Rolland A. Pollert


Rolland A. Pollert, 87, of Franklin passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at Franklin United Methodist Community.

Born Jan. 4, 1929, in Brownstown, he was the son of Albert and Lilly Willamena Carolina Fenneberg Pollert. He married Virginia A. Hastings on June 19, 1965, in Sandborn, and she survives.

Rolland was raised on a farm in Brownstown along with his siblings. He was confirmed at St. John’s (Sauers) Lutheran Church in Brownstown and was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Franklin.

He worked for the Indiana Military Department of the Indiana National Guard at Stout Field in Indianapolis and Camp Atterbury. He was a member of the Indiana National Guard and Indiana National Guard Reserve. Rolland farmed for 45 years outside of Franklin.

He enjoyed helping his children with their 4-H cattle projects. He was a member of the Johnson County Beef Cattle Association, National Beef Cattle Association and the Johnson County Farm Bureau.

Other survivors include three daughters, Johannah H. Pollert (Kevin) Weber of Greenwood, Janet S. (Eric) Vatland of Spring, Texas, and Heidi L. (Raphael) Baca of Greenwood; special son, Matt N. (Kim) Davis of Franklin; grandchildren, Hannah N. Vatland, Erin E. Vatland and Lily G. Vatland, all of Spring, Texas, Camilla N. Baca of Greenwood and Lauren Davis of Franklin; stepgranddaughter Amber (Jason) Kephart of Whiteland; stepgreat-grandchildren, Brayton Cranfill, Jayden Chance, Weston Chance and Bryce Kephart; and siblings, Evelyn Luecke of Seymour, Francis Holle of Seymour, Dorothy Gray of North Port, Florida, Leslie (Alice) Pollert of Waverly and Alan (Polly) Pollert of Brownstown.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Willis; a sister, Irene Pollert; a niece, Dr. Jill Buck; and great-nephews, Branson and Aiden Buck.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1300 S. Morton St. in Franklin with the Rev. Roger Daene officiating. Entombment will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 U.S. 31 South (Morton Street) in Franklin and from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1300 S. Morton St., Franklin, IN 46131, or Johnson County Community Foundation, attention 4-H Fund, 398 S. Main St., Franklin, IN 46131.

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