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Joan Feldpausch-Pohl

Joan Feldpausch-Pohl Fowler Age 85, passed away March 27, 2014 in St. Johns. She was born in Westphalia on September 3, 1928, the daughter of Anthony and Gertrude (Simon) Halfman. Joan married Louis Feldpausch, August 17, 1949 and he preceded her in death in September of 1989. She married Gerald Pohl on September 2, 1994 and he preceded her in death in February of 2014. Joan was a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, an active member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and the Daughters of Isabella. She loved quilting and embroidery work, providing her family with many heirlooms throughout the years and donating items for parish festivals. She played all sorts of card games, enjoyed fishing with Louis and traveling with Gerald. In later years her family, as well as Gerald's children and grandchildren, were her pride and joy. She is survived by her children, Marcia (Ray) Roberts of Ishpeming; Karen (Alan) Kalis of DeWitt; Ellen (Glen) Feldpausch of Fowler; Robert (Tami) Feldpausch of Fowler; and Gene (Brenda) Feldpausch of Westphalia; brother, Joseph (Marjorie) Halfmann of St. Johns and sister, Marie Thelen of Westphalia; 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Gertrude, brothers, Leon and Allan, her husbands, Louis and Gerald and infant daughter, Janet. A Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 31, 2014 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fowler with burial following at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, with Fr. Dennis Howard presiding. The family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday, with a rosary being prayed at 3 p.m., and a Vigil service being prayed at 8 p.m., at the Goerge Chapel of the Osgood Funeral Homes, 11112 W. Ionia St., Fowler, MI. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Most Holy Trinity Educational Trust Fund, 545 N. Maple St., Fowler, MI 48835. The family is being served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.


Published in Lansing State Journal from Mar. 30 to Apr. 6, 2014
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