Obituary | Randy ‘Iron Rope’ Pohlers


Feb. 15, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Randy “Iron Rope” Pohlers, passed away on February 14, 2019.

Obituary | Randy 'Iron Rope' Pohlers

Randy, a proud member of the Lakota nation, was adopted by Dorothy Brown and Reverend Donald Pohlers in the late 60’s. He was their oldest son, and was the best protective big brother to his sister Sarah. He had a regular habit of lovingly calling his mother “Old Fossil.”

Later in life, his health issues limited his physical abilities, but did not diminish his spirit or the ability to positively affect those around him. Randy had stories from childhood and beyond that would keep you on the edge of your seat. If you have ever got a voice message from Randy, you have heard some of these;

“Old Fossil”
“Hey Sis!”
“Click it, Don’t get a ticket!”
“Say Hi to the Keithster!”
“That was a bodacious grilled cheese sandwich!”

Randy’s special catchphrases and sense of humor will be greatly missed. He lived a full, crazy life but never forgot the people he loved.

Randy is survived by his parents Donald and Dorothy, siblings David Pohlers, Marten Iron Rope, Sarah Scott, nee Pohlers, (Keith, who Randy affectionately referred to as “The Keithster”), step-children, and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank The Pavillion at Glacier Park, for their respectful and loving care of Randy, as well as the Lakota nation for their support and guidance.

Services are pending.


  1. Randy was my stepdad and he treated me like a son, I now know why he stopped communication
    He always talked about his family and his many stories that he had. Randy always smiled and had a joke or story. He loved the band Journey and Steve Perry. He was proud of his ancestral history and he loved his parents and siblings because he talked about them all the time. My mom made him traditional Indian necklaces from images of Sioux design. He wore them all the time. Sadly my mother died of Cancer and I lost touch with him until a google search revealed his work place and I called up and the hospital put me through to security and it was him. I Will never forget him as long as I live. Rest In Peace Dad.

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