POLLICK, Jean Marie (Young) of Oakley, age 84 passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019 at Shiawassee Hospice Home in Owosso after a brief illness.
Jean was born February 21, 1935 in Saginaw to the late Peter and Louise (Bannan) Young. She graduated 1953 from Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Chesaning. She completed two years at St. Mary's School of Nursing in Saginaw. She married Stephen H. Pollick on September 3, 1955. They were married 64 years and raised nine children.
Jean worked for American Records in Owosso for five years before working for the Chesaning Union School District from 1973 to 1996. Her strength was an amazing example for those around her and her personality was as bold and fiery as her red hair. Her faith in God and commitment to family was undeniable. Jean was a true matriarch of her family and was the glue that held her extended families together, organizing reunions as often as possible. Family time always included card games, Rummikub, Five Crowns and puzzles. Her love also extended to her community and many organizations throughout her lifetime including the Red Hats Society where she served as Co-Queen of her group organizing many monthly functions. Jean organized a monthly breakfast group of retired support staff from the school, and also enjoyed her Bunco group. Jean served as the President of the Support Staff Union for the Chesaning Union Schools for 10 years and served on the Oakley Village council for several years helping to organize the Oakley Brady Harvest Festival which she chaired for 8 years.
Surviving besides her husband, Stephen, are her children, JeanAnn (Dave) Berlin of Manitou Beach, Mary (Frank) Hawes of Flushing, Pat (Ric) Wesley of Hudsonville, Karen (Mark) Aepelbacher of East Jordan, Joan (Doug) Fauble of Bay City, Janet Pollick of Swartz Creek, Nancy (Jim) Greenfelder of Flushing, Sandy (Matt) Rombach of Davisburg and Stephen (Rhonda Hamelink) Pollick of St. Charles as well as 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; siblings, Ann Howard and Richard (MaryAnn) Young; in-laws, Alberta Young, Alice Pollick, Sally Pollick and Michael (Terry) Pollick. She was predeceased by her parents; two infant sisters; her siblings, Rose Mary Starland, Peter Young, Robert Young; father-in-law, Stephen Pollick; mothers-in-law, Paula Mitchell and Leona Pollick; and in-laws, Fielding Howard, Frank Starland, Bonnie Young, Robert Pollick, Richard Pollick, Joseph Pollick and Margie Pollick.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019 at St. Peter Catholic Parish in Chesaning with Fr Joe Miller celebrating. Burial to follow in St Michael's Cemetery in Oakley. Visitation will be at the Misiuk Funeral Home in Chesaning on Friday from 2 – 8 pm with rosary service at 7 pm. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of mass at 11 a.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to Breast Cancer Research, St. Vincent DePaul at St. Joseph Church in Owosso, Hospice House of Shiawassee County or Heartland Hospice group. You may light a memorial candle or share a memory at misiukfuneralhome.com.
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