Robert Joseph Pollock
December 26, 1960 ~ June 11, 2014
Memorial services will be 11:00am, Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Heartland Funeral Home, with Fr. David Stevens officiating.
Robert Joseph Pollock was born in Sioux Falls on December 26, 1960, to Bob and Maggie (Mertens) Pollock. He attended Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls and graduated in 1979.
On May 23, 1992, he was united in marriage with Lori Ann Davis. They have one daughter, Monica Lu. Bob was a loving husband to his wife, Lori and a caring and devoted father to Monica.
Bob was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing with his daughter, and all types of hunting with friends and family for antelope and pheasant. He loved spending time outdoors with his dog and taking drives in the country with his wife. His other passion was car restoration – especially his 1970 Mustang – and car racing. Bob had fun times in the mud races and demolition derbies and always enjoyed watching NASCAR. Not only did he work on his own cars, he also helped countless friends and relatives repair and restore their vehicles.
Bob worked hard his entire life. He started out at Standard Oil on 10th & Cliff while still in high school. He worked for Ace Neon Signs, and then his automotive career took him to TMA and Big O Tires, all in Sioux Falls. Bob took over the family business, A-1 Cleaning, after the death of his father, and continued its successful operation. While self-employed, Bob also kept busy with side jobs; most recently working for Youth Enrichment Services.
All who knew and loved Bob, knew of his skill as a carpenter and craftsman. He used that gift to design and construct their home, and to transform old appliances and other forlorn items into gleaming, functional works of art.
Bob will be missed.
Grateful for sharing his life are his wife, Lori, and their daughter, Monica; three sisters: Debra (John) Peters of Sioux Falls, Patty (Rod) Rand of Maynard, MN, Laurie (Scott) Markley of Sioux Falls; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his cousin, Gary.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Youth Enrichment Services or Pheasants Forever in Bob’s memory.