Saturday, July 31st, 2010
Richard (Dick) Poling, 80, Coldwater, died July 29, 2010, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.
He was born Nov. 26, 1929, in North Star, to Donald and Freida (Halley) Poling.
On June 18, 1955, he married Bernice Fortkamp, who survives in Coldwater.
Also surviving are six children, Steve (Teresa) Poling, St. Henry; Karen (Ken) Davis, Dublin; Kevin (Theresa) Poling, Keller, Texas; Rebecca (Frank) Arling, Osgood; Mary Beth (Steve) Rosenbeck, Chickasaw, and Melissa (Mike) Stucke, Tipp City; 19 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Donna Jean (Bob) Thomas, Greenville; and a brother, Walter (Sharon) Poling, Van Wert.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Kenneth Michael.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater, the Coldwater American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Coldwater Eagles, former member of the Burkettsville Fire Department and former member of the St. Bernard Parish Council. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War and was retired from Werling Motors in Coldwater and the Arens Corporation in Covington.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Rev. Richard Walling officiating. Burial will follow in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Monday and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.