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Jane Pollak, 87

November 11, 2009

-NOV. 14, 2009

GRINNELL, Iowa - Jane Pollak, 87, died Oct. 27, 2009, from complications of pneumonia and a stroke. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Des Moines.

Jane was born to Don and Katherine Mullendore in New Windsor, Md., the oldest of eight children. After high school, she was a buyer for Bloomingdales in New York City until her marriage to Ed in 1947. The family moved to Iowa in 1965. Jane and Ed were married 62 years and raised five children.

Jane was active in volunteering, including many church activities, knitting hats and mittens for kids in need, and as a Girl Scout leader. She is survived by her husband, Ed; four sons and one daughter; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; siblings, Fran (Jim) Darnton, Alice (Chuck) Thomas and Steve (Jean) Mullendore; and many other relatives. Preceding her in death were her parents, her brothers Edward and Jim Mullendore, and her sisters Betty Whitmore and Carole Neal.

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Information concerning memorial contributions is available and online condolences may be made at www.ilesfuneralhomes.com.

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