Alice Louise (Espich) Pollert
- - Alice was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana to John and Crystal Berniece (Kreischer) Espich and is survived by her husband Les, son-in-law Paul Buck, grandchildren Grace, Olivia, and P.J. Buck and sister Kathryn (Espich) Zimmerman. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Dr. Jill Buck, granddaughter, Sophie Marie Buck, and grandsons Branson and Aidan Buck.
Alice earned her BSN, MSN and post masters in nursing from Indiana University and completed the parish nursing program at Marion University. She was awarded Sigma Theta Tau's outstanding graduate student award in 1982 for academic achievement and community service and was selected for Indiana's 1st School Nurse Leadership Academy in 2000. Her 50 year nursing career included the I. U. Medical Center, Lafayette Home Hospital, West Lafayette High School, and the M. S. D. of Martinsville schools. She also volunteered at many summer camps.
She was an active member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church (Greenwood), Bible Study Fellowship, Woman's Department Club of Indianapolis, and a charter and active member of the IN Association of School Nurses.
Alice enjoyed time with family, friends, gardening and flower arranging, and serving her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ who was her purpose for living.
Preferred memorials are to Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Bible Study Fellowship International, Salvation Army, or the scholarship in memory of Jill Buck through South Grove Eye Care.
Published in The Indianapolis Star on Dec. 16, 2018.