Mahlon Pollard


Mahlon Pollard, 3, of Letcher, SD, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at First United Methodist Church in Mitchell. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, SD. Visitation will be 5-7:00 PM Monday, March 20 at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell with a prayer service at 6:30 PM.

Mahlon Daniel Pollard was born July 1, 2019 at Avera St. Benedict Hospital in Parkston, South Dakota to Dustin and Ashley Pollard. He spent his amazing life in Letcher with his parents and three brothers, Ayden Baker, Damon Pollard, and Kayson Pollard.

Mahlon, also known as May May, was super happy, energetic, loving, always on the move, baby shark fanatic, and outdoor-loving child who loved to spend time playing with his brothers.

In November 2022, Mahlon was diagnosed with Level 3 autism. He was nonverbal but learned ways to tell you what he wanted or didn’t want. Something he always wanted was baby shark. You could always find him jumping and laughing watching anything baby shark.

He is survived by his parents, Dustin and Ashley Pollard; his three brothers, Ayden, Damon, and Kayson; grandparents, Rachel and Brendon Herlyn, Scottie and Valerie Kotilinek, Kimberly and Jeff Vermeulen, and Daniel and Tabbitha Pollard; great-grandmas, Twila Kotilinek and Helen Pollard; as well as many uncles, aunts, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his twin cousins, Rhett and Jasper Pollard; great-grandpa John Pollard; great-grandpa, Richard Kotilinek; great-grandparents, Arnold and Karen Westlake; great-grandparents, Bonnie and James Tatum; and great-uncles Jimmy Pollard and Mahlon Westlake.

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