David G. Pohl


MENDOTA - David G. Pohl, 80, of Mendota passed away Nov. 18, 2019 at the Mendota Lutheran Home.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Holy Cross Church, Mendota with Father Peter Pilon officiating. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Mendota. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota.

David was born Aug. 18, 1939 in Earlville to William and Margaret (Rhodes) Pohl. He married Annette Houski on Oct. 28, 1961. She preceded him in death on Oct. 7, 2009.

Survivors include two sons, Tim (Molly) Pohl and Mark (Melody) Pohl, both of Mendota; one brother, Stanley Pohl of Wynne, Ark.; six grandchildren, Blake (Dominique Schupp) Pohl, Brody Pohl, Thomas Pohl, Emma Pohl, Bailee Pohl and Sebastian Pohl; one sister-in-law, Rita Hoscheid of Cherry; nieces and nephews; and special friend, Carol Elmore of Mendota.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one daughter, Ginny Pohl on Aug. 15, 2018; one sister, Betty Soedler; and two brothers, Francis “Whitey” Pohl and Arthur Pohl.

David was a 1957 graduate of Mendota High School. He spent 12 years as a painter at Cross Body Shop in Mendota and worked at Sears Repair in Mendota before starting a typewriter repair business in his garage, which led to the opening of Pohl’s Office Supply in Mendota, LaSalle and Ottawa. He was a member of Holy Cross Church, Mendota Golf Club and a 50-year member of the Mendota Elks Lodge. He was a season ticket holder to Mendota High School football and basketball teams. He enjoyed golfing and hanging out with his breakfast buddies. He loved watching the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago White Sox.

Memorials may be directed to the Mendota Golf Club for scholarships or the donor’s choice.

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