Helen "Lena" Polakowski
April 26, 1929 - February 28, 2018
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Holy Spirit Parish - Kimberly
600 E. Kimberly Ave
Kimberly, WI 54136
Tuesday 3/6, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Holy Spirit Parish - Kimberly
600 E. Kimberly Ave
Kimberly, WI 54136
Tuesday 3/6, 11:00 am
Jansen Fargo Funeral Home
204 East Kimberly Avenue
Kimberly, WI 54136
920-788-6202 | Map

Helen “Lena” Polakowski, age 88 of Kimberly, was called home to heaven on Wednesday evening, February 28, 2018. Lena was born in Kimberly on April 26, 1929, daughter of the late Leonard and Gertrude (Schook) Hakkert. On August 31, 1950, she married Robert Polakowski – a co-worker from Riverside Papers – in a ceremony at…

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Ron (Vicki) Hietpas left a message on March 6, 2018:
To the entire Polakowski family, I send my condolences on the loss of Lena. Lots of fond memories of her from the old neighborhood.
Mary A Smith left a message on March 5, 2018:
Dear Pa, John, Tom, Jim, Nanc and Joan Polakowski: Scott and I were very sad to hear of Lena's (affectionately known as Ma Zill) passing. She was always a delight to visit and we will remember all the joking back and forth and the laughter we shared with her. We are sorry we cannot be with you for the funeral services but send warm and loving thoughts your way.
Melvin Klarner left a message on March 5, 2018:
From the members and officers of the American Legion Post #60. Our condolences to you Bob and your family. God Bless Melvin Klarner Commander
MB left a message on March 5, 2018:
I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the Polakowski family. May those precious memories of your dear loved one Helen be foremost in hearts and minds along with the wonderful promise that Jesus made. Again, my sincere condolences.
MB left a message on March 5, 2018:
I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the Polakowski family. May those precious memories of your dear loved one Helen be foremost in hearts and minds along with the wonderful promise that Jesus made. Again, my sincere condolences.
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Mary Smith left a message on March 5, 2018:
Dear Pa, John, Tom, Jim, Nanc and Joan Polakowski: Scott and I were very sad to hear of Lena's (affectionately known as Ma Zill) passing. She was always a delight to visit and we will remember all the joking back and forth and the laughter we shared with her. We are sorry we cannot be with you for the funeral services but send warm and loving thoughts your way.
Mary A Smith left a message on March 5, 2018:
Dear Pa, John, Tom, Jim, Nanc and Joan Polakowski: Scott and I were very sad to hear of Lena's (affectionately known as Ma Zill) passing. She was always a delight to visit and we will remember all the joking back and forth and the laughter we shared with her. We are sorry we cannot be with you for the funeral services but send warm and loving thoughts your way.
Mary A Smith left a message on March 5, 2018:
Dear Pa, John, Tom, Jim, Nanc and Joan Polakowski: Scott and I were very sad to hear of Lena's (affectionately known as Ma Zill) passing. She was always a delight to visit and we will remember all the joking back and forth and the laughter we shared with her. We are sorry we cannot be with you for the funeral services but send warm and loving thoughts your way.
Linda Jansen Dorzweiler left a message on March 4, 2018:
To the entire Polakowski family, My condolences on the loss of Lena, a wonderful wife and mother who gave her all to both of those roles. I remember her as being a warm, welcoming, dignified woman who had a ready smile and a great sense of humor. I am thinking of you all with fondness.
Mary Smith left a message on March 4, 2018:
Pa Polakowski, John, Tom, Jim, Nanc & Joan: I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Ma Polakowski. Scott and I have been very close to your family for many, many years and we will miss Lena's presence when we visit. We will remember the good times, the joking back and forth and the laughter. My heart goes out to all of you across the miles with warm loving thoughts and virtual hugs as we all celebrate Lena's life.
Mary Smith left a message on March 4, 2018:
Pa Polakowski, John, Tom, Jim, Nanc & Joan: I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Ma Polakowski. Scott and I have been very close to your family for many, many years and we will miss Lena's presence when we visit. We will remember the good times, the joking back and forth and the laughter. My heart goes out to all of you across the miles with warm loving thoughts and virtual hugs as we all celebrate Lena's life.
Mary Smith left a message on March 4, 2018:
Pa Polakowski, John, Tom, Jim, Nanc & Joan: I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Ma Polakowski. Scott and I have been very close to your family for many, many years and we will miss Lena's presence when we visit. We will remember the good times, the joking back and forth and the laughter. My heart goes out to all of you across the miles with warm loving thoughts and virtual hugs as we all celebrate Lena's life.
Peggy Wulterkens Reader left a message on March 3, 2018:
Bob and Family, I am so glad I got to visit and see Lena over the past year at St. Paul’s Villas. She always had a smile on her face! Loosing her will be extremely hard but time does help heal that pain. RIP Lena!
Alan Protheroe left a message on March 3, 2018:
Lena: Keep that cooking stove at the ready and alert everyone to be prepared, for when Bob and I get there, we're going to shake things up and have the greatest 613 Marine Corp Reunion of all time. Doc.
Jim Abig left a message on March 2, 2018:
John: I am so sorry for your loss. The grieving process takes some time, but eventually life will get better.
Angie left a message on March 2, 2018:
We are thinking of your family during this time. God bless.
Paul Kluge left a message on March 2, 2018:
Your mom was a wonderful lady. She always had a wave and smile for me as I rode by the house in Kimberly on my bike ride. She will be missed.
Sally Weber left a message on March 1, 2018:
Bob and Family, My heart is broken. I have such wonderful memories and stories about Lena and Bob. Sweet Lena would "defend" me when Bob would pull jokes and pranks on me when I worked at Holy Name of Jesus Parish. I thank God for the Blessings they both bestowed on me.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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