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Richard S Polak

February 1, 1928 — March 7, 2016

Richard S. Polak, 88, of David City, passed away March 7, 2016 peacefully, at his home.


Richard Polak was born February 1, 1928 to Ivan and Frances(Sedlak)Polak, on the family farm near Shelby. The family moved to Brainard where he graduated from Dwight Assumption High School in 1945.
He attended Creighton University before serving in the army in Korea for two years. Upon
discharge from the service, he started working at Butler County Public Power District. On
September 25, 1954, he married Rita Mae Cernohlavek. Five children were born of this
union.
After 42 years, he retired as office manager of the REA. Richard spent his life in
service to his family, his church and his community. Some of the activities included a life
membership of VFW Post #5814, member of Nebraska Partners of the Americas, and past
Grand Knight of the local Knights of Columbus Council #1717. The family also welcomed students from Chile into their home, several becoming like their children.

Richard loved spending time with his family, gardening, woodworking, and coaching, playing and watching sports.
Richard is survived by his wife Rita Polak of David City, children Diana (Bill) Kucera of
Thornton, CO; Dr. Mark (Deb) Polak of Virginia Beach, VA; Joan (Dale) Stewart of
McCook, NE; Karen (Randy) Johnson of Windsor, CO; Ann (Nick) Reisinger of
Winfield, MO, 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, sisters Georgia Siragusa and
Sr. Joan Polak, N.D. of Omaha and Rose Marie (Denny) Rosenberger of Denver, CO.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ivan and Frances (Sedlak) Polak, stepfather Fred
Kriz, brother Dr. Leo Polak and sister Dolores Cimino.
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