William “Billy” Pohlman

WilliamPohlman_rgbWilliam “Billy” L. Pohlman, age 26, of Wanamingo, Minnesota, died tragically on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Dodge Center Municipal Airport as a result of a farm accident.

He was born on August 7, 1987, in Rochester to Lorin and Dorothy (nee Flintrop) Pohlman. Billy graduated from Kenyon–Wanamingo High School in 2006. He spent his life working in agriculture starting at the age of 13 and worked for local farmers in the area, the Friese and Cordes dairy farms. He also worked at Cenex, Wanamingo Chevrolet and Dankers Enterprises. He was most recently employed at Durst Brothers Dairy near Mantorville as an agriculture technician. Billy enjoyed everything redneck including ice fishing, vintage snowmobiling, demolition derby events, truck and tractor pulls, stock car racing, deer hunting, and coon hunting. He had a passion for everything John Deere. Billy was known for living life to the fullest, and enjoyed spending time with his loving girlfriend, Nikki Franzwa. He participated in 4-H and FFA where he showed dairy cattle. Billy also participated in Boy Scouts of America Troop 76 and also volunteered for several years. He volunteered at the Goodhue County Fair in Zumbrota helping with the truck and tractor pulls and demolition derby events.

Billy is survived by his parents, Lorin and Dorothy, Wanamingo; brother, Andy (fiancée Jenny Vitcak) Pohlman, Maplewood; loving girlfriend, Nikki Franzwa, Wanamingo; paternal grandparents, Wilfred and Lucille Pohlman, Caledonia; maternal grandmother, Margaret Flintrop, Waseca; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; redneck buddies and extended friends.

Billy was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Joe Flintrop; cousin, Jeffrey Pohlman and two infant cousins.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kenyon with Father Kevin Finnegan and Erik Lundgren co-officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Catholic Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10 at Mahn Family Funeral Home – Larson Chapel in Zumbrota and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to Boy Scouts of American Troop 76 or to the Goodhue County Fair in Zumbrota. www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.