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Date of Birth October 01, 2016
Date of Passing January 14, 2016
from Dayton, Ohio, United States
MARIA STEIN — "An Ordinary Woman Who Led an Extraordinary Life."
Agnes Anna Pohlman, age 98 (just six days shy of 99), of Maria Stein, Ohio, passed away at 7:59 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. She was born on Oct. 20, 1917, the fifth of 10 children, in St. Henry Ohio, to the late George and Bernadine (Schmackers) Lefeld.
Agnes was a very active member of St. Johns Parish for many years. She was a founding member of the Maria Stein Chapter of the American Legion Auxiliary and a faithful supporter of the Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics, especially the Sacred Heart Grotto. Her deep commitment to her Catholic faith enabled her to overcome the tragic loss of her husband at the age of 46, and raise eight children to have successful careers in medicine, law, academics, publishing and entrepreneurship.
She was a loving mother and a charitable person who willingly sacrificed herself for her family, her community, and for those she encountered in her day to day life. She always was full of fun and laughter, ready to sing and to dance, and to make the world a happier place. Her favorite pastimes were traveling, enjoying her grandchildren, bingo and playing cards with her friends. She was an artist in the kitchen; her raspberry dumplings and her coffee cake were always a big hit with the family. We will miss her deeply but we will celebrate her core values, especially her perseverance, compassion and light-heartedness.
She married Otto J. Pohlman on May 15, 1946, and they lived together in Maria Stein until his death on May 7, 1964. She is survived by one brother, Henry (Trudy) Lefeld and a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Lefeld, seven children and their spouses, Kenneth (Barbara) Pohlman of Dayton, Ohio, Harold (Patricia) Pohlman of Bristol, Pa. ; Virginia Pohlman of San Francisco, California; James(Janie) Pohman of Sidney, Ohio; Donald (Pamela) Pohlman of Versailles, Ohio; Ronald (Margaret Quinn) of Oakwood, Ohio; and Mary Jean (Jeffrey Lamperti) Pohlman of Califon, New Jersey; along with 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by eight siblings, Joseph (Marcella) Lefeld; Alvina (William) Stammen; Dorothy (Richard) Kuess; Seraphim (Clarina) Lefeld; Edward (Viola) Lefeld; Bernadine (Alfred)Homan; Bernard (Agnes) Lefeld; Martin Lefeld and two children, Jerald and Anthony Pohlman.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John Church in Maria Stein, Ohio. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at The Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry, Ohio, on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. and on Monday from 9-10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shrine of the Holy Relics, 2291 St. John Road, Maria Stein, Ohio 45860. Condolences may be left at www.hogenkampfh.com
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