Elmer Loyd Poisel was the 4th child born to Marion Francis and Milda Marget (Foust) Poisel. He grew up in the Medaryville area. His oldest brother was Edwin. His two younger brothers were Walter and Billie. He had two older sisters, Zelda and Alladene. His has 2 living sisters who live in Pulaski Co. On 3-21-1953 in Pulaski Co. he married Mary Lu Malchow. They had 5 children and 2 foster children. Elmer lived around Medaryville or North Judson his entire life. He was a truck driver for about 40 years. He loved his family and grandchildren. He was a member of the Medaryville Christian Church.