Cover photo for Rita M Polak's Obituary
Rita M Polak Profile Photo
1932 Rita 2022

Rita M Polak

October 27, 1932 — July 8, 2022

Rita M. Polak, widow of Dick, died Friday, July 8, 2022 at the Butler County Health Care Center in David City.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, PLANTS OR STATUES: Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Great Plain Chapter, St. Mary's Church or Donor's Choice.

Rita M. Polak was born October 27, 1932 at Prague , Nebraska to Emil and Kristina (Osmera) Cernohlavek. After graduating high school, she went on to attend some college classes and then taught school for two years at District 78 in Butler County. She also worked as a bookkeeper at Anderson Chevrolet in Wahoo. Shortly after her schooling, she was united in marriage to Richard Polak on September 25, 1954, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Brainard, Nebraska. Five children were born to this union.

Rita was very active in the community. She was a life member of VFW Auxiliary Post 5814. She was also a part of many clubs which included Northside Club and Partners of the America’s, where she hosted many foreign visitors. During Rita’s free time, she volunteered at the Butler County Health Care Center, Alzheimer’s Great Plains Chapter, where she served for over 25 years, and delivered Meals on Wheels with her husband for several years. She was also was a member of St. Mary’s Church, St. Mary’s PCCW and past member of St. Mary’s School Board. She served as a past president of the Nebraska WIRE (Women in Rural Electives) Board, past board member of the NREWA (National Rural Electric Women’s Association), David City Library, and Friends of the Library. In 2000, Rita was recognized for her community work in David City and received the “Good Neighbor Award” from Nebraska’s First Lady, Diane Nelson, for distinguished service.

Rita is survived by her children: Diana (Bill) Kucera of Windsor, CO, Dr. Mark (Deb) Polak of Virginia Beach, VA, Joan (Dale) Stewart of McCook, NE, Karen (Randy) Johnson of Windsor, CO, and Ann (Nick) Reisinger of Winfield, MO. 14 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Dick, in 2016.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Rita M Polak, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Viewing

Monday, July 11, 2022

8:30 - 9:30 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

580 I Street, David City, NE 68632

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Parish Rosary

Monday, July 11, 2022

Starts at 9:30 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

580 I Street, David City, NE 68632

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Mass

Monday, July 11, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

580 I Street, David City, NE 68632

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Burial

St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery

3452 North Road, David City, NE 68632

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Photo Gallery

Visits: 1

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree