Clarence Claude Pollet, 91, of rural LaHarpe, died Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Windsor Place in Iola.
He was born Sept. 18, 1921, in Coffeyville, the son of Clarence Chester and Minnie M. (Parkhurst) Pollet. He graduated from LaHarpe High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. While in the Army he worked as a clerk directly with General Eisenhower and his staff as they traveled and fought in Europe.
On Oct. 27, 1945, Clarence married Dorothy M. Heimberg at the LaHarpe Methodist Church. They lived in Powell, Wyo., for three years before returning to this area. He worked for the LeHigh Portland Cement Co. until it closed and then worked as a supervisor for E.B. Construction for 13 years. He also farmed and lived on his present farm southwest of LaHarpe since 1962. His wife preceded him in death on March 26, 2003.
He was a member of the Laborers International Union of North America Local No. 1290.
He is survived by two sons, Clarence E. Pollet, Jr. and wife, Patsy, LaHarpe, and John E. Pollet, Iola; three daughters, Shirley Allen and husband, J.L., Pleasanton, Barbara Beasley and husband, Bill, LaHarpe, and Nancy Pollet and husband, Larry, Independence. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Burial will take place at LaHarpe Cemetery.
Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
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