Leona Pohlman – Manchester

pohlman-leona     Leona M. Pohlman, 96, of Manchester, died Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, with visitation Friday, November 4, 2016, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., and one hour prior to service on Saturday. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Manchester; a luncheon will follow at the funeral home.

Leona Mary-Elizabeth Pohlman was born June 28, 1920, in Manchester, Iowa, the daughter of William and Clara (Pegum) Downs. She attended the Copperhead country school, south of Manchester. On November 6, 1941, she married Lloyd Pohlman. Together the couple farmed in the local area. In addition to helping on the farm, Leona enjoyed gardening, solving word puzzles, and especially spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Leona is survived by her sons, Dick (Cindy) Pohlman of Manchester, and Randy Pohlman of West Branch; eleven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd; her son, Wesley Pohlman; a grandson, Doug Pohlman; a great-granddaughter, Justine; and a brother, Elmer Downs.

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