Isadore (Issy) James Posante, 97, passed away on September 2, at home with his family. He was born in Louisville on May 1, 1922, son of the late Phillip and Rebecca (Abrams) Posante. Besides his parents, Issy was preceded in death by brothers Jim, Jasper and David Posante, his sisters, Jane Wallace, JoAnn Knapp, Linda Peay, BeBe Kaelin, Patsy Berry and Betty McGraw and his grandson Mathew O'Bryan. He was a member of St. Joseph on the Hill Catholic Church.
Issy was a veteran of the United States Army and proudly served his country during World War II. After the war he worked for the Packard and Cadillac companies. He owned and operated several service stations in the Louisville area, and worked at the Covered Bridge Golf Course during retirement up to a few years before he died.
He met Anna Lee Krider, the love of his life in 1948. They wed in 1949 and celebrated 70 years of marriage a few months before his death. In addition to his wife, Issy is survived by his daughters, Rebecca Posante (Ramiro Terrazas), Lee Ann Posante, Tracy Posante Johnson (Dennis), and his sons Ronald Posante (Beth), David Posante (Tamara) and Mark Posante (Kelli Jo); his beloved grandchildren, Nick Posante, Patrick Posante, DJ Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Sarah Posante, Andrew Posante and Samantha Posante; and one great grandchild, Presley Posante; brother, Marty Posante; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019 and 12 - 2 on Sunday September 8, 2019 at the Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road. A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the chapel at Kraft Funeral Service. A Memorial Mass will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019 at St. John Paul II Catholic Church, 2605 West St. Joe Road, Sellersburg, Indiana 47172 with inurnment to follow in St. Joe Hill Cemetery. Friends and family may sign his online guestbook at
Published on September 4, 2019


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Terry & Nancy Foster
Sep 23, 2019
(Dave) We did not know of your father's passing.
Sorry about your loss and you and your family are in our thoughts. We also hope you are doing well.
Joe and Carol Schuetter (Eleanor's son)
Sep 10, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this heartbreaking time. May God grant you all peace and comfort.
Mary Schuetter Hancock (Eleanor's daughter)
Sep 07, 2019
So sorry to hear of Issy's passing. He and all his family are in our prayers.
Richard P. Schiller
Sep 05, 2019
Issy, thanks for all the support and guidance in my first job at your Holiday Manor Exxon Station. You were a wonderful role model, even if I didn’t realize it at the time. My condolences to your family and especially Mark who I seem to recall hanging around a lot in 1972. Best of times!!!!
Tom Zoeller
Sep 05, 2019
Will not ever forget the great times at Covered Bridge! May you rest in peace my friend!