Ann (Wiegand) Pollack
1941 - 2020
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Ann Wiegand Pollack

Phoenix - Ann Wiegand Pollack, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away on March 16, 2020. Ann was born on June 29, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan and was raised in Michigan and Ohio. She graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor's degree in education and earned a master's in education from Ohio State University. Ann's career was in early childhood education and she began her profession teaching at Urbana College. Later, Ann worked with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Fort Yates, North Dakota and with the Hopi Tribe on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona. She also worked for many years with the State of Arizona's Department of Health Services. Ann loved traveling, horseback riding, painting, and had a love for the desert and mountains of Arizona that she shared with her husband Chris Pollack. She and Chris also shared a passion for rescuing dogs, in particular Dalmatians and Labradoodles. She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Chris Pollack, and her sister, Jane Basile. She is survived by her brother Gene Wiegand, stepchildren Sean and Travis, and her grandchildren Rebecca, Sarah, Lukas, and Gabriel. Best Funeral Home in Peoria has been entrusted with arrangements. Ann will be interred in a family plot at Acacia Park Cemetery in Beverly Hills, Michigan. Memorial gifts can be made at Arizona Game and Fish at https://www.azwildlifehero.com/, the Arizona Animal Welfare League at https://aawl.org/, or at the Alzheimer's Association at https://www.alz.org/.




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Published in The Arizona Republic from Mar. 24 to Mar. 25, 2020.
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March 25, 2020
We send our deepest sympathy to the Pollack and Wiegand families. May Ann Rest in Eternal Peace.
David and Janine Erali
March 25, 2020
It is very difficult to put the words to the page. Ann was my best friend as an adult and we had many, many happy times together. We met through the community service work my husband and I were involved with in supporting the Phoenix Police Department. ( It turned out that Ann's husband Chris had worked with my Dad who was also a police officer and I was very familiar with Chris Pollack stories even before I met him. Our friendship was 'meant to be'). We all had a love for western history and four wheeling all over the place in very out of the way locations. Ann's educational experiences were out of the ordinary and she inspired my son in his pursuits as a teacher. Ann and Chris became an integral part of our family. Her decline with the most horrible of diseases was not without inspiring moments due to her amazing intellect and perseverance. My family and I have been very blessed to have the Ann and Chris connections. Friends are a special treasure.

Kathy Davis
Kathy Davis
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