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Catherine M. Pohlen

December 19, 1924 — July 5, 2015

Catherine M. Pohlen, 90 years old, of Hospers, IA died Sunday, July 5, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA.  
           
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Hospers with Rev. Terry Roder officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in Hospers.  Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.  There will be a rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. all at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Hospers.  Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen, IA.
           
Catherine was born on Dec. 19, 1924, at rural Wein, MO, the daughter of Frank & Mary (Bixeman) Reichle.  At an early age her father passed away and her mother remarried Ott Fischer.  They then moved to Granville where she was raised and educated.  She then did domestic work in the area.
           
On Jan. 22, 1945 she married Clarence Pohlen at Alton.  The couple made their home on a farm near Hospers.  In 1976 they moved to the family farm where Clarence was born.  Clarence passed away Aug. 12, 2012. 
    
Catherine was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and church guild.  She loved to play cards of any kind, cook, gardening, square dancing, and they never missed any family functions.
    
Survivors include: her eight children, Mary (Duane “Mick”) Konz of Hospers, Joanne Pohlen of Hospers, Bob (Mary) Pohlen of Tracy, MN, Ruth (Jerry) Funk of Red Oak, IA, Jeanne (Wayne) Krogman of Sibley, IA, Jim (Kathy) Pohlen of Hospers, Dan (Peggy) Pohlen of Hospers, Joe (Lori) Pohlen of Hospers; 33 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Tillie Reichle of Princeton, MN, Inez Reichle of Orange City, IA; step brother, Bob (Lorraine) Fischer, step sister, Lorraine Becker both of Granville, IA.
    
Preceded in death by, her parents; one son, Thomas Pohlen; one grandson, Michael Pohlen; one granddaughter-in-law, Heather Krogman; three sisters, Bertie (Ray) Full, Angie (Tony) Grady, Delia (Gene) Alsup, three brothers, John Reichle, Harold (Marcella) Reichle, Lawrence Reichle; Step brothers & sisters & step-in-laws, Lloyd Becker, Florence (Ferd) Pottebaum, Lillian (Melvin) Von Arb, Irene (Jerry) Meylor, Clarence Fischer; three sisters-in-law, Marcella (Ed) Bange, Mathilda Pohlen, Frances (Claude) Treinen.
    
Casket Bearers will be: Matthew, Michael, Marvin, Douglas, David, Duane & Dennis Konz, Chris Pohlen, Brent & Jeremy Funk, Chad & Steven Krogman, Nathan, Eric, Aaron, Thomas, Alex, Joey & Lucas Pohlen.
    
Honorary Bearers will be; Julie Pohlen-Skorczewski, Sherry Mercer, Holly Vogel, Kerri Neihart, Krissa Paulsen, Sheila Vollink, Becky Jacobs, Angela Bollmeyer, Sarah, Emily, Jamie, Cindy & Larissa Pohlen.
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