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James S. Pollema

Fri, Jan 24th, 2003
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James S. "Jim" Pollema, 96, of Rochester, formerly of Houston, died January 18, 2003 at Whitewater Healthcare Center in St. Charles.

He was born Oct. 2, 1906, in Houston, grew up there and farmed in the Houston area. From April 1941 to September 1949 he served in the Army with overseas duty in France, Africa, Holland and Germany. On June 7, 1955, he married Mechthilda Schoenmeyer in Germany. They lived in Houston and Rochester. Mr. Pollema was a member of Looney Valley Lutheran Church and was involved with moving wild turkeys to southeastern Minnesota from Missouri. He enjoyed music and wildlife.

Survivors include nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers and two sisters.

The funeral was held Jan. 22, 2003 at Looney Valley Lutheran Church in rural Houston, with the Rev. Kris Fahey officiating. Burial was in Silver Creek Cemetery in rural Houston. Hoff Funeral Homes-Houston Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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