DelphosRuth J. Pohlman, 88, died at 5:18 a.m. June 5, 2012, at Sarah Jane Living Center, Delphos.She was born May 31, 1924, in Van Wert County to A.J. and Theresa Spieles Pohlman, who preceded her in death. Miss Pohlman had been a bookkeeper at Equity Elevator and had also worked at Huffy, Knippens and the telephone company. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos, where she had been a member of the choir and had served as secretary of the parish council. She was a member of the Monday Night Bowling League, the Bakers Dozen Club and the Birthday Club Group. She was a volunteer at the Thrift Shop and the blood mobile and had been a board member for the LDWBA. She enjoyed puzzles, latch hooking, reading, walking and playing cards.Survivors include two sisters, Marciel E. Etzkorn and LaDonna Kaskel (Warren) Peterson, both of Delphos; two brothers, Paul B. (Margaret) Pohlman and Harold J. (Dolores) Pohlman, both of Delphos; and several nieces and nephews, who were her family.She was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond J. and Jerome H. Pohlman; and two sisters, Marie Berres and Helen C. Dickman.Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos. Father Melvin Verhoff will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Harter & Schier Funeral Home, Delphos, where a parish wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m.Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Parish Foundation.
Ruth J. Pohlman