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Obituary for Richard “Dick” J. Pohl

Richard “Dick” J. Pohl, age 83, of Portland, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 16, 2018. He was born May 17, 1934, the son of Herman and Nina (Early) Pohl. Dick was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army and a devoted member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Portland. He retired from General Motors after 43 years of service and continued giving back to the community by volunteering at the Senior Center Food Bank and the Portland Community Fund. Dick was very proud of his garden, loved his 1946 Oliver Tractor, and enjoyed woodworking.

Dick was a loyal, dedicated, and compassionate family member of Lehman Funeral Homes since our opening in 1999. He was known as the “Old Man” and he cared about each and every person he encountered. Dick, you will be sincerely missed and will always be a part of our family.

Surviving Dick are his beloved wife of 57 years, Jane; children, Barbara (Timothy) Falor, Patrick (Lynn Wood) Pohl, Daniel (Deb) Pohl, Gary (Alice “Beth”) Pohl; grandchildren, Jessica and Jenna Falor, Bradley, Jordan, Olivia, Rhiannon, Lette, Ariana “Ari”, Cerelle, and Canaan Pohl; siblings, Bernard Pohl, Jean Jones, Cecilia Gensterblum, Marie (Joe) Pohl, Loretta Esch, and Donald (Kit) Pohl; brother-in-law, Dennis (Denise) Gross; and sister-in-law, Geri Gross. Dick is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joe; sisters, Adeline and Helen; and several in-laws.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Mike Alber at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Portland. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at the Lehman Funeral Home, 210 E. Bridge Street, Portland. The rosary will be prayed at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral chapel. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to Compassus Hospice, Medilodge of Lansing, American Cancer Society, or St. Patrick Parish in honor of Dick. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at

Donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123 Tel: 1-800-227-2345 Web:

Compassus Hospice 801 S. Waverly Road, Suite 200, Lansing MI 48917

Medilodge of Lansing 731 Starkweather Drive, Lansing MI 48917

St. Patrick Parish 140 Church Street, Portland MI 48875

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