Dr. Stephen Max DO FCCP Polland

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LONE TREE, CO-Polland, Dr. Stephen Max, DO, FCCP 78 of Lone Tree Colorado passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 3, 2018 at his home. He was born August 2, 1939 in Sterling, Colorado to Louise A. and Max Polland. Dr. Polland is survived by his brothers, Dr. Calvin Polland, DO, and his wife Linda of Estes Park and Mr. Timothy Polland of St. Veit, Austria; his children, Jason K. Polland and wife Sabrina Polland of Vail; Daughter, Julia L. and husband John M. Roguski, Jr., grandchildren, Kiota and Johnny Roguski of Golden; and Life Partner, Mai Filipini of Colorado Springs. Dr. Polland, was preceded in death by his parents, Louise A. and Max Polland of Sterling, and brother, Dr. Daniel Polland, DO of Grand Junction. Dr. Polland was a board certified Intensivist, Pulmonologist and Professor of Medicine. He attended Bethany College for his undergraduate degree and graduated from the University of Kansas Osteopathic Medical School in 1968. He began his career in LaCrosse Kansas as a Primary Care Physician, Coroner and Deputy Sheriff and continued his education and specialization in pulmonary medicine and intensive care in Wichita Kansas. Dr. Polland owned the Pulmonary Clinic of Wichita and was the first Osteopathic Physician to be Chief Medical Director at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita Kansas. Dr. Polland went on to be a Professor of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Medical School. Dr. Polland was a master woodcarver who meticulously carved award-winning birds. Dr. Polland was an avid golfer, loved to go for drives and enjoyed traveling. Dr. Polland also volunteered as a doctor on several trips to Mexico. Dr. Polland gave generously to the people around him and cared deeply for his staff, friends and family. When hospitalized he would buy pizza for all shifts and staff who worked in the facility. He will be deeply missed. Services for Dr. Polland were held on Saturday July 7, 2018 at Horan and McConaty Funeral Home, Centennial, CO. He will be laid to rest with his mother, father and grandmother in Sterling, Colorado in the Fall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the . Horan & McConaty Funeral Home, Centennial, CO. HoranCares.com
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Published in The Wichita Eagle on July 15, 2018
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