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John L. Pollock

John L. Pollock, 90, of Kenosha, Wis. went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.

Born in Superior, Wis., on June 27, 1923, he was the son of the late John P. and Mary (Gella) Pollock. He was educated in the schools of Superior.

John served in the United States Army/Air Corp from Jan. 6, 1943, until his honorable discharge on Feb. 20, 1946.

On Jan. 6, 1945, he married the love of his life, Bernice A. Cronin, also of Superior. Because of work, they eventually settled in Kenosha. Bernice preceded him in death on July 24, 2007.

John worked as a master plumber with Local 93 out of Waukegan, Ill.. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, reading, writing in his journal, and was always ready to lend a helping hand to family and friends.

He is survived by his three children, Jeanne (Kenneth) Skendziel of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., Joseph Pollock of Minneapolis, Minn., and James (Mary) Pollock of Kenosha; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Donald Cronin of California; and many nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by a son, Michael Pollock, and a sister, Lillian Harnstrom.

John's family would like to thank the staff of Sterling House and Hospice Alliance for all of the kind and compassionate care they gave him.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 4th, at Proko Funeral Home from 2 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 4 p.m. followed by military honors. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Hospice Alliance would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory, 5111-60th Street Phone: (262) 654-3533

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