June 13, 2023 at 1:20 p.m.
Henry M. Pohlmann, 61, of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly from natural causes June 9, 2023, at his home in Melrose.
Private family services will take place.
Henry Marcellus Pohlmann was born Jan. 2, 1962, in Melrose, to Francis “Lawrence” and Irene (Koopmeiners) Pohlmann. He was raised on the family farm where he enjoyed helping out, doing fieldwork and chores. During high school, Henry worked at Kraft Foods. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1980, and in 1981, he purchased a milk truck route from Mel Roering, which he owned and operated as Pohlmann Trucking.
He was united in marriage to Mary Rieland Oct. 20, 1984. The couple purchased the family farm and had three daughters. In 2009, Henry sold the dairy cows and started raising beef cows and crop farming. He started working at Rahn’s Propane and Oil in June 2009 until April 2021 when he started working at Land O’ Lakes.
Henry enjoyed bowling, playing softball and snowmobiling, especially in his younger years. He enjoyed riding his four-wheeler after work, checking the beef cows along the creek he truly loved. Henry had a big heart and would always help out whoever needed help fixing things.
Survivors include his daughters, Kali (Tyler) Schmiesing of New Munich and Micki (Joe) Orbeck of New Munich; grandchildren Beckett Schmiesing, Paiten and Ellie Bushman and Hazel Orbeck; brothers Fred Pohlmann and Danny (Ruth) Pohlmann; sisters Kathy (Dave) Welle, Rita (James) Geehan, Patty Ahrens, Eileen (Butch) Schneider, Teresa (Bill) LeClaire and Carla Hinnenkamp (Dave Anderson); many loving relatives and friends.
Henry was preceded in death by his daughter, Tara Pohlmann; parents; brother Bernard Pohlmann; and sister Mary Ann Vener.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Melrose. P-24-1B