Joseph Pollock, 84

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Joseph Karl Pollock, 84, died Jan. 29, 1921, at the Veterans Home in Boise.

Funeral services were held Feb. 2 at Relyea Funeral Chapel in Boise. Arrangements were under the direction of the Cremation Society of Idaho.

Karl was born Feb 16, 1921, in Tropic, Utah. The family moved to Farmington, Utah, where he lived in his early teens, and then to Sandy, Utah, where he attended Jordan High School. It was there that he met his future wife, Elsie Peterson. The couple were married on May 10, 1941.

After graduating from Jordon High School in 1939 he began work for the Utah Copper Company as a machine operator.

He enlisted in the US Army in August 1944 and served as a staff sergeant with the 105th Infantry Division on Okinawa. After Okinawa, he participated in the post-war occupation of Japan.

Discharged from the army in 1946, he and his family moved to Soda Springs, Idaho, from Utah. Two years later the family moved to Meridian. He remained in the Meridian/Boise area for the rest of his life, occupied as a farmer and then as a farm implement mechanic, working for Schlofman Tractor until his retirement in 1987.

As a mechanic, he worked extensively in the Bruneau and Mountain Home area. He was a member of American Legion Bruneau Post #83 in Bruneau and served as Post Commander in 1999.

He is survived by: his daughter, Carla Isaacs; his son, Ralph Pollock, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Pollock, a brother, Thomas Pollock and a sister, Lila Pollock.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers a donation be made either to American Legion Bruneau Post #83, 29776 Davis Rd, Bruneau, ID 83604, or to Idaho Public Television, 1455 N. Orchard St., Boise ID 83706.