DELPHOS - Esther K. Pohlman, 87, died at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at The Meadows of Ottawa-Glandorf.She was born Jan. 28, 1925, in Ottawa Township, to the late Joseph Michel and Anna (Birkemeier) Michel. She married Orville H. Dickman and he preceded her in death in 1965. She then married Earl Pohlman on Feb. 28, 1976, and he survives in Delphos.
Also surviving are three sons, Denny (MariBeth) Dickman of Van Wert, Byron (Ellen) Dickman of Germany, and Glenn (Barb) Dickman of Delphos; five daughters, Cynthia (Ray Hobbs) Altman of Findlay, Darlene (Paul) Langhals of Cloverdale, Diane Bishop of Ottawa, Deb (Jerry) Dunnigian of Columbus Grove, and Marcia (Larry) Klima of Ottawa; 18 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Julie (Curt) Sheffel of Findlay and Phyllis Riley of Defiance; sisters-in-law, Edna Michel, Ethel Schwinnen of Delphos and Imogene (Bob) Ellerbrock of Ottawa, as well as many nieces and nephews; and one very special great-grandchild on the way.
Also preceding her in death are in infant daughter, Mary Dickman; sons, Orville Dickman Jr. and David Dickman; one great-grandchild, Dakotah Young; five sisters, Lucille Geckle, Helen Siefer, Mildred Schreiber, Genevieve Brinkman and Bernadine Mansfield; and a brother, Albert Michel.
Mrs. Pohlman retired from Philips in Ottawa where she worked from 1966 to 1988. She was a member of Delphos Eagles 471, Auxiliary Ladies VFW 3035 and Gold Star Mothers. She took a lot of pride in being an excellent seamstress and a gardener.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Delphos. Burial will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Ottawa.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, 209 W. 3rd St., Delphos.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dickman Kids Relay for Life Team or to a charity of the donor's choice.