CHADWICK—Thomas (Poch) G. Pociecha, 74, of Chadwick, passed away at home on Friday, May 29, 2020, surrounded by family.
He was born on Sept. 2, 1945, in Chicago, to John W. and Genevieve (Smokowski) Pociecha. He graduated from Mount Carroll High School in 1964. On Aug. 22, 1987, he married Helen M. Merkel in Chadwick.
He was the owner of Carroll Lanes, Poch's Pub and Tom's Golf World as well as being a truck driver. He served in the Army from 1964-66 and was a member of the American Legion.
He will be dearly missed by his wife, Helen; one son, Tom Jr. (Andrea) of Apple Valley, Minn.; four stepsons, Frank (Mary Jane) Weber of Eden Prairie, Minn., John (Delene) Weber of Mawson Lakes, Australia, Michael (Bobbi) Hockman of Chadwick, and Marty (Jolene) Hockman of Mount Carroll; two stepdaughters, Patty (John) Jones and Jean (Phil) Girard; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Bev Hohn; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Ron, John, and William Pociecha.
Cremation rites have been accorded. No services will be held.