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St. Anthony Catholic Church
Friday January 10th, 2020
4:00pm - 4:00pm

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Joanne Catherine Pohlen

Joanne Catherine Pohlen, Age 72 of Hospers, Iowa passed away Monday, January 6, 2020 at Orange City Area Health Center.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hospers, with Father Daniel Greving officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Anthony Cemetery in Hospers.  Visitation with family present will be 4-7 p.m. Friday.  There will be a rosary and a vigil prayer service all at 5 p.m. at the church. Visitation will resume 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the church.  Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.  Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com

Joanne was born on September 16, 1947 at Le Mars, IA, the daughter of Clarence & Catherine (Reichle) Pohlen.

Joanne was raised at Hospers, Iowa. She received her education from St. Anthony’s School until 8th grade and graduated from Spalding High School in 1966.

She worked as a housekeeper for St. Anthony’s for several parish priest. Joanne also cared for her parents until their deaths.

Joanne was a lifelong member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and was an active member of St. Anthony’s Guild.

Joanne’s interest include being with her family. She loved to play games and especially cards. She put many puzzles together and sometimes she had help from her nieces and nephews.  She enjoyed baking and always had an assortment of cookies and bars on hand to serve her guests.

Survivors include her brothers and sisters; Mary (Duane “Mick”) Konz of Hospers, Bob (Mary) Pohlen of Tracy, MN, Ruth (Jerry) Funk of Red Oak, IA,  Jeanne (Wayne) Krogman of Sibley, IA, Jim (Kathy) Pohlen,  Dan (Peggy) Pohlen and Joe (Lori) Pohlen all of Hospers.  Many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Catherine Pohlen; Nephew Michael Pohlen, Niece Heather Krogman.

Casket bearers will be Matthew Konz, Mike Konz, Chad Krogman, Chris Pohlen, Eric Pohlen, Aaron Pohlen, Jeremy Funk and Joey Pohlen.

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Guestbook

I remember seeing her and all of you in Sunday afternoon softball games "up the hill" in our childhood years. What fun she was with us. Her laughter was special. Thinking and praying for your family in this time of loss. ...

Clyde Rensink Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I remember seeing her and all of you in Sunday afternoon softball games "up the hill" in our childhood years. What fun she was with us. Her laughter was special. Thinking and praying for your family in this time of loss. ...

Clyde Rensink Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Pohlen family- So very sorry to hear of your loss of Joanne. Joannes kind, quiet, caring nature made her very special. Hold those good memories close to your hearts. Carol Gergen Olson

Carol Gergen Olson Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I always enjoyed visiting with Joanne when I cut her hair. I am thinking of all the family and heaven has a new angel. She willed be missed. Mary Freeman

Mary Freeman Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I'm sorry to hear about Joanne's passing. I was in her grade at Spalding High School. I remember her as being polite and very quiet, just very pleasant to be around. I'll remember her and her family in my prayers. God bless. With sympathy, ...

Robert Schwarz Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM