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Janet K. (Geise) Pohlman Elchert PDF Print
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:00 AM

Sept. 24, 1949-Sept. 15, 2013

Janet (Geise) Pohlman Elchert, 63, of Spencerville, died at 3:53 p.m. Sunday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 24, 1949, in Lima to William and Florence (Grothouse) Geise, who preceded her in death.

On Sept. 8, 1972, she married Daniel Roman Pohlman, who died Oct. 25, 1992. She then married Edward Elchert on April 20, 2002. He survives in Spencerville.

Other survivors include two sons, Mark (Amy) Pohlman of Spencerville and Jason Elchert of Lima; three daughters, Elizabeth (Nic) Pohlman-Casey and Amber (Eric) Adkins of Lima and Taylor Elchert of Spencerville; a sister, Carol (Jeff) Metcalfe of Delphos; three brothers, Dr. William (Bev Thompson) Lauf of Lima, Roger (Linda) Geise of Chillicothe and Gerald (Jackie Davis) Geise of Lima; and 11 grandchildren.

Mrs. Elchert was a secretary at Huffy, a farmer and a homemaker. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Landeck, where she volunteered as well as at St. Rita’s Medical Center, the American Red Cross, Daily Bread Soup Kitchen and the Inter-faith Thrift Shop. She was also a member of VFW Aux. 3035 and a foster parent to five children.

Janet loved to bake and crochet and made many baby blankets to give away. She loved the outdoors and loved helping others. She was a friend to the friendless and completely selfless.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, the Rev. Dave Rinehart officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a Parish Wake will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Preferred memorials are to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

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