Rolland A. Pollert, 87, of Franklin passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at the Franklin United Methodist Community in Franklin.
He was born Jan. 4, 1929, in Brownstown, Jackson County, to Albert and Lilly Willamena Carolina (Fenneberg) Pollert. He married Virginia A. Hastings on June 19, 1965, in Sandborn; she survives.
He was raised on a farm in Brownstown, along with his siblings. He was confirmed at the 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, the National Beef Cattle Association and the Johnson County Farm Bureau.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia A. (Hastings) Pollert of Franklin; three daughters, Johannah H. Pollert (Kevin) Weber of Greenwood, Janet S. (Eric) Vatland of Spring, Texas and Heidi L. Baca (Ralphael) of Greenwood; son, Matt N. Davis (Kim) of Franklin; grandchildren, Hannah N. Vatland, Erin E. Vatland and Lily G. Vatland, all of Spring, Texas, Camilla N. Baca of Greenwood, Lauren Davis of Franklin; step granddaughter, Amber (Jason) Kephart of Whiteland; step great-grandchildren, Brayton Cranfill, Jayden Chance, Weston Chance and Bryce Kephart; siblings, Evelyn Luecke of Seymour, Francis Holle of Seymour, Dorothy Gray of North Port, Florida, Leslie Pollert (Alice) of Waverly and Alan Pollert (Polly) of Brownstown.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Willis; sister, Irene Pollert; niece, Dr. Jill Buck, and great nephews, Branson and Aiden Buck.
Rev. Roger Daene will conduct a service at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1300 S. Morton St., Franklin. Friends may call 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 Friday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church. Entombment will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1300 S. Morton St., Franklin, IN 46131, or the Johnson County Community Foundation Attention 4-H Fund, 398 S. Main St., Franklin, IN 46131.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com.