Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 19 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Sts. Bernard and Elizabeth Council will pray at 6 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.
Joseph Fred Pohlmann was born March 10, 1930 in Melrose Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to Joseph and Mary (Soenneker) Pohlmann. On June 29, 1954 he married Caroline Wiechmann at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa. Joe was a lifelong farmer who farmed north of Melrose on County Road 13. He retired and moved to town in 1999 but actively helped on the farm for years later. In 2002, the farm he and Caroline were on became a century farm. Joe was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose and the St. Bernard’s Men’s Society. He enjoyed listening to Twins baseball and old time music, driving tractor, and mowing the lawn.
Survivors include his wife, Caroline Pohlmann of Melrose; children, Michael (LoriAnn) Pohlmann of Melrose, Rosanne (Wayne) Nylander of Big Lake, Paul (Jodi) Pohlmann of Freeport, William “Bill” (Mary) Pohlmann of Upsala, Joan (Mark) Flaig of Willmar, Mark (Amy) Pohlmann of Melrose, and Peter (Carolyn) Pohlmann of St. Cloud; 14 grandchildren; brother, Edmund Pohlmann of Melrose; and sisters, Sr. Paula Pohlmann of Anandale and Marie Dobmeier of Albany.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Kyrsten Pohlmann; brother, Lawrence Pohlmann; and sister, Valeria Boecker.
Serving as casket bearers will be Michael Pohlmann, Paul Pohlmann, William Pohlmann, Mark Pohlmann, Peter Pohlmann, and Tony Pohlmann. Cross bearer will be Joan Flaig and scripture bearer will be Rosanne Nylander.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.