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Robert N. Poehlman

November 25, 1936 ~ May 8, 2020 (age 83)


Robert N. Poehlman, 83, of Washington passed away at 6:00 pm, Friday, May 8, 2020, at Apostolic Christian Home-Eureka.

He was born on November 25, 1936, in Washington, IL, the son of Nathan J. and Anna C. Schmitt Poehlman.  He married Charlotte Erwin on November 3, 1973, in Washington. She passed away on July 18, 2015.

Surviving are three children Nathan (Stacy) Poehlman of Hudson, IL, Tami (Bradley) Smull of St. Louis, MO, and Matthew (Veronica) Poehlman of Ontario, CA.  Also, surviving are six grandchildren, two brothers Randal (Reva) Poehlman and Ronald (Linda) Poehlman, all of Washington.

He was an honorably discharged Veteran of the Air National Guard.  He worked as an electrician at B&L Electric in Washington for many years and later worked at Christian Buehler Home as a maintenance supervisor in Peoria retiring in 2004.  He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Washington.  He enjoyed farming and gardening and owned a farm with his wife Char for over 30 years.  Bob was known to many to have the ability of fixing anything.

A private graveside service is scheduled for his immediate family at Hillcrest Memory Gardens in rural Morton. Pastor Dick Hanson will officiate. A celebration of life will be scheduled for a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be given to Apostolic Christian Home-Eureka. Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington is assisting with his arrangements. To share a memory or send a condolence for his family, visit


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