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Obituary for Irene Pohlman
LASALLE – Irene Elvira Pohlman, 89, passed away, Thursday, November 1, 2012. VISITATION: 11 a.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church , 855 Lee Street , Des Plaines , IL , with funeral service immediately following at 12 noon, on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Illinois Valley Hospice, 1305 Sixth Street, Peru , IL 61354 or Immanuel Lutheran Church , Des Plaines , IL . Irene was born August 27, 1923, in Des Plaines, IL, to Emil and Hermine (Wenthe) Schmahl. She married Walter Henry Pohlman, of Arlington Heights , IL, on September 5, 1942. They moved to Des Plaines in 1953. Irene moved to LaSalle, IL, in 2000. Irene was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother, Reinhold Schmahl; and son, Glenn. SURVIVORS: Sister, Bernice Timmermann ; Sister-in-law, Leona Schmahl; Children, Jo Ann (Eldon) Meyer, Wayne Pohlman , Janice (Ron) Staron and Jean (Tom) Fiscus; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews, their children and many friends.