VINTON:   John Jacob Pohlmann, of Vinton, IA, went to his heavenly home on January 7th, 2018, surrounded by family after a brief illness.  Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM, Friday, January 12, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vinton with Rev. Stephen K. Preus officiating.  Full military rites will be conducted by the Geo. G. Luckey American Legion Post #57 and the United States Marine Corps.  Interment will be at the Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4 – 7 PM on Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 East Sixth Street in Vinton.  A Memorial fund has been established.  Online condolences may be left at:

John was born on November 7th, 1932 to Louis and Clara Pohlmann in Vinton. John met the love of his life, Bertha, while serving in the Marine Corps and they were joined in Holy Matrimony on November 8th, 1953. He was dedicated to God and his family. He spent many years as the janitor of Vinton High School and had his own painting business. For John, strangers were just friends he hadn’t met yet and he could frequently be found giving people the business.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the American Legion. He lived with Parkinson’s for over 14 years.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bertha; sons, Edward, Steven (Sandy), and Mark. Grandchildren: Amy (Carey) Bohannan, Mary Pohlmann, Tonia (Owen) Catron, David (Tiffany) Pohlmann, Jennifer (Travis) Murray, Steven (Tina) Goodenbour, Melissa Aschen, Marte Pohlmann, and Morgan Pohlmann. Great grandchildren: Max, Michael, Erin, Breanna, Brittany, Alicha, Laton, Siera, Harley, Dakota, Stefany, Katie, and Kileen. Siblings Duane (Elaine) Pohlmann, Dorothy Kohler, and Jeanette Klingensmith, brother in law Andy Motto. He is additionally survived by many other loved ones.

John was preceded in death by his parents, son Mike, daughter Vicki Lynn and siblings Richard and Rosemary.

John will be sorely missed by all those who knew him. The family would like to welcome those who wish to pay their respects to attend the visitation or service.