Robert Joseph Pollock

December 26, 1960 ~ June 11, 2014

pollock,bob_ovalRobert (Bob) J. Pollock, 53, Sioux Falls, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage.

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.

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  • Teresa Bell says:

    Lori and Monica,
    My deepest sympathy to you both for your loss of Bob, husband and father. I will be thinking of you and lifting you up in prayer during this tough time.

  • Beth Folkerts says:

    Lori and Monica,
    My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of Bob. He was a wonderful co-worker and will be greatly missed not only by myself but by everyone at YES. He was loved by all of the children and staff. My prayers are with you both.

  • Angie Munce says:

    This saddens me beyond belief. We at Country Meadows Apartments will miss him. Residents are in shock. We pray for you Lori and Monica and the rest of Bob’s family. Hoping you find peace knowing he is finally pain free.

  • Christine Teal says:

    Lori and Monica-
    I am so sorry and sad to hear about Bobs passing. He was like an uncle to me growing up. I know my dad is going to miss him like crazy. As I’m sure you will, too. He was a great man and I have lots of fond memories of him. You are in my thoughts.

  • Mick Monger says:

    Best wishes to all family and friends! We loved Bob, he was easy to like, good company to keep and a fun fellow always. I knew Bob from Whittier Jr High, then Lincoln and he was always polite, optimistic and upbeat. We enjoyed many fun times, over on the Eastside and out on the farm. I’d not seen him for years, I’m sorry I did not stay in contact. He had a wild spirit and plenty of enthusiasm, and was up for most anything, a fine friend to have.
    We were fortunate to know him, and those closest to Bob have my very deepest sympathy and love. I’ll miss him. Thanks to all who loved him, he was the coolest of cat!

  • Jana Langemach says:

    Dear Lori and Monica,
    You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and grant you peace.
    Jana, Norm, and Kari Langemach

  • Bob & Flo Kunkel says:

    We are so very sorry to hear of Bobby Jo’s passing. You have out sympathy and our prayers. We watched him grow up from Baby on, same age as one of our boys. May you find refuge in God’s love.

    Bob and Florence Kunkel

  • Carolyn Hein says:

    My heart goes out to you. Bob was a caring man, always willing to help others. He will be missed. God be with you during this difficult time.

  • Tom & Gloria Houle says:

    Dear Lori & Monica,
    We were saddened to hear of Bob’s illness and death. We knew him as a kind, generous and talented man. His work around our condo was super and he will be missed by many of the residents. Our condolences to you both.

    Tom & Gloria Houle

  • Becky Moser says:

    Dear Lori and Monica…
    My heart is breaking upon hearing about Bob’s passing. I have some great memories of the antics of Mitch and Bob. Bob’s infectious laugh and sparkling-eyes smile will live on in our hearts.
    “When someone you love becomes a memory…the memory becomes a treasure.”
    Love and prayers to you…
    Becky Moser

  • Caron Neumann says:

    Lori I am so sorry for your loss. You and Monica and the rest of Bob’s family are in my prayers. Even tho I never met him, I know he made you happy. Caron

  • Bryan Ruby says:

    Deepest sympathies from many of us here at the National Weather Service. For me, seeing Bob entering our office in the late afternoon was a great way to end my day. I will miss our many conversations.


  • Mark Monger says:

    Very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He always had time for others.I will always remember his smile (as pictured) and his spirit…Our deepest sympathy to his friends and family. He is already missed.

  • Kyle Weisser says:

    So sorry for your loss. We will miss him at the National Weather Service.

  • Barb & Hank Auge says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry to hear of his passing.

  • Eleanor Neisteadt says:

    You may not remember who I am. We worked together at Sioux Valley Hosp. on the Switchboard. I know I told you that Maggie had been a friend of mine. I think you left because you were expecting your baby. Some of our conversations were about baby names. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories & know that an even more beautiful life has begun for Bob. Peace to you and your family.
    Eleanor Neisteadt

  • Jennifer and Don Huwe says:

    Dear Lori and Monica,
    We are so sorry for your loss of Bob. Our sincere condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Tom & Gloria Houle says:

    Lori and Monica we are sorry for your loss and hope you will find comfort in knowing that Bob was liked and appreciated by all who knew him. He was a kind, generous man who shared his abilities with many people. We will miss him personally as will the residents at Cottonwood Creek.

  • JoAnn Gilbertson says:

    We worked together at Ace. Really amazing soul. Prayers to your wife and little girl. Wonder if you kept in touch with Kieth Teal and Danny Koskela..

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