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Ted Polek


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Ted Polek

Ted Polek, age 95, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2018 while living at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky, OH. Ted was born to John and Anna (Barnak) Polek on November 10, 1922 in Toledo, OH.

Ted served his country with the U. S. Army Air Corps as a staff sergeant for three years in World War II, participating in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.

He was a member of the Buddy Frankowski VFW Post 5530 for over 20 years and officiated as a Burial Corp member for many of his fellow veterans. Helping to cook for the retirees for ten of those years was one of his favorite things. Ted was also a member of the Catholic War Vets Jude Thaddeus Post 1675. Ted enjoyed playing cards at the Zablocki Senior Center on Lagrange Street every week.

Ted was employed at the Jeep Plant for 34 years, until retiring in 1976.

As a long time and faithful parishioner of St. Hedwig Church, Ted was always willing to contribute to any cause for his church.

Ted is survived by his nephew, Tom (Ann) Warchol; great-niece, Katie Warchol; nephew, Ron Polek; step-daughter, Gloria Jean Regulski; step-grandchildren, Gary (Linnea) Regulski, Gail (Joseph) Simpson; and great step-grandchildren, Alexandra and Sydney. Preceding Ted in death were his wife, Martha (Wieczorek); sister, Annette Warchol; brother-in-law, Val Warchol; brother, Walter Polek, and step son-in-law, Gerald Regulski.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Adalbert Catholic Church, or to a .

Family and friends may visit at the Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 2907 Lagrange St. Toledo, OH (419) 244-4611 on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. when the Rosary will be prayed by the Catholic War Vets. Closing prayers will begin in the funeral home on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 9:15 a.m., followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. Adalbert Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery.

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Published in Toledo Blade on July 11, 2018
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