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Garis Pollert


     Garis A. Pollert, 72, of Northwood, ND passed away peacefully on October 20, 2020 with his family by his side. A private funeral service will be held.

     Garis A. Pollert was born January 9, 1948 at Mercy Hospital in Valley City, ND to Wilbur (Butch) Pollert and Grace (Bickett) Pollert. He grew to manhood on the family farm near Litchville, ND and graduated from Litchville High School. He graduated from Lakeland Medical Institute in Minneapolis and worked as a Medical Technologist in Gackle, ND and came to Northwood in 1971. Here he met the love of his life and he was united in marriage to Pamela J. Weber on October 20, 1973. Four children were born of this union, which are Jennifer, Michael, Mark, and Steven. They both worked the medical field for many years until Garis started working for Agvise for 16 years as a chemist.

     Garis was a member of St. Stephens Catholic Church, Church Council, and Knights of Columbus. Also the Northwood City Council, Northwood Commercial Club, Ducks Unlimited Committee, Lions Club, Advisory Board for Laboratory Education of ND, and instructor for Hunter’s Education. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating, oil painting, gardening, working with wood projects, taking long walks with his wife, but the thing he enjoyed the most was teaching oil painting to the 6th grade class at the local school.

     Garis is survived by his wife, Pamela; daughter, Jennifer (Todd) Evans, Northwood; sons, Mark (Emily) Pollert, Northwood; and Steven (Chelsey Fey) Pollert, Fargo, ND; brother, Loren Pollert, Sunnyville, CA; sisters: Sharon (Jerry) Harrington, Moorhead, MN; and Cynthia Gabeheart, Valley City, ND; grandchildren: Katie, Ally, Tyler, Jacob, Willow, Landin, Coltin, Autumn, Finn, Kaleb, Elijah, Laken, Asher, Hadley, and Skya; He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and close family friends, Karl and Mary Broeren.

     He was preceded in death by his son, Michael G. Pollert; parents, Wilbur and Grace; father and mother in law, Robert and Delores Weber; brother-in-law, Dave Weber; sister-in-law, Mary Weber; and brother-in-law, William Gabeheart.

     Garis has asked that memorials be donated to Relay for Life.

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Pam, Jennifer, Mark, and Steven...I was saddened to hear of Garis's recent death. I remember fondly my many visits in your home over the years. I offer you all, my sincere sympathy, thoughts and prayers. May he rest in the peace of the Risen Lord

Aaron Jelinek Nov 7 2020 12:00 AM

Pam and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Garis at NDHC after I first graduated from nursing in 1974. He was always so helpful. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Yvonne Hemmingsen Woodbeck Oct 31 2020 12:00 AM

We are saddened to hear ofthis lossto the Pollert Family. We have donated to the Relay for Life in memory of Garis.
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Monica at Ellingson Companies Oct 26 2020 12:00 AM

Pam & family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with you both in the 90s at NDHC, Garis had a quick wit & great sense of humor. My thoughts prayers & sympathy are with you all for comfort & peace. God Be with you!

Jan Sponsler Oct 22 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this!! Garish was such a gentle, sweet man!! An amazing artist!! We still have the painting from when he taught Brennens class to paint. Prayers for Garis and his family from the Beaudin family!!

Lisa Beaudin Oct 22 2020 12:00 AM

So very sorry to hear of this loss. I didn't know Garis really well but he had to have been one of the most gentle of humans and so very kind. The paintings my sons created under his teaching proudly hang in my living room. May you be comforted in your grief of such a special man.

Jennifer Raknerud Oct 21 2020 12:00 AM