sorry Steve and family!! Carla was a very nice person !!You all are in our thoughts and prayers !!! Bill & Rosie Brockley

June 20th, 2018

Thoughts and prayers for all of you at this sad time.
The Gary Taylor Family

June 20th, 2018

Steve and Carla's family -so very sorry to hear of Carla's passing. She will be greatly missed. Sending prayers your way. Rod & Ruth Simpson

June 20th, 2018

Hugs and prayers for you all. Love Always, Shirley Lawver

June 20th, 2018

Steve and family—you’re in our thoughts and prayers. Carla was a wonderful woman and will be missed many. May you find God’s peace —Gary and Janet Hazzard

June 20th, 2018

Our condolences to Steve and all of her family and friends. May God bless her beautiful soul! Debbie and Jimmy Derry

June 20th, 2018

Another soul gone too soon. Sorry for your loss.
Wendell & DeeVon Schisler

June 21st, 2018

Steve and families, our deepest sympathies at your loss. She was a blessing to so many. My heart is so sad along with you. JoEllen and Randy Doyle

June 21st, 2018

Steve, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Sandy Rawley Page

June 21st, 2018

To the Steve, Tara, Doug, and family...I can't tell you how sorry I am for your loss...Carla was a great friend, and so easily loved...such a special and caring individual who enriched and blessed the lives of many people in her time on this earth, and I am so fortunate to be one of them...she ran her race well, and now has her reward she so valiantly fought for, promised to all who know The Lord...praying for comfort and His presence with the family as they continue to walk on without her smiling face and precious spirit...May you know that she is where she can no longer feel pain and has joy communing with her Savior, and we will see her again...until then, my friend...we indeed will miss you...

June 21st, 2018

LaRita

June 21st, 2018

Steve and Family..I am so sorry for your loss. Carla was such a sweet soul, I played soft ball with her and we had alot of fun. She will truly missed by many people. Prayers and thought go out to all of you.You have a special angle now looking after all of your family. May God keep all of you in his loving hands. A ole friend Janet Heflin Kelly

June 21st, 2018

Steve and family so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and family. Toni and Dwight Heaton.

June 21st, 2018

Steve and family...I was shocked and so sorry to hear of Carla's passing. My sympathy and blessings are with you. She was a wonderful person. Max Sayers

June 21st, 2018

May the Lord walk with you all at this sad and heart breaking time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry for your loss. Sandra K Yocum

June 21st, 2018

Condolences to the family. May God watch over the family and give them strength and comfort during this difficult time and the many days ahead. Carla will be greatly missed. She was a saint. She was a very sweet, caring and loving lady. She will be greatly missed. Mike and Donna Shirley

June 21st, 2018

condolences to the entire family, Dick & Linda Fisher

June 21st, 2018

So sorry for our loss Carla was a compassionate,carry ,loving, fun ,understanding,all around good person.My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. May God be with you through this and always.

June 21st, 2018

So Sorry for your loss. Sending my Thoughts & Prayers for you Steve & All of the Family's . Sue Palmer

June 21st, 2018

So sorry for your loss! Rita Cassel

June 21st, 2018

Steve, we are so sorry to hear of Carla’s passing. Her words on FaceBook were always so positive and caring of others as she, herself, was dealing with her own pain and suffering. That speaks volumes about the person she was. Prayers of comfort to you and your family in the days ahead.

June 21st, 2018

Steve and family... so sorry to hear of your great loss. I had heard that Carla had been ill and had been lifting her up in prayer for her to be healed. God has given her the ultimate healing by bringing her home. I am sorry that she had to leave her family and friends, but we in Christ do have the blessed hope that one day we will be reunited with those who have gone on, never to be parted again. Until then Steve and family, lean on the Good Lord and trust in Him. He will give you comfort and strength to carry on. Ben and Becky Peterman

June 21st, 2018

So sorry for the loss of your grandma,Tanner.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.David &Carolyn & Lucas

June 21st, 2018

Steve and Family, my heart has broke for you all. Carla was a sweet soul. She was filled with faith and stayed positive throughout it all. Such and inspiration she was! I'm so very sorry for your loss. Jordyn Davis

June 21st, 2018

So very sorry for your loss, may God be with you all. Beverly Surratt Lee

June 21st, 2018

Steve so sorry for your loss, Steve Bucy

June 21st, 2018

Steve so sorry for your loss, Steve Bucy

June 21st, 2018

So sorry for your loss Steve and family, Carla brought a lot of joy to those of us here at Lafayette Square, she was a hard working special lady.

June 21st, 2018

So sorry to hear of Carla's passing. She was a wonderful friend and faithful classmate. We'll truly miss her. Kerry & Sally Welker

June 22nd, 2018

Steve and family, We are so sorry to hear of Carla's passing. If prayers and a positive attitude could have willed her to remain here it would have happened. Although it is so very hard on you, it was not in God's plans. We don't understand now, but we know Carla is with Him now, as she Believed! Praise the Lord, with no more pain, and we know we will see her again! Our thoughts, love and prayers remain with you at this most difficult time. Denis and Jerry Barnes

June 22nd, 2018

So sorry for your loss. May God bless and comfort you with peace of knowing that Carla is with Him. Wendell and Alice Clanin

June 22nd, 2018

So sorry for your loss. We know that she is safely in the arms of the Lord and pray this will bring you all great comfort. We will continue in prayer for all of you as you go through this journey. Maurice and Kathy cox

June 22nd, 2018

Steve and family, So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. Bill and Marcia Hollenback

June 22nd, 2018

I was heartbroken to hear about Carla. I know this is a tremendous loss for you Steve my dear friend. Thinking about you and Doug and Tara during this difficult time. Love and hugs to you

June 22nd, 2018

Above From Becky Pollitt Baker

June 22nd, 2018

Steve and family, we are sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Bob and Melba Baker

June 23rd, 2018

Steve and family we are so very sorry for your loss.Sending prayers and hugs to you!

June 23rd, 2018

Above from Randy and Cindy Constable

June 24th, 2018

Steve and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Carla was a very sweet soul and will be missed by all who knew her. May God be with you all.
Ike and Linda Hackett
Norma Powell

June 27th, 2018

Steve, thinking of you and the rest of the family. So sorry for your loss. Dale & Denise

July 7th, 2018

Just found this out today. So very sorry to hear about your loss. Godspeed; Rick and Mel Berry

July 7th, 2018

Just found this out today. So very sorry to hear about your loss. Godspeed; Rick and Mel Berry

July 7th, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss! She was a special person and I was honored to have her as my friend. When my husband was ill she always gave me encouraging words. When he passed away, she was always there for me with open arms. You are among the angels now❤️