David Pohl

David “Little Buck” M. Pohl, 59, of Mora and formerly of Staples, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his home in Mora on December 15, 2020.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 2, 2021 at the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in Staples. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home in Staples. A ZOOM opportunity will be available for the service upon request.

Dave was born on January 3, 1961 in Bertha to Theodore “Ted” and Mary (Simkins) Pohl. He attended Pine Tech where he obtained his licensure in Taxidermy and continued his education at Central Lakes Community College, Staples for machinist training. Dave married Anna Comeau on February 29, 1980; the couple later divorced. He met and married his life companion, Jill Isvik, on March 22, 1992 in Minneapolis. Dave started his machining career in Minneapolis and most recently worked for Lares Corporation in Cambridge for over 20 years.  He was a collector of many things: antique cars, motorcycles, guns and animals.  In his retirement years Dave had a goal of learning how to play the guitar and keyboard, so he could jam to his classic rock songs. Dave enjoyed the great outdoors, hunting, fishing and trapping in his younger years.  He was determined and an avid sportsman. Above all else he loved his family beyond words. Dave will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Jill, of Mora; three daughters, Melissa (Keith) Sire, Moorhead, Jamie Pohl, Detroit Lakes and Angela (Justin) Cowden, Milaca; six grandchildren, Keith Sire, Mackenzie Hilden, Timothy Sire, Isaiah Pohl, Aiden Pohl and Autumn Hilden; two brothers, Leland “Butch” Webster and Daniel “Bonze” Pohl; three sisters, Karen (Garry) Carpenter, Rebecca (Joe) Kestner and Cynthia “Penny” (Merl) Engleking and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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