Mahlon Pollard

Mahlon Pollard


July 1, 2019 - March 15, 2023


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, a baby shark fanatic, and an 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.



Monday, March 20, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, SD


Tuesday, March 21, 2023
10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church
310 N Rowley St.
Mitchell, SD


Mt. Vernon Cemetery
Mt. Vernon, SD

Posted by Prophet on April 26, 2023
So sorry for you loss. Your family remains in our prayers!
Posted by Grandma Kim Vermeulen on April 17, 2023
Mahlon is safe now in the arms of Jesus. He is telling stories of him and his brothers and of how much he loves his entire family. He will always be in our hearts with so much love. Just picture him playing with his twin cousins, Jasper and Rhett, and how they are all our SWEET LIL ANGELS. Grandma and Poppa love you so much sweet boy.
Posted by Leanne Bradwisch on March 21, 2023
My thoughts and prayers for you and your family on losing little Mahlon. I have a special love for children like Mahlon. May he find happiness and have many conversations in his heavenly home. What a sweet angel he will be! You don’t know me but I am Rich and Abby’s grandmother. 🙏💕
Posted by Roger & Cheryl Schmit on March 20, 2023
We are so saddened to hear about your loving little sweet boy. Your family and dear friends will be there to help you in this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you!
Posted by Lanette Kotilinek on March 20, 2023
I'm So Sorry for your family's loss, keeping you in my thoughts & prayers.
Posted by Becky Bryant on March 18, 2023
My heart goes out out to you for your loss!!
He’s now safe in the arms of our savior❤️
Posted by Rhonda McGregor on March 18, 2023
Mahlon is resting in Great-grandpa Johns' arms when not playing with his twin cousins! Helen & ALL of the Pollard family - I wish you peace & comfort! Sincere sympathy!
Posted by Terry and Mary Nutter on March 17, 2023
Our condolences to Dustin and family on the loss of Mahlon. Sending our thoughts and prayers to all of your families at this time.
Posted by Dan and Mary Froning on March 17, 2023
We are so sorry for your loss sending prayers to you and your family
Posted by Carrie Grimes on March 17, 2023
God has gain another Sweet angel. So sorry for your loss and at such a young age. Thoughts and prayers are with you Ashley, Dustin and your family.
Posted by Janet Bainbridge on March 16, 2023
My heart breaks for you… I know your pain so well. Sending my thoughts and comfort to you Dustin and your entire family ❤️Brittany’s mom
Posted by Jackie Christiansen (Jack) on March 16, 2023
Deepest Condolences to all of you and your family
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