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Carolyn J. Pohlen, 67, Hutchinson

Carol Joyce (Dolieslager) Pohlen, 67, of Hutchinson, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Oct. 25, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Jerry Meidl officiating.
Bev Wangerin was the organist and Lucy Newcomb was the song leader. Musical selections were “Ave Maria,” “The Lord’s Prayer,” “I Will Follow Him,” “We Will Rise Again,” “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” and “Song of Farewell.” Special music was “Alleluia! Alleluia!” on compact disc (CD).
Pallbearers were Connie Ericson, Cindy Schultz, Kay Baumetz, Ramona Greenhaw, Judy Hagen and Judy Kiser.
Interment will be at a later date in Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights.
Carolyn Joyce (Dolieslager) Pohlen was born Jan. 4, 1947, in Sheldon, O’Brien County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Berny and Bertha (Van Heauvelen) Dolieslager. She was baptized as an infant at First Dutch Reform Church in Sheldon. She was educated in Sheldon and was a graduate of the Sheldon High School class of 1965. She furthered her education at Western Iowa Technical Community College in LeMars, Iowa.
On June 17, 1967, she was united in marriage to Thomas Pohlen at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sheldon. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Michael, Katherine and John. The couple resided in St. Paul and later moved to Hutchinson in 1973. They shared 47 years of marriage.
Mrs. Pohlen was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She attended St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson, where she was a member of the Council of Catholic Women (CCW). She was a co-founder and a volunteer for Birthright of Hutchinson for over 25 years.
She enjoyed sewing, painting and creative crafts. She was affectionately known as the “Garage Sale Lady.” She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends.
Mrs. Pohlen died of complications of diabetes and muscular dystrophy.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Pohlen of Hutchinson; children, Michael Edward Pohlen and his fiancée, Anica Heggelman, of Minnetonka, Katherine Anne Pohlen of Minneapolis and John Matthew Pohlen of St. Paul; grandchildren, Danielle Pohlen, Samantha Pohlen, Cameron Pohlen and Lila Pohlen; sisters and their husbands, Evonne and Ray Schultz of Darwin, Helen and Jan Verdoorn of Hartley, Iowa, and Betty and Tom Gonnerman of Sheldon, Iowa; many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Berny and Bertha Dolieslager.
Arrangements were with the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.