Princeton Daily Clarion, Princeton, IN dated Friday-Sunday March 30-April 1, 2001


OAKLAND CITY-- Richard L. Poehlein, 68, of Winslow, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at Wirth Regional Hospital in Oakland City.

He was born May 26, 1932, in Winslow, to Ernest J. and Eldena (Barnett) Poehlein.

He graduated from Winslow High School in 1951 and Oakland City College in 1960.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was retired from the Whirlpool Corporation after 21 years and was a supervisor at Old Ben Coal Company for 21 years.

He was a member of the Hadi Shrine and Pike County Bird Hunters Club. He was an avid bird and coon hunter and Bobby Knight fan.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Donna Poehlein; a son, Greg of Winslow; a daughter, Cindy Bailey of Winslow; two sisters, Edwina Dawson of Petersburg and Marjorie Hart of Michigan City; and five grandchildren, Lincoln and Levi Poehlein; and Kelly, Kaya and Kinzy Bailey.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 26 at Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel in Oakland City. The Rev. Terry Beadles officiated.

Burial was in Williams Cemetery near Oakland City.