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Merle D. Pollard, 68, of Galion, died suddenly Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 at his home. 

Merle was born in Cardington on Oct. 11, 1947 to the late James and Ethel (Poole) Pollard.

Merle retired from Peabody in Galion as a welder and machinist. He was a member of the VFW Post 4329, Galion and the former Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie #630, Galion. Proud of his home and yard, Merle kept both immaculate and was always organized. A sports fan, he loved all Cleveland sports-Especially the Cleveland Indians. When his children were younger he helped coach baseball.

He is survived by his two sons, Steve and Shelli Pollard, of Bucyrus, and Michael Pollard and Donna DaCosta, of Boca Raton, Florida; his daughter, Elizabeth and Miquel Perez, of Boynton Beach, Florida; his six grandchildren, Elishia, Steven, and Mikinzee Pollard, Isabella, Tristan and Ashton Perez; his two great-grandsons, Quinton Pollard, and Langston Fraudner; his two brothers, Dan and Charline Pollard, of Crosby, Texas, and Jack and Susan Pollard, of Mt. Gilead; his sister, Judith and Steve Eckstein, of Galion; and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and ten brothers and sisters.

Friends may call Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, 303 Portland Way N., Galion. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion with Pastor Richard Genzman officiating. Burial will follow in Bryn Zion Cemetery, Mt. Gilead.

Online condolences may be made to the family at The Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion is honored to serve the family of Merle D. Pollard.

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