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Herbert Pohler

1909 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Herbert Pohler Obituary
Herbert John Pohler Herbert John Pohler, 102 passed away on Friday, November 25, 2011 in Pasadena, TX. He was born May 3, 1909 in Shiner, TX to Emil Joe and Louisa Fischnar Pohler. He grew up and attended school in Shiner where he graduated in 1928 from high school. He moved to Houston and studied accounting at Massey Business College. He was employed for a variety of industries until he retired from General Consolidated Products. He married Elizabeth Brinton Smith in 1930 after which he moved to his present address in Houston in 1934. He was one of the early members of St. Christopher's Catholic Church on Park Place. After retiring he and his wife Elizabeth (Betty) operated Tootsie's Pohler Birthday Hut with their two teenage daughters giving inexpensive children's birthday parties. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty; son, Carl Herbert; daughter, Kathleen Ann Ballew; sister, Alice Tait and brother, Edwin Pohler. He is survived by his son, Lanny Pohler; daughter, Mary Beth Riley; grandchildren, Linda Glass, Diane Bayliss, Karl Pohler, Stephen Pohler, Eric Pohler, Deborah Woods, Lorie Pohler, Seon Riley, Heather Riley and John Ballew Jr. Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 5-9 PM at Crespo Funeral Home Broadway Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 10:00 AM at St. Christopher's Catholic Church, 8150 Park Place Blvd. Please visit www.crespofunerals.com to sign the guest book.


Published in Houston Chronicle on Nov. 29, 2011
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