Richard F. Pollock, of Coon Rapids, formerly of Mora, died on Friday, May 17, 2013 at the Camilia Rose Care Center in Coon Rapids. He was 90 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 24, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora with Father Eugene Plaisted and Rita Clasemann officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.
INURNMENT will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
Richard Francis Pollock, of Coon Rapids, formerly of Mora, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Friday May 17th 2013 at the Camilia Rose Care Center. He was 90 years old.
Richard was born on August 17, 1922 in Montrose, Minnesota to parents Anthony and Bertha(Gabrelcik) Pollock. In 1924 the family moved to Delano where Richard attended Delano Public school. He went to work as a projectionist at the Delano Theater, a janitor at St. Joseph Catholic Church and was a mechanic at Delano Motor Company.
In September 1942 Richard enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force. From 1943 until 1945 he was an airborne radio operator stationed in the India-China Theater of operations. He earned the rank of Technical Sergeant and was awarded the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross. After returning home he opened a radio and small appliance business on Delano’s main street.
In 1946 he married Muriel Metz and to this union five children were born. As the business grew, the family made the move to Coon Rapids. After running the successful TV and appliance business for many years, he decided to sell it and retire. Eventually he moved to Mora. Some of his favorite hobbies were fishing, snowmobiling, gardening, amateur radio, and building and flying model radio controlled airplanes. He will be truly missed by those that knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Johanna and Florence; brother, Don; granddaughter Jennifer Troup; and special friend Ellen Venner.
Richard is survived by sons, Ronald Pollock of Van Nuys, CA; and Russell (Mary) Pollock of Centuria, WI; daughters, Jackie (John) Troup of Coon Rapids; Joanne (Jim) Kohler of Gem Lake; and Theresa (Craig) Carpenter of Forest Lake; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service for Richard held on Friday, May 24th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora with Fr. Eugene Plaisted and Rita Clasemann officiating. Music provided by Kris Paulson and the St. Mary’s Choir. Military honors provided by the Mora American Legion Post 201. Inurnment at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.