John Pollard, 73

John R. Pollard, 73, Wabash, died  6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, at his home. He was born to the late Charles A. Pollard Sr. and Janet (McArthy) Baker on Aug. 26, 1940 in Knoxville, Tenn.

He married Karin E. Schwarz on Nov. 5, 1961; she survives. He served his country in the United States Army. He retired as a production foreman at Wabash Alloys in 1995. His passions in life were motorcycles, woodworking, guitar and his garden.

He is also survived by two sons, Bruce Pollard, Wabash, and John Pollard, Silver Lake; three daughters, Heidi Vandermark, Renee Dillon, and Mrs. Jason (Kim) Campbell all of Wabash; 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Nelda Lincoln-Reich.

A private family service will be held with Pastor Tim Prater officiating. Burial will follow in the Falls Cemetery in Wabash. Preferred memorials are to Wabash Animal Shelter, 810 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992.

McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Posted on 2014 Mar 05