Ronald A. Pohlman
Ronald A. Pohlman

June 24, 1942-Feb. 16, 2021

OTTAWA - Ronald A. Pohlman, 78, of Ottawa, died in the early morning hours on Tuesday at home surrounded by his family.

He was born June 24, 1942, in Lima to Alphons and Adeline (Wellman) Pohlman, who preceded him in death. On April 30, 1966 he married Joan Kuhlman, who survives in Ottawa.

Ronald is also survived by his sons, Jeff (Connie) Pohlman of Ottawa and Mark (Doug O’Neal) Pohlman and Darrin Pohlman of Columbus; a sister, Rita (Norbert “Piney”) Suever of Landeck; sisters-in-law, Pat (Mel) Williams of Lima and Imogene Ellerbrock of Ottawa; brother-in-law, Gary (Peggy) Kuhlman of New Cleveland; four grandchildren, Zach, Haley, Averie and Kasie Pohlman; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Ronald was also preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ambrose and Helen Kuhlman; brothers, Melvin (RitaMae) Pohlman and Gilbert Pohlman; sisters, Mary Catherine (Sally) Looser, Delores Meyer, Lucille Ellerbrock and Jane Ricker; and brothers-in-law, Bernard Looser, Eugene Meyer, Robert L. Ellerbrock and John Ricker Jr.

Ronald was a graduate of Delphos St. John High School. Early in life, Ronald hauled milk for Pohlman Brothers Supply. Later, he was a foreman at Louisana-Pacific in Ottawa, secretary of the Eagles in Ottawa and a realtor for Tony Langhals Realty LLC in Ottoville. Ronald was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, where he trained and helped Mass servers for 13 years, as well as serving as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector for many years. He was very proud of his time serving in various positions with the Knights of Columbus (Council 1757) including Grand Knight for two terms (1996-97 and 2000-01). Ronald was also a member of the 4th Degree and served in most all of the chairs within the 4th Degree.

Funeral mass will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, the Rev. Andrew Wellmann and Father Scott Kramer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Friday at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa, with the K of C Rosary at 7:45 p.m. and 4th Degree Chalice Service at 8 p.m. Saturday visitation will be at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church from 10\ a.m. until the time of service.

Mass will be live-streamed on the church’s Facebook page. Due to regulations regarding COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, masks are required upon entering the church and/or funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul School Education Foundation Fund, Sts. Peter and Paul Capital Campaign, and/or Putnam County Homecare and Hospice.

Condolences may be expressed at lovefuneralhome.com