Pobst, Dick 8/19/1931 - 7/18/2020 Grand Rapids J. Richard (Dick) Pobst was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 19, 1931 to parents Dr. R. Lloyd Pobst and Normalee S. Pobst. He had a younger sister, Nancy Lee Pobst, and brother, David L. Pobst. Dick met Nancy Stewart in high school in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where they were married in 1953. After graduation from Denison University Dick was drafted and served as a sergeant in the US Infantry in Ft. Lewis Washington. He studied at the American Institute of Foreign Trade in Arizona. He worked in international business, lived in Panama City and Buenos Aires and travelled overseas while employed by Caterpillar Tractor Co., Aeroquip Corporation, and Libbey-Owens-Ford. In 1975, Dick and Nancy established the Thornapple Orvis Shop, a fly fishing shop in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They became Regional Business Managers for the Orvis Company of Vermont, working in that capacity until they retired in 2000. The Pobsts' children were Sam (Judy), Amy, and Andrea DelGiudice (Giuseppe). Grandchildren Jacob, Rebecca, and Rachael Pobst, and Camilla DelGiudice. Memorials can be made to Trout Unlimited, Porter Hills Green Houses, Emmanuel Hospice. We hope you will pay forward the fishing experiences and life lessons Dick may have given you. In his first book, he references a German fisherman's greeting. "Petri Heil", and to those who helped him in so many ways, our reply – "Petri Dank".