MIDDLETON—Francis W. Pohlkamp Sr., “Frank,” passed away on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at home in the presence of his family. He was born in Buckman, Minn., on July 26, 1924, the son of William T. and Mary A. (Mischke) Pohlkamp.
On Oct. 5, 1945, Francis was united in marriage with Mary (Irish) Lynch at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Madison.
Francis is survived by his children, Julie Pohlkamp of Middleton, Chris (John) Biser of Waunakee, Colleen Peckham of Madison, Kevin (Nan Jean) Pohlkamp of Windsor, Mark (Sue) Pohlkamp of Junction City, Brian Smith of Evansville, Daniel (Patti) Pohlkamp of Portage, Mary Allen of Madison, Joanne (Preston) Sigmon of Middleton and Francis (Julia) Pohlkamp Jr. of Middleton; 24 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, LeRoy; sisters-in-law, Marie Pohlkamp Regina Lindauer and Diane Sewell; and brother-in-law, James (Jan) Lynch; sister-in-law, Joanna Burke-Lynch; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Francis was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary (Irish) Lynch; his daughter, Rose (Brian) Smith; infant sons, Peter and Paul; granddaughter, Kendra Pohlkamp; grandson, Sean Allen; and great-grandson, Dakota Pohlkamp; his parents; his brothers, Lambert, Clair and Maurice; in-laws, Rose Lynch Hoffman, Alfred Lindauer, Patricia and Wayne Schimelfenig, and John Lynch; and his special friend, Myrt Bush.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. BERNARD’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 7450 University Ave., Middleton, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, with Father Brian J. Wilk presiding. Family and friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL & CREMATION CARE, 7435 University Ave., Middleton, and also at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. to time of service.
In lieu of flowers, family would prefer that memorials be given in his name. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
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