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Sunday, May 11, 2014 8:00 PM


Sept. 27, 1947

May 11, 2014




OTTOVILLE — Michael J. Pohlman, 66, of Ottoville died 12:18 p.m. Sunday at The Meadows of Kalida.

He was born Sept. 27, 1947, in Lima to Hubert V. and Irma T. (Rupert) Pohlman, who preceded him in death.

On Oct. 28, 1967, he married Marjorie Horstman. She died Oct. 5, 2000.

Then on July 19, 2002, he married Louise Mosier, who survives in Ottoville.

Michael is also survived by his three children, Jill (William) Stoner of Ada, Lynn Ellerbrock of Ottawa and Matt (Krista) Pohlman of Powell; two step-daughters, Dena (Travis) Knippen of Ottoville and Cassie (Andrew) Kehres of Fort Jennings; four grandchildren, Erica Stoner, Madison Stoner, Avery Pohlman and Reese Pohlman; three step-grandchildren, Jon Knippen, Zach Knippen and Whitney Kehres; three sisters, Margie Honigford of Ottoville, Marilyn Siefker of Kalida and Carol Engle of Galena; and two brothers, Jerry (Dorothy) Pohlman and Kenny (Beth) Pohlman both of Ottoville.

He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Gary Ellerbrock; and two brothers-in-law, Harry Honigford and Dan Siefker.

Michael was in charge of maintenance for Vancrest of Delphos, a part-time farmer and a Monterey Township Trustee, serving from 1985-2007. He was a US Marine Veteran during the Vietnam Era.

Mike was a devoted Catholic who loved the outdoors as well as the Bengals, Reds and Buckeyes. Family was very important to him and he was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather.

A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ottoville with Fr. Jerome Schetter officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville with military rites by Ottoville VFW and Fort Jennings American Legion.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township, where a Scripture service will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer’s Association of Northwest Ohio.

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