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Nancy Pollack died on June 13, 2018 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing following complications from an earlier stroke. She was born in Evansville, Indiana on November 1, 1940 to her late parents Charles and Evelyn (Markham) Williams. She graduated from Evansville College and Purdue University with degrees in education. At Purdue, she met Jim, her future husband.

Nancy taught school in Indiana, Massachusetts, and California before son Charles and daughter Jill were born in Midland. Once the kids were older, she taught English as a second language for many years to men and women brought to the area by their employers.

Nancy began her music career playing French Horn in her high school and college marching bands. She was a charter member of the Midland Concert Band. She was also a founding parent of the Midland Montessori School.

In Midland, she has been an active member of Chapter CB of the PEO women’s organization and was a member of the Monday Club.

Nancy had a vibrant spirit, a sharp wit and loved the arts. She also enjoyed cruising, fishing and spending time at the family cottage in Gladwin County.

In addition to her husband Jim, Nancy is survived by her children, Charles (Ginger) of Rochester Hill and Jill (Adrian Breeman) of Silver Springs, MD, and two grandchildren, Victoria Pollack and Peter Breeman.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm. Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 pm until the time of service.

Those planning on making an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Midland Concert Band in her name.

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