George A. “Poozle” Pozanc, age 88, of Pine Island/Winona, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020, at the Pine Haven Care Center in Pine Island, Minn.
He was born on July 23, 1932, in Winona, to John Sr. and Theresa (Verdick) Pozanc. He married Carole Armitage on September 8, 1962, and she preceded him in death on October 5, 1997.
George worked in excavating, construction, bartending, delivery services and as a futcher (fish butcher). George was a life-long member of the Eagle’s Club and the Winona Athletic Club. He will be remembered for his love of fishing, hunting, and gardening, and he especially cherished the time he spent with his great-grandchildren.
George is survived by his daughter, Mary Jo (Chris) Templeton, Pine Island, Minn.; son, Christopher Pozanc, St. Charles, Minn.; daughters, Josephine Pozanc, Byron, Minn., Jennifer Pozanc, Lillydale, Minn., and Georgine (Fred) Gersdorff, Harper Woods, Mich.; grandchildren, Ashley (Adam) Thompson, Bethany (Ryan) Beilby, Taylor Pozanc and Anthony Horton; great-grandchildren, Parks, Brynlee and Rylee Thompson, Olivia and Mackenzie Jacobsen, and Devon and Sawyer Sanford; siblings, Harry Pozanc, Esther Bescup, Teresa Thicke, Shirley Larson, Chester (Sharon) Pozanc, and Christine Whetstone; sisters-in-law, Barbara Pozanc and Irene Pozanc; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John Jr. and Ray Pozanc; brothers-in-law, Tom Bescup, Lyle Whetstone, Bernard Thicke, and Bradley Larson; sister-in-law, Alice Pozanc; and great-granddaughter, Analisse Thompson.
Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until noon on Friday, September 18, 2020, at the Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home’s new location at 376 East Sarnia Street in Winona. Those attending are required to wear a mask, and to follow social distancing guidelines.
George will be laid to rest at St. Mary’s Cemetery in a private family ceremony. Pallbearers will be Chris Templeton, Fred Gersdorff, Ashley Thompson, Bethany Beilby, Taylor Pozanc and Anthony Horton.
Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences or memories may be left for George’s family at www.watkowski-mulyck.com.
Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.