January 18, 1930 - April 14, 2015


Funeral Services will be private for John W. Poganski, age 85, of Sauk Rapids who passed away Tuesday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Sartell. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.

John was born Jan. 18, 1930 in Sauk Rapids to William & Minnie (Mousky) Poganski. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. John married Phyllis (Anderson) Geisel on Sept. 14, 1968 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell. He lived in Sauk Rapids all his life and was a mail carrier for the USPS for 32 years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids, Sauk Rapids American Legion Post #254, and Sauk Rapids VFW Post #6992. John enjoyed working at Poganski Boat Works in Sauk Rapids with his Dad, woodworking, hunting, fishing, camping, and traveling with his family. He was a good hearted, understanding, patient, hardworking man who was very generous and would help anyone who needed it.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis of Sauk Rapids; sons and daughters, Lawrence Geisel of Little Falls, Ruth (Bob) Hess of Sauk Rapids, Rick Geisel of Faribault, LuAnn (Guy) Esselman of Sauk Rapids, William Poganski of Staples and Joe (Pam) Poganski of Sauk Rapids; sisters, Anna Mae Grappendorf of West St. Paul and Mary Walberg of Sauk Rapids; eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ronald Geisel; brother, Arthur; and sisters, Ruth Oslund, Leona Belle “Onie” Scott and Vera Larson.