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Alfred Louis Pohlman

June 27, 1927 ~ January 4, 2021 (age 93)


Alfred Louis Pohlman, 93, passed away peacefully at

home surrounded by family on Jan. 4, 2021. On June

27, 1927, he was born on a dairy farm to Selma and

Clarence Pohlman. He was the third of nine siblings. In

March of 1953, he joined the Army. Upon returning from

Korea, he was united in marriage to Iris Buckbee in

January of 1957. She passed away February 18, 2017.

He was a lifetime farmer and rancher. Alfred was

involved in numerous church and community projects,

including the following: Ellinwood Mayor, city council

member, Immanuel United Church of Christ council

member and church council president. He was also an

EMT and volunteer firefighter for the Ellinwood Fire

Department. He was presented the Distinguished Citizen

of the Year Award by the Rotary Club in 1982 and the

Dedicated Humanitarian Services Award by the Lion’s

Club International Foundation in 2020, where he was a

member for 53 years. Alfred is survived by Vickie (David)

Tucker of Overland Park, Janie (late Gary) Davis of

Overland Park, Alan (Casey) Pohlman of Ellinwood, Mark

(Shannon) Pohlman of Ellinwood and Sonya (Greg)

Lamatsch of Claflin. Alfred had 16 grandchildren and

numerous great grandchildren. He is survived by 3 sisters

and 1 brother: Betty Thomas, Marlene Wornkey,

Jeanette Hallman, and Darryl Pohlman. Alfred was

preceded in death by Don Pohlman, Velda Stokes,

Dorothy Bryant, and Marilyn Martens.

 Public visitation will be at Immanuel United Church of Christ from 11 AM-7 PM on Thurs., Jan. 7th with family present from 5-7 PM. Due to health concerns, a family burial will be

held at 11:00 AM on Fri., Jan. 8th at Lakin Comanche Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Immanuel United Church of Christ in care of Minnis Chapel, PO Box 246, Ellinwood, KS 67526.

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January 7, 2021

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Immanuel United Church of Christ (Ellinwood)

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