Janice L. Pollmann

August 18, 1938 ~ January 24, 2013

Janice L. (Peck) Pollmann, 74 of Brookings and formerly Brandon, died Thursday, January 24, 2013, at the Avera Dougherty Hospice Home, in Sioux Falls.

Visitation will be 3 to 5pm, Sunday, January 27, 2013, at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon, SD. A short prayer service will begin at 5pm. Memorial services will be held at 11am, Monday, January 28, 2013, at Heritage Lutheran Church in Brandon, with Pastor Jerry Merkouris officiating.

Janice L. Peck was born August 18, 1938, in Madison, SD to Earl and Regene (Alberts) Peck. Her family moved to Sioux Falls and she attended school and graduated from Washington High School in 1956. She went directly to work for Western Surety as a secretary. On June 30, 1962, Janice married the love of her life, Robert Pollmann at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. The couple resided in Brandon and Janice stayed home with her five children. When the kids started school, she went to work part-time for the Abbott Law firm although she was always home to greet the children when they returned from school. Eventually, Bob took a position with SDSU, and they moved to Brookings where Janice finished her working career with Sokota/AgriPro Seed Co.

Janice’s main focus and joy in life was her family. Her kids and grandkids came first to everything else, including Bob (or so he says). She attended all of their sporting or school events, and never missed a birthday. Janice was also an avid bowler. Her best game was 270+. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, word jumbles, and taking walks. Her cooking, baking, and canning skills were enjoyed by both family and friends. Even after the kids were grown and gone, Jan always made a point of calling weekly to stay in touch and keep the family connected. With all five children graduating with college degrees is testament to Jan’s encouragement and support.

Janice will be deeply missed by her husband, Robert, of Brookings; her five children, Bob (Cassandra), Boise, ID, Daniel (Amina), Scottsdale, AZ, Becky (Brett) Sadler, Brandon, Steven, Dakota Dunes, and Cindi (Quinn) Ginaven, Lenexa, KS; five grandchildren, Austin and Jessica Sadler, Tayte Pollmann, and Zain and Zara Pollmann; one brother, Richard (Theresa) Peck, Boerne, TX; and one sister, Carol Newell, Boise, ID.

Janice was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Regene Peck, and one brother, Frank Peck.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Avera Dougherty Hospice for their wonderful care of Janice.

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  • Kathy (Fox) Hills says:

    My heart hurts for all of you. Your Mom was such a wonderful, kind, and sweet person. I loved her jello cake, mac and cheese, and donuts in the morning. She always made you feel welcome. I also liked watching her with her grandchildren, she played with them and hugged them a lot, very precious memories for them. She is at peace now and living her eternal life, you are here to remember her. I will keep all of you in my prayers, God will heal you.

  • Robert Lawson says:

    Bob, sorry to hear the news of you losing Janice.

    No doubt you have many wonderful memories with her as you and she walked through many years of life together. It sounds like she really enjoyed the children, grandchildren and most of all, YOU.

    May our Lord Jesus be of comfort and peace during the greiving period ahead.

    With Sympathy,
    Robert Lawson

  • tom davis says:

    Dear Jan Pollman family, it is with great sadness that i learned of her death this afternoon.she was such a sweetheart when i used to go into sokota hybrids office and need something from there. i used to be a sokota dealer and changed to whatever brand that was sold out of that office and continue to sell syngenta. i will be thinking of all of you in the days to come. she helped me with my promotional items and sales records and it was always a treat to stand there and chit chat with her because her upbeatness was always so contagious. i never left there without a smile on my face when she was there.. truly in my thoughts and prayers in this sad time tom davis

  • Marcella Flier says:

    Brett, Becky, Austin and Jessica,
    You have my deepest sympathy. May you feel the comforting arms of our Heavenly Father surround with His love.
    Marcella Flier

  • Arlene Bryenldson says:

    Am so sorry to hear this. My Deepest sympathy to u Bob & ur family
    Tough time but God will help u through this ….Cousin Arlene

  • Chuck Langner says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Laird Larson says:

    Bob and family. We are so sorry to have heard this. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. Bob and Jan have always been very special to Kathy and I over the years. We all know that Jan is in a very special place now but doesn’t make it any easier for you at this time. Just remember that Jan will always be with you and she will keep you a strong family as she has always done. We were going to come to the funeral but weather is not cooperating for us to travel down today. Bob, we will get together soon. God be with you all. Laird, Kathy, Shane, Heidi and Sara.

  • Steve Knox says:

    Bob, So sorry to hear of your loss! My prayer go out to you and your family!
    With Deepest sympathy,
    Steve Knox
    Nebraska Crop Improvement Association

  • Gene Hexom says:

    Dear Bob and family,

    I read of Janice’s death in the Argus. My sympathy to you and the family. I fondly remember our childhood times together with the Peck family in Sioux Falls during the 40’s and 50’s. Earl, Regene and family were frequent visitors with Grandma Jennie Powers and the Kaskes in Sioux Falls. May God’s comfort and blessing be with all of you. — Gene Hexom, Madison,SD

  • Chester VanderZee says:

    Bob, my sincere sympathy; may you experience God’s help and comfort.


  • Jim Lawrence says:

    Read about Janice in the Argus. We will always remember her as a happy and family-minded person. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. The Lawrence family.

  • Shawn T Peterson J.D. says:

    Jan was one of those people that was made to be a mother. She was always so upbeat and loved her children so very much. Brookings will feel even more empty on the rare occasions I make it back there.
    Love to all the Pollmanns.

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