Range Funeral Homes


Sharon Kay Pollary

03/06/1943 - 09/19/2021

Sharon Kay Pollary, 78, of Chisholm, died September 19, 2021 at Fairview Range Hospital in Hibbing, MN.

She was born March 6, 1943 in Virginia, MN to Arthur and Madge Herrmeyer. She was a proud graduate of the Mt. Iron High School. After high school she went on to Professional Business Institute in Minneapolis for dental assisting and graduated in 1962.

On August 15, 1964 she was united in marriage to Donald Pollary Jr. They settled in Chisholm, MN when Donald was hired by the School District as a high school teacher. While raising their two children, Sharon became employed at Bassing & Bassing Dental in Chisholm and Virginia. She loved working for the Bassings and truly enjoyed all of the company of the patients she would see.

Sharon was a proud member of Grace Lutheran Church of Chisholm where she was involved in Ladies Guild, Caregivers, Choir, Sunday School Treasurer, Building Committee and volunteered for many other activities. Sharon also served on the Buhl All Class Committee with her husband for many years (even though she was Mt. Iron Ranger at heart). Her greatest love and joy was her one and only Grand-Daughter, Taylor, who was her world. She loved taking care of her and spoiling her. Sharon lived to take care of others. It was her calling in life.

Sharon was “Mama Pollary” to all of her children’s friends over the years and became a mom to many of the aides who helped her at Heritage Manor while recovering from cancer and a stroke. Everyone loved hanging out in Sharon’s Room there. Once she became a permanent resident, she met one of her best friends, Steven Jaynes. They loved to play jokes on the staff and raised each other up when things were hard. These two would have been the most unlikely friends in any other place, but fate and comfort in each other brought them together. She was “Betty Crocker” and Steven was “AC/DC”.

A special thank you to our adopted family and care givers who helped Sharon from the time of her illnesses (5 years ago) at home and at Heritage Manor, Brittany Warren and Kati Jamnick. Your love, care, and support were never wavering. Additionally, we would like to thank Geri Carlstrom, Carol Pastore, Nina Buria and Jean and Earl Ostlie for steadfastly visiting her. Our family will forever be grateful for your friendship and love.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur & Madge Herrmeyer; Mother & Father-in-law’s, Donald Sr. and Jean Pollary; daughter-in-law, Nichol Pollary; Best Friend at Heritage Manor, Steven Jaynes, and beloved schnauzer doggies, Colonel, Spanky, Max and Grand-dog Pugsley.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Pollary Jr.; children, Derek (Sarah Rubel) Pollary, Kimberly (Otto) Maki; Grand-daughter, Taylor Pollary; Friends & Caregivers, Brittany Warren and Kati Jamnick.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, September 24th, at 12:00pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 508 9th St. NW, Chisholm, MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.

Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guestbook or send condolences please visit rangefuneralhomes.com.

4 thoughts on “Sharon Kay Pollary”

  1. Lauri Cary says:

    Kim and Derek, my heart breaks for you. I know how much you loved and admired your mom. I know how hard it is for you right now. Know that time will make it bearable to live with. I,m so grateful and proud how our parents were close for all these years. Sending you lots of love. Lauri
    P.S. I know my daddy was there to greet your mom.💖

  2. Patty Levstek says:

    Bucky Joe and I would like to send our heartfelt condolences to the Derek, Kim and Donald.

  3. Karee Byrne says:

    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you Don and family may you always hold happy memories in your heart our love Karee and John

  4. Jane Nelson says:

    Our sympathies to the Pollary family.
    Jack & Jane Nelson

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Friday 09/24/2021 at 12:00 PM
Grace Lutheran Church, 9th St NW, Chisholm, MN, USA

Visitation begins at 11:00 AM