Beverley J. “Bev” Pohlman

Beverley J. “Bev” Pohlman

Nov 9, 1940 – Aug 7, 2017

Preceded in death by parents, Stephen W. and Leona E. Swoboda.  Survived by husband, Kennard E. Pohlman; son, Brent K. Pohlman (Michele); daughter, Amy J. Reuter (David); 7 grandchildren: Zachary, Katie, Sarah, Matthew, Amanda, Thomas, and Clara; brother, Don Swoboda (Virginia); nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 9th from 5pm to 8pm at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 11615 “I” St.  SERVICES Thursday, August 10th at 10:30am at King of Kings Lutheran Church.  Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park following luncheon at the church.  Memorials to King of Kings Lutheran Church (Quilters’ Group or Pre-School), or Open Door Mission.


In loving memory of Beverley “Bev” Pohlman

 Born on November 9, 1940, Bev grew up on a farm southeast of Stanton, Nebraska. She attended grade school at District 29 and then graduated from Stanton High School where Ken and Bev were classmates and began dating. In their senior year of college, Bev was married to Ken on February 3, 1962 at St John’s Lutheran Church in Stanton. Upon graduating from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Home Economics, she taught at Louisville High School and was the Pep Club and FHA advisor. Ken’s jobs took them from Louisville to Lincoln to Lexington to Norfolk, and again to Lincoln. Then, in 1975 Ken and Bev took a leap of faith and moved to Omaha in support of Ken’s starting a new laboratory. Through the years, Bev helped to foster a real sense of community at Midwest Laboratories through baby quilts, Christmas gifts, and seasonal decorations in the lab entry.

 Although Bev left teaching in a classroom early on, she continued to serve as a mentor to many and to share her talents with others through teaching piano lessons, sewing and crafting with many, and composing her well-circulated newsletter.

 Bev was an active member of Quilters, LWML, Circle, and bible studies at King of Kings Lutheran Church that enriched her faith-centered life.

 Preceded in death by parents, Stephen and Leona Swoboda, Bev is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ken; brother, Don (Virginia); son, Brent (Michele); daughter, Amy (David); grandchildren: Zachary, Katie, Matthew, Amanda, and Clara Pohlman, and Sarah and Thomas Reuter, as well as nieces, nephews, other family and many friends.

 “The Lord, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory; he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” 

                       ~ Zephaniah 3:17





  • Ashley DiMauro Posted August 7, 2017 2:16 pm

    My deepest sympathies to your family. She will be deeply missed by everyone!

  • Bill and Sherry Wachtler Posted August 7, 2017 5:35 pm

    Our prayers and sympathy to Ken, Brent, Michele and the entire family. Bev was such a beautiful person and will be greatly missed.

  • Bonnie Monie Posted August 7, 2017 8:03 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Sterling and Vivian Greni Posted August 8, 2017 5:05 am

    Our heart is so saddened by the loss. Bev was a truly amazing Christian. We want to express our deepest condolences. We will pray for the family in this sad and difficult time,

  • kathy blessing Posted August 8, 2017 7:21 am

    To Ken and family, The world was blessed with the gift of Bev. We are so sorry. We know you will miss her very much and so will everyone she touched .

  • Laura Lee Williford Posted August 8, 2017 12:53 pm

    To Brent and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Your friends at Accelerated Technology Laboratories

  • Jean Olsufka Posted August 8, 2017 6:23 pm

    Ken, Brent, Amy and families,
    My deepest sympathy in the loss of a great cousin. From the time I was a child I always looked up to her. She always made sure that she had crafts or something for me to do when I went to see Uncle Steve and Aunt Leona. She never outgrew her love for crafts, her quilts were a testimony to that. As an adult, I always enjoyed her annual Christmas letter, and will miss it. I regret that I cannot be at the services but know that I am thinking of you all and will be saying a goodbye prayer, as she ascends into Heaven. She will rejoice with our Lord. Rest In Peace dear one. Love you, Jeano

  • Dale & Jennifer Kosmacek Posted August 14, 2017 4:08 pm

    Dear Pohlman family, My sister told me today that Bev had passed while we were away from home. We are so shocked, and saddened for your families. Please accept our deepest sympathies. God be with you.

  • Phillip Webb Posted August 25, 2017 12:37 pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you all.

  • Adrianne Frost Posted December 26, 2017 7:00 am

    I did not receive a Christmas card this year and was sad to discover that Bev had passed. She was an amazing person, so full of love and light. I am sorry she is gone.

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