Melvin J. Pohlmann, 79, Hermann, passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at home.
He was born May 6, 1940, to Chris and Adela (Kopp) Pohlmann, in Bay.
He was the husband of Edna Mae (Haeffner) Pohlmann. They were united in marriage on June 10, 1961, at St. Paul’s Church, Bay.
Melvin was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Stolpe, where he also served on the church board. He was also a member of the carpenters union.
Melvin was a commercial carpenter in St. Louis for Allied Builders for 29 years. He later went to work for his son-in-law with Grotewiel Construction for 19 years. He helped build many houses in the Swiss area for no charge.
In his free time Melvin enjoyed going hunting, especially for deer and squirrels. He also loved farming and tending to his cows.
Melvin is survived by his wife Edna Mae, of the home; a daughter, Brenda Grotewiel and husband Mike of Rhineland; a son, Kevin Pohlmann and wife Theresa of Swiss; by five sisters, Darlene D’Angelo of Hazelwood, Evelyn Plegge and husband Eugene of Linn, Marilyn Hofstetter and husband Dale of Jefferson City, Janet McHale and husband John of Brideton and Mary Ann Warmann and husband Roland of Jefferson City; by three brothers, Kenneth Pohlmann of Hazelwood, James Pohlmann of Bay and Larry Pohlmann and wife Lisa of Lampasas, Texas; by 13 grandchildren, Lauren Salzman, Evan Grotewiel, Michael Pohlmann, Micaela Plumb, Angela Frank, Gregory and William Pohlmann, Anne Howdeshell and Sarah, Joseph, Maria, Andrew and Mara Pohlmann; by 10 great grandchildren, Everett, Adaline and Collette Pohlmann, Ryder, Sonny and Johanna Salzman, Hunter, Levi and Jeremiah Plumb and Brooks Frank, and by many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Chris and Adela; and brothers, Kermit, Kleo and Darwin Pohlmann.
Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 2, at Toedtmann and Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann, with Pastor Darrel Deeker officiating. Burial was in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Bay. Memorial contributions suggested to St. Paul’s Cemetery.