Melvin Robert Pollock, 85, died March 11, 2015. He was born May 27, 1929 in Mt. Auburn, Iowa, son of Hiram Arthur and Dorothy Margaritte Wiegand Pollock. He attended several Cedar Township rural schools and the Mt. Auburn School, Benton County, IA. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Vinton, IA. He enlisted in the Navy and served in the Far East during the Korean War.
He married Ila Mae Brandt in Vinton, IA, Feb 10, 1956. She preceded him in death in 1992. He married Catherene C. Friedly, in Jesup, IA, August 10, 1996.
He is survived by his wife, Catherene Friedly-Pollock, Evansdale, IA, one daughter, Patricia (Brian) Pollock-Moulds, Marion, IA, two granddaughters, Jennifer (LB) Hurley, Curlew, IA, Amanda (Jeff) Kistner, Hiawatha, IA, Kathyrn Jones, Marion, IA, three step daughters, Carie Hansen, Edina, MN, Kristine Brandt, Cedar Rapids, IA, Jeanie (Terry) Fisher, St. Charles, MN, two stepsons, James Whitford, Fayetteville, AR, Don (Sandy) Brandt, Loomis, CA, step-granddaughters, Debbie (Byron) Bailey, Kelly (Dale) Jensen, Morgan Friedly, Candi Fisher, step-grandsons, Lonnie Whitford, Scott Brandt, Eric Brandt, Jason (Chris) Cline, Wes (Val) Friedly, Travis (Amy) Fisher, Chris (Stephanie) Fisher, and Chad (Stephanie) Fisher, as well as many step-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers, Roy (Carilyn) Pollock, Cedar Rapids, IA, Gene (Maxine) Pollock, Kailau, HI, sisters, Marilyn Oliver, Cedar Rapids, IA, Beverly Ohm, Center Point, IA, and sister-in-law, Laura Pollock, Walker, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hiram and Dorothy Pollock-Sallee, his stepfather, Earnest Sallee, stillborn infant twin children, one brother, Lowell Pollock, two brothers-in-law, Wendell Oliver and Jerry Ohm, two step-daughters, Linda Cline and Deb Friedly, and one stepdaughter-in-law, Patsy Brandt.
He was employed by Rockwell International-Collins Avionics for 37 years, retiring in 1990.
Funeral arrangements with Memorial service at La Porte City Funeral Home. Military rites will be administered by Emil H. Dutler Post 177 of Mt. Auburn, IA, during a private family inurnment at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Research at Mayo Clinic, Rochester.