Keith Pollard
Date of Birth
December 25, 1934
Ashland, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
January 16, 2018
Columbus, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Saturday, January 20, 2018 ~ 10:30 a.m.
United Methodist Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska


Friday, January 19, 2018 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
McKown Funeral Home ~ Columbus, Nebraska

Saturday, January 20, 2018 ~ 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
United Methodist Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Memorials – in lieu of flowers

Paws and Claws of Columbus

Keith Pollard of Columbus entered into eternal rest Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Columbus Community Hospital.

Keith G. Pollard was born December 25, 1934 in Ashland, NE to Gail and Neva (Laird) Pollard. He attended schools in Ashland where he graduated in 1952. Keith attended Hastings College before moving to UNL where graduated with a Degree in Education. Keith was united in marriage to Ethel Bower in Ashland in 1954. Keith taught and coached in several small towns in Nebraska before serving as a Principal in Ashland, Osceola, IA, and Papillion. He was the Superintendent in Arapahoe before coming to Columbus where he was the administrator of the Educational Service Unit #7 from which he retired in 1997. Ethel passed away in 1994, and in 1996, Keith was united in marriage to Kathy Harsh of Columbus. He enjoyed traveling, hunting, snow skiing, golfing, Husker Football, and attending his grandchildrens many events. Keiths love for dogs was unparalleled. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Keith will always be remembered and admired for being an outstanding administrator and leader because of his compassion, caring, fairness, and sense of humor.

Keith is survived by:

Wife Kathy Pollard of Columbus

Daughter Kim Pollard of Minden, NE
Son Kevin (Anita) Pollard of Beatrice, NE
Daughter Tammy (Doug) Fritz of Hildreth, NE
Son Gregg (Donna) Pollard of Ashland, NE
Step-Son Scott (Lynn) Harsh of Columbus, NE
Step-Daughter Cindy (Don) Zimmer of Mesa, AZ
Step-Daughter Sandy Van Berg of Mesa, AZ

12 Grandchildren 2 Great Grandchildren
6 Step Grandchildren 9 Step Great Grandchildren

Brother Ken (Sherry) Pollard of Palm Springs, CA
Brother Bob Pollard of Pennsylvania

He is preceded in death by:

First Wife Ethel Pollard

Parents Gail and Neva Pollard

Condolences for Keith Pollard
  1. Gary Campbell
    • January 18, 2018 - 1 year ago

    You have our sympathy for the passing of Keith.

  2. Richard l Watson
    • January 19, 2018 - 1 year ago

    Sorry for your loss. He was a good and fair man.

  3. Gene & Mary Roncka
    • January 20, 2018 - 1 year ago

    Our sincere condolences to the Pollard family. Our thoughts and prayers go with you.

    Warm regards,
    Gene & Mary Roncka

  4. Vana Rogers
    • January 26, 2018 - 1 year ago

    Thinking of you with deepest sympathy.

    Ivan Rogers and family.

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