Brookfield, Wisconsin, in 1958. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Botany in 1962, from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. He attended Maywood Seminary in Maywood, Illinois from 1962 to 1966. During his third year of seminary, he interned at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Des Moines. He graduated from Maywood Seminary on May 19, 1966, with a Masters of Divinity. He was ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in the Lutheran Church of America on June 12, 1966, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He served as an associate pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Muncie, Indiana, and part-time campus pastor at Ball State University from June 1966 until March 1969. He served as pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, Owensboro, Kentucky, from March 1969 until March 1976. He served as pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in South Haven (Valparaiso), Indiana, from March 1976 through July 1985. He has served as pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, Muscatine, Iowa, from August 1, 1985, until his death, May 28, 2005. He was Dean of Conference No 7 (Iowa City area) of the Southeast Iowa Synod of ELCA for the past two years. He was an active member of the Muscatine Ministerial Association. He is a past board member of the Commission on Aging, now known as Senior Resources. He served as Chaplain of Unity Hospice. He was serving on the board of Lutheran Chaplaincy Outreach for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He was a regular donor to the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Janice J. Pohl of Muscatine; three sons, Eric A. Pohl and wife, Christy, of Rock Island, Illinois, twin sons, Andrew J. Pohl and wife, Cassandra, of Troy, Ohio, and Thomas J. Pohl and wife, Christina, of Urbandale; one daughter, Jennifer L. Pohl-Staack of Urbandale, and her special friend, Nathan J. Carlson; nine grandchildren, Devin G. Staack, Christian T. Staack, Sean A. Pohl, twins, Matthew L. and William A. Pohl, Catelyn E. Pohl, Neil A. Pohl, Megan E. Pohl, and Joshua J. Pohl; and two sisters, Merry Lobrecht and husband, Richard, of Kingwood, Texas, and K.C. Lobrecht and husband, David, of Mounds, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Nancy Mallett.