Delmar F. Polacek

Delmar  F. Polacek

Delmar Polacek, 84, of Surprise, died Saturday, July 16, 2022, at CHI St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, July 20. 2022, 10:00 A.M.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Shelby   Rev. Michael Ventre,Celebrant

Visitation Tuesday 5-7 with 7 P.M.Rosary at Kracl Funeral Chapel

Wednesday visitation 9-10:00 A.M. at the church

Committal in the Shelby Cemetery with Military Honors   Lunch following at the Legion Hall

In Lieu of flowers, plants and statues memorials in care of the family for future designation

Delmar was born in David City,  August 12, 1937, to Fred and Sophie (Dobesh) Polacek.  He attended Rising City Schools and graduated from Rising City High School.  Following service in the United States Army, he married Evelyn Critel on April 18, 1959, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in York.  They lived on the family farm and Delmar farmed his entire life.  He was an avid reader and loved to keep friends and family "informed", sending them reading suggestions pertinent to their particular circumstances.  He and Evelyn enjoyed square dancing and attending all activities of their grandchildren.  Delmar loved his grandchildren and was anticipating the birth of two great-grandchildren in August.  He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Shelby American Legion Post # 296.

Delmar is survived by his wife, Evelyn of Surprise, son Brian (Traci) Polacek of Sac City, Iowa, daughter-in-law Judy (Rob) Formanek of Bennington, three grandchildren; Casey (Beka) Polacek, Jenna (Vince) Colletti, Will Polacek and Annie Henry and two great-grandchildren on the way.  He was preceded in death by his parents, son Michael Polacek and sister and brother-in-law Selma (Dwaine) Schmit.