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Neil Pohl, 60

Neil Walter Pohl (Budge) went to heaven July 1 at the age of 60 surrounded by family and dear friends at his home.

Neil was born to the late Edward and Irene (Maske) Pohl on April 20, 1953, in New Richmond, Wis., the youngest of three children. He went on to graduate from NRHS in 1971. Neil married Robin Anderson on June 18, 1971. They made their home out in the country of New Richmond, Wis. He worked for Andersen Windows for many years before moving on to start his own business, Pohl's Landscaping and Lime Quarry, up until retirement.

Neil enjoyed spending time with family and friends as well as shooting trap and adding to his various collections. He had a love for softball and spent many years playing ball.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Irene Pohl, as well as his father- and mother-in-law, Reuben and Millie (Price) Anderson.

Neil is survived by his wife of 42 years, Robin; children, Jeanine (Kelly) Moore of Deer Park, Derek Pohl of New Richmond, and Melissa (Rick) Harnack of Barron. He is also survived by his sister, Shirley (Jerry) Bestler of New Richmond, and brother, Ed (Cherre) Pohl of Red Wing. Neil was blessed in his life with seven grandchildren: Bryant and Janelle Moore, Payton Pohl, and Destiny, Ariel, Krystalaina, and Daimian Weiss, as well as his two step-grandchildren, Hailee and Logan Harnack.

The visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, July 5, at the Cullen Crea Funeral Home, 307 S. Arch Ave., New Richmond. The funeral service will be held at the Pohl residence at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 6, with prayers and burial following afterwards at the North Running Valley Cemetery in Colfax, Wis.

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