Harold J. “Fuzz” Pohlman, 86, died at 4:35 a.m. May 21, 2013, at VanCrest Healthcare Center, Delphos.
He was born March 29, 1927, in Delphos to Aloysious and Theresa Spieles Pohlman, who preceded him in death. On May 28, 1949, he married Dolores “Dolly” Etzkorn, who survives in Delphos.
Mr. Pohlman was a lifelong farmer. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos, where he had been an usher for 40 years. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 471, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3035, American Legion Post 268, Knights of Columbus Council 1362 and the Forresters. He was a member of the Delphos School Board for 22 years. He loved traveling, gardening, gambling and spending time with his family.
Survivors also include three sons, three sons, Denny (Vickie) Pohlman, of Delphos, Kevin (Annette) Pohlman, of Rochester, Mich., and Glenn (Debi) Pohlman, of Delphos; four daughters, Connie (Ken) Burgei, of Wauseon, Beverly (Dewey) Fuerst, of Van Wert, and Linda (Art) Klausing and Ann (Tony) Wrasman, both of Delphos; two sisters, Marciel Etzkorn and LaDonna (Warren) Peterson, both of Delphos; a brother, Paul “Bounce” (Margaret) Pohlman; and 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three sons, Daniel, Donald and Harold Pohlman; two brothers, Raymond and Jerome “Dewey” Pohlman; three sisters, Helen Dickman, Marie Berres and Ruth J. Pohlman; and two grandchildren, Amber and Adam Wrasman.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos. Father Chris Bohnsack will officiate. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Delphos, with military rites by the Ottoville Veterans Council.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Harter & Schier Funeral Home, Delphos, where a K. of C. service will be held at 7 p.m. and a parish wake service at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or St. Rita’s Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed at harterandschier.com.