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Norbert F. "Whitey" Pohlman

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Norbert F. "Whitey" Pohlman Obituary
Norbert Francis "Whitey" Pohlman, 87, of 823 S. 36th St., died on Thursday (Nov. 28, 2013) in the Illinois Veterans Home.

He was born on Oct. 5, 1926, in Brussels, a son of Bernard and Katherine Hillen Pohlman. He married Janice J. Corrigan on Aug. 6, 1949, in Champaign. She survives.

After receiving bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Illinois, Mr. Pohlman taught agriculture at the high school in LaHarpe for 14 years beginning in 1953. He moved to Quincy High School in 1967 to teach vocational agriculture and horticulture and to serve as FFA advisor until his retirement in 1986.

He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and was an Army Veteran of WWII and an officer in the Army Reserves. He retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

In retirement, Whitey Pohlman raised sheep near Quincy while remaining active in the American Legion Post 37, the Illinois Retired Teachers Association, the Retired Officers Association and the Elks and Breakfast Optimist Clubs.

In addition to his wife, Whitey is survived by his sisters, Celeste Pluester and Virginia Snow; seven children; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

His parents, and his brothers, Anthony and Richard, preceded him in death.

SERVICES: 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and 10 a.m. in St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment will be in Sunset Cemetery of the Illinois Veterans Home with military rites conducted at the cemetery.

VISITATION: 4-7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: Activities Fund at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.

ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Dec. 1 to Dec. 3, 2013
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