LeRoy Frederick Pollert


LeRoy Frederick Pollert, 88, of Seymour passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Born Jan. 30, 1927, in Jackson County, he was the son of Edward and Emma VonDielingen Pollert. On Feb. 4, 1951, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, he married Delores Jean Hackman with the Rev. Mueller officiating. She preceded him in death Dec. 30, 2011.

He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s-Sauers. LeRoy graduated from Brownstown High School, then attended the University of Wisconsin and Purdue University.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served at Pearl Harbor and Guam. He worked his entire adult life at Seymour National Bank, now PNC bank, from 1947 until his retirement in 1989. He served as bookkeeper, teller, cashier, loan officer and retired as a vice president.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, having served as an elder and trustee. He served on the church foundation board and building expansion committee, was the fair stand treasurer for 20 years and served on numerous other boards and committees. His other memberships also included Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925 in Seymour, Seymour Elks Club 462 since 1960, and the American Legion Post 89 where he served as treasurer of the Christmas Basket Fund for 50 years and was a lifetime member and financial officer. He was a past member of Seymour Evening Lions Club.

Survivors include his two daughters, Lisa A. (James) Ortyn and Beth A. (Don) Russell; four grandchildren, Christina L. and Andrew J. Ortyn and Taylor E. and Ally N. Russell; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Verna Darlage and Ola Pollert; and three brothers, Leon, Melvin and Omer Pollert.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ralph Blomenberg, the Rev. Philip Bloch, the Rev. James Rodriguez and Vicar Alex Hoffmeyer officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Burkholder Funeral Chapel and from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church.

Burial will take place at Riverview Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Post 89, V.F.W. Post 1925, Disable American Veterans 47 and Vietnam Veterans 7, all of Seymour.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Immanuel Lutheran School, Trinity Lutheran High School or Lutheran Hour.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared at www.burkholderfuneralchapel.com