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Keith Pohl

Keith Pohl, 49, of Brainerd, died at his home on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, surrounded by his wife and children. A gathering of friends and family will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter.

Keith was born Sept. 11, 1962, in Minneapolis, the son of Richard and Sharon (Stengel) Pohl. After graduating high school, Keith continued his education and received a bachelor of science degree in agronomy, graduating with high honors. For more than 18 years, he managed Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation. In 1991, he was married to Patricia Castelli in Pequot Lakes.

Keith loved hockey, deer hunting with his dad, gardening and traveling. He was a Vikings fan. The highlight of his life was standing on the ice at the Minnesota Wild Movember event in 2010.

He will be missed by his wife and soulmate, Pat; parents, Richard and Sharon Pohl, of Pequot Lakes; stepdaughter, Tracy (Dave) Petry, of Aitkin; stepson, Bryant Dobbs and Brian Grow, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and brother, Kyle (Suzi) Pohl, of Brainerd.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred and Hallie Pohl.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Movember Foundation (

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