Annabelle Pollert, 79, Bismarck, formerly of Roseglen, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at a Bismarck hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Roseglen. Burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Douglas on Saturday, at 3:30 pm.
Visitation will be held today, Nov. 2, from 3 to 7 p.m., at Thompson Funeral Home in Garrison.
Annabelle was born July 6, 1933, in Ryder, to Anton and Fern (Slocum) Kolden. She was raised in Roseglen and went to Snippen rural school. She graduated from Minot High School in 1951.
On Dec. 28, 1962, Annabelle married Lawrence Pollert in Douglas. They made their home in Minot, where she worked in the office at the Ward County Independent. They then moved to Bismarck and Annabelle worked for St. Alexius as manager of the hospital's credit union, a title she held for 23 years. She later worked as the head of the financial aid office at the University of Mary. During her "retirement," she worked as a caretaker at Enable Inc. in Bismarck for seven years. She recently moved to the Benedictine Living Center in Garrison, where she found a new best friend, "Lady," the center's golden retriever.
Annabelle had many hobbies, including reading, gardening, watching TV and caring for flowers.
Annabelle in survived by: two daughters, Barbara Holly and Debbie Stienberg; grandchildren, Kaine Holly, Amy and Stacey Stienberg; stepgrandchildren, Anthony and Nicholas Holly; sisters, Joyce Olson, Lorraine Forsman, Sandra (Norlan) Rue; brother, Ronald Kolden; sister-in-law, Mildred Roberts; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Duane Kolden; and brother-in-law, Emil "Jr." Forsman.
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