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Emily Lindstaedt Pollander
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“My condolences with deepest love and gratuity to Greg Pollander and family ”
1 of 31 | Posted by: Dietra Sanders 317 413 9743 - IN

“My daughter, Emily Lawson, knows your son, Logan fron school and I remember your wife, Emily, from Aldersgate. We are now at the Chapel for the...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Tina Lawson, M.D.

“Emily was pretty much like a second mother to me when my family lived accross the street. She would always have me and Nathan over to hang out with...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: Katie Caldwell - seattle WA, WA

“Dr. Pollander, boys, and family - I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Emily 20 years ago. She was a friend of a mutual friend and we got together...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Rachel Scudder - Indianapolis, IN

“I am sorry to hear about Emily. I remember working with her in MOPPETS when we lived in Fort Wayne. Her kindness to others was unmatched. Our...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Janet, Joe and Larry Bolan - IN

“I remember you & Emily during a NIPR pledge drive back in '08 and trying to figure out why you were so very familiar to me. Then we figured it out...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Susan Bienz - Fort Wayne, IN

“I was quite saddened last night when Karen [Fraser] told me of Emily's passing. I only had the good fortune to meet Emily a few times, but what I do...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Kevin Watson - Huntsville, AL

“Gregg, Parker and Logan, What a beautiful tribute to Emily these past few days and what an amazing outpouring of love and affection that I was...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Heather Bleeke - Fort Wayne, IN

“What a tragic loss. Gregg--I don't remember all the spouses with our residents, but I do remember Emily--a very nice lady and the two of you always...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Tom Richardson, M.D. - Danville, IN

“I was one of many people who life was touched by Emily. I know that she is in Gods care now. Emily was truly an example of an extraordinary life. ...Read More »
10 of 31 | Posted by: Jon Tyler Conner - Kent, WA

“Dear Pollander family, What a beautiful, loving tribute today to your amazing Emily. Logan, your words were comforting and you are a very brave boy....Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: Reenae, Gary, Braden & Matty - IN

“Dear Gregg, Logan and Parker, I am so sorry to just find out about Emily's passing. Logan and my son Ethan were in preschool together. We use to...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Mary McWilliams - Fort Wayne, IN

“Gregg, Logan and Parker...my heart breaks with yours at the loss of your Emily. I enjoyed many years of her service on the KidLINKS Education Council...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: Joan Schell - Fort Wayne, IN

“Gregg I am saddened by the news of your loss and the difculty of the battle that you and your family have gone through. My prayers are with you. ”
14 of 31 | Posted by: Mike Russell - Bargersville, IN

“Dear Gregg, Logan, and Parker, We have been close friends of your Uncle Bill's and Rusty's for almost twenty years, and, although we didn't know...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: Ann Marie & Jay Hebert - CA

“Dear Pollander Family, I was saddened to read Emily's obituary in the Indianapolis Star. Emily and I were in nursing school together at DePauw...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Shelley Clark Naum - Carmel, IN

“DR. Pollander and sons I had never met Emily but reading about she was and incredible woman. She was a devoted wife, mother and friend. I am...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Linda Oyer - Woodburn, IN

“Emily and I became acquainted when Logan and my daughter, Claire, became great pals at Parents Day Out at Aldersgate U.M. church during their toddler...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Tauna Bender Griffith - IN

“The Lindstaedts were the nicest people and family I have ever known. I never heard Emily or Bill say an ill word towards or about anyone. Mr. and...Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: Tim Wittenauer - Richmond, VA

“Gregg, I only met Emily once, but considered her a long old friend like you. As we have gotten older we all went in our different ways. We settled...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: Bill (Sandy) Sandrock - Cortland, OH

“Dear Dr. Pollander, Thinking of you and your family. With prayer, Pat ”
21 of 31 | Posted by: Patricia Bassett - Fort Wayne, IN, IN

“We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to your family. You will be in our prayers. May you find peace during this time. ”
22 of 31 | Posted by: Deborah Brown and Terri Goins - IN

“I would like to extend my deepest condolences to your family. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and in my...Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Shauna Brososky-Wagner - IN

“Bill, Marilyn and family, Our prayers and thought are with you. God's blessings and comfort to you. ”
24 of 31 | Posted by: Janis & Keith - Crystal River, FL

“Bill & Marilyn and Family, Although it has been many years, I can still recall the vibrance with which Emily lived her life. Her wonderful smile...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: Bart Peterson - Indianapolis, IN

“Dr. Pollander & family, My sympathies are with you during this difficult time and I'm sorry for your loss. ”
26 of 31 | Posted by: Donna Allshire - Fort Wayne, IN

“Gregg, and family. We are so sorry for your loss, I have been praying for her for the past year, your Mom told me she was ill. Remember all the...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: Joan & Chuck Thomas - Cortland, OH

“To Bill & Marilyn & their family Our love & prayers are with you. Jean & Dick ”
28 of 31 | Posted by: Dick & Jean Lindstaedt - IN

“Dear Gregg, My sympathies to you and your family at this difficult time. I read the lovely tribute to your wife in today's Warren Tribune Chronicle...Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: Carlotta Raymond Sheets - OH

“Dr. Pollander and family, I would like for you to know of my thoughts and prayers for you as you grieve the loss of Emily. Having served at...Read More »
30 of 31 | Posted by: Steven Conner - Fort Wayne, IN

“I was lucky enough to meet Emily through her brother Bill that cherished and loved her so much. In the few times I met her I could tell that she was...Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: Brian Gibson - San Francisco, CA


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Emily Lindstaedt Pollander, 48, died on Saturday, January 2, 2010 after a long and valiant battle with ovarian cancer. She died at home in Fort Wayne, Indiana surrounded by her family. Born in Indianapolis, Emily graduated as valedictorian from West Vigo High School in West Terre Haute, Indiana. She received her BS in Nursing at DePauw University where she was a member of the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing and a member of Delta Zeta Sorority. At DePauw, she served on student medical teams serving in Peru and Guatemala. Emily received her MS in Nursing from the University of Kentucky as a Nurse Practitioner where she won the May Sanders Award recognizing outstanding contributions to nursing care. Emily's work experience in the nursing field included the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati and Family Nurse Practitioner with the Marion County Indiana Health Department. Emily served as Director of Healthy Babies Program at People's Health Center in Indianapolis and later was a Nurse Practitioner at Women and Family Services in Defiance, Ohio. Emily was a dedicated member of the community and a tireless volunteer. She had volunteered at Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control. She had great love for the outdoors and led nature hikes for school children at Fox Island County Park. Emily was a member of the Fox Island Alliance Board and was the 2008 Alliance Volunteer of the Year. She obtained her Indiana Master Naturalist certification and has passed on her love of the outdoors to her boys. She and son Logan together were named 2005 and 2006 Animal Caretakers of the Year by Allen County Parks. Emily loved beachcombing on Bald Head Island, NC where she could always find the tiniest, most elegant shells. There she supported conservancy efforts and made a second home with her family. Emily was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne and also attended St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. At Aldersgate, she served as Chair of the Preschool Board for many years and enjoyed teaching Sunday school. Emily also pursued a variety of creative and athletic hobbies. She was an avid and talented knitter whose creations will be cherished by recipients for years to come. Emily was a runner and completed two half marathons. She finished the 12K Bay to Breakers Race in San Francisco in 2008 while undergoing chemotherapy. Wonderful mother, devoted wife, irrepressible spirit! She is survived by loving husband, Gregg S. Pollander, MD and her two adoring sons, Logan and Parker, parents William and Marilyn Lindstaedt, brother Bill Lindstaedt and sister Carolyn Kirby, eleven nieces and nephews and parents-in-law Edward and Maryann Pollander. She was preceded in death by stillborn daughter, Julia Noelle. Calling hours are Friday, January 8, 2010 from 6pm - 8pm at McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road. Memorial Service is 10am Saturday, January 9, 2010 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials to, St. Vincent Foundation Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. (8402 Harcourt Road, Suite 210; Indianapolis, IN 46260. Telephone: (317) 338-2338).To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.

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