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Donna Mae Pohlman
January 9, 1930 ~ July 4, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Donna Mae Pohlman, 93, of Lakefield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, at the Lakeview Assisted Living in Heron Lake. Visitation will be held from 12:30-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2023 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lakefield. Funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor David Mcdonald officiating. Burial will follow at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Lakefield.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Lakefield Public Library are encouraged.
Donna Mae Emma Pohlman, daughter of the late Alvin and Frances (Schultz) Pederson, was born on January 9, 1930, in Heron Lake Township. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran Faith at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lakefield. Donna Mae attended and graduated from Lakefield schools. On October 22, 1948, Donna Mae was united in marriage to Clyde C. Pohlman at the Immanuel Lutheran Church. They were blessed with 3 boys James, Brad, and Ted. Growing up on the farm, Donna Mae along with her 3 sisters were taught the importance of hard work, helping out with all the chores that needed to be done. She carried this throughout her lifetime, working side by side with her husband Clyde out on the farm, even owning her own tractor. They retired from farming in 1991 and moved to town. Donna Mae had a strong faith in the Lord. She was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran, where she served on the funeral committee, ladies’ aide, and taught Sunday school. Throughout the last 3 years, due to health reasons, Donna Mae lived in Valleyview Assisted Living, Colonial Manor Nursing home, and most recently Lakeview Assisted Living in Heron Lake. On Tuesday July 4, 2023, Donna Mae was joined by her Lord and Savior at the age of 93 years, 5 months, and 25 days.
Donna Mae was a strong willed, dedicated, and compassionate lady. She was involved with helping many organizations including the Red Cross, active in the school board, and hospice care. She was an avid reader, a member of the book club, Dallas Cowboys fan, enjoyed bowling and fishing. Donna Mae was a phenomenal cook, always making sure that home cooked meals were ready for the family. She was famous for her sugar cookies, popcorn balls, and baked goods. Donna Mae enjoyed traveling, including trips to Alaska, Canada, Daytona Beach, and the East coast. She and Clyde liked galivanting to local towns going through car lots, looking at tractors and a nice meal at a small café. Donna Mae was an amazing friend, and great neighbor. She loved her family and adored each and every moment she spent with them.
Left to cherish the memories of Donna Mae are her children Brad (Lynn) Pohlman, and Ted Pohlman; 9 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; sister Joyce Seydel; brother-in-law Melvin Rademacher; along with many other family members, and great friends.
Donna Mae is preceded in death by her husband Clyde Pohlman; her parents Alvin and Frances; son James Pohlman; and sisters Geraldine Rademacher and Shirley Anne Holthe.