Vivian Postl

Vivian M. Postl

1928 - 2018

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Obituary of Vivian M. Postl

Vivian M. Postl, age 90 passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Milestone Senior Living surrounded by her family.


Vivian was born on July 20, 1928 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, the daughter of Edward J. and Agnes (Morrison) Smith.  She married Robert J. Postl on July 23, 1949 and they were together for 63 years.  Bob and Vivian moved to Tomahawk in 1962.  Together they had eight children.  She was a dedicated wife and mother, Cub Scout leader, 4-H leader (Founded the Moonspinners 4-H Club), Member of Homemakers Club, member of the Christmas Goose, CNA at Golden Age Nursing Home for 15 years, Hospice volunteer, and the CEO of Postl’s Popcorn Wagon and Popcorn stand at Kwahamot Bay for 28 years.  She affectionately was known as the “Popcorn Lady”. Bob and Vivian were faithful members of St. Mary Catholic Church.


Vivian is survived by her sons - James Postl, Tomahawk, William “Skip” Postl, Mt. Vernon, Washington, Robert (Bonnie) Postl Jr., Greenville, Steven Postl, Kenosha & Gerard “Gerry” (Barb) Postl, Eau Claire; Daughters - Mary (Mike) Smith, Tomahawk, Polly (Todd) Kahle, Hartford

& Barbara (Dean) Hoium, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota; and her brother - Willian “Bill” Smith, Plymouth. Vivian is further survived by 24 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband - Robert, her parents, two brothers - Edward Smith and Frank Smith, two sisters Dorothy Postl and Patricia Kressin.


The Mass of Christian Burial for Vivian Postl will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Tomahawk. Fr. Louis Maram Reddy will officiate. The family will receive friends at Krueger Family Funeral Home on Friday, November 9 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm with a Rosary service at 7:00pm. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday from 10:00 am until the hour of Mass at 11:00 am. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Tomahawk.


Krueger Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. You may view the full obituary and leave online condolences at



4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, November 9, 2018
Krueger Family Funeral Home
101 N Second Street
Tomahawk, Wisconsin, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Saturday, November 10, 2018
St. Mary Catholic Church
320 E Washington Avenu
Tomahawk, Wisconsin, United States


Calvary Cemetery
County Road S
Tomahawk, Wisconsin, United States