Donald E. “Ed” Polachek

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 5/27/2014 10:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 5/27/2014 11:00:00

Donald Edward Polachek, age 40, of Wichita Falls, Texas and former Willard resident passed away on May 20, 2014 at United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was born on May 24, 1973 in Peoria, IL, to John M. Polachek and Marian Papa.
He is survived by his father and step-mother, John M. and Sandra L. Polachek of Willard; son, Cody Polachek of Willard; daughter, Maraya Polachek of Willard; 2 sisters, Angela Polachek of Ada, OH and Michele Polachek of Arizona; brother, Michael J. (Kristina) Polachek of Norwalk, OH; a niece, Kathryn Polachek-Sneider of Ada; nephew, Connor Polachek of Norwalk and niece, Lydia Polachek of Norwalk.
He is also survived by his fiancé, Vanessa Gill of Wichita Falls, Texas
He is proceded in death by his grandparents, John and Lillian Polachek.
Funeral services will be held at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM where the funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM with Reverend Roger Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at


Alicia & Jeff Salfer - May 29, 2014

Jeff and I are close friends of Michele and were taken back when she shared this unfortunate news. We are praying for the family and friends of Eddie, may God watch over you and give you strength during this difficult time. Our heart goes out to you.

Mary and Darwin Weatherbie - May 28, 2014

Was saddened to hear of Eddie’s passing…We feel your pain for losing a young person is so very hard to understand. May GOD comfort the family and keep all of your treasured memories close. Eddie will always be with you. Keeping you all in our prayers

Todd Jones - May 27, 2014

My deepest condolences go out to the Polachek family. Today, was the saddest of days. I would have never expected to see this day. A father should never have to bury his son. I know today was the toughest of days. I left John with a handshake, and saw the sadness in his face. For many years, Eddie was in the lives of myself and my family in some way, shape, or form. We fished like we were professionals, owned that reservoir for many years. I was with him when he shot his very first deer (and left him to dress it) came back an hour later to find, as tough as he was, he couldn’t do it. He left me a deer to dress, and 5 puke piles to walk around. You left the plug out of the boat one night at the reservoir and about drowned us. We fought like brothers, but in the end, friends will always be friends. You were always there…I figured you always would be. This was just not the right end! Gone but never forgotten brother……..

Nikki P. (Wichita Falls) - May 24, 2014

I want to express my deepest condolences and send my prayers to everyone in your family and all the other lives you touched.Eddie, I never imagined I would be telling you goodbye like this, I wish I could of been there for you somehow. I pray you rest in peace. I love you. I will never for you.

Tony&Steph Jones - May 22, 2014

We can’t even believe that we are writing a condolence on here for you Eddie. This is the last thing we ever thought we would do. You have been Tonys best friend since 2nd grade and I can’t even remember when I met you. I know it was a long time ago. You were always there for us when nobody else was. We are gonna miss you so much. Wish we could have done more for you. Rip our dear friend. We love you.

Scotty T - May 22, 2014

Eddie, I am still in shock over your passing. You have always been a great friend, and was there for me during one of the darkest time in my life. You never left my side over that summer of 1993, and because of you I went on and am here today, I only wish I could have been there for you in the same way you was there for me. You will be missed by many. You were more than a friend, you was so much more. Rest easy my brother, until we meet again someday. Gone, but never forgotten. Love ya……

linda franks - May 22, 2014

So sorry to read about Eddie. I am sending my condolences to his family. I had him on my school bus many years ago. “Mrs Franks”

Tammi Berry - May 22, 2014

My deepest condolences to your family. Eddie you were always quick with laugh & true friend to the end. You will be missed.

sharon hicks - May 22, 2014

Prayers to his children and loved ones. RIP Eddie

sharon hicks - May 22, 2014

Prayers to his children and loved ones. RIP Eddie

sharon hicks - May 22, 2014

Prayers to his children and loved ones. RIP Eddie