John Michael Polachek

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 7/7/2016 17:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 7/8/2016 11:00:00

John Michael Polachek, age 70, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at his home. He was born on August 19, 1945 in Willard, Ohio to the late John and Lillian (Largomarcino-Mudrinic) Polachek and has been a lifelong Willard resident. He was formerly employed at Topline Transportation in Republic and also at Heisler’s Truck Sales in Willard. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard and a member of the Willard American Legion Post. Mr. Polachek briefly served in the US Air Force.
He is survived by three children, Michael (Kristina) Polachek of Norwalk, Angela Polachek of Upper Sandusky, OH, and Michele Polachek (Berny Reyes) of Arizona; five grandchildren, Cody and Maraya Polachek, Kathryn Polachek-Sneider, and Connor and Lydia Polachek; two brothers, Jim (Ann) Polachek of Willard, and Richard Polachek of Norwalk; two sisters, Jeanne (Jim) Hutchinson of Willard, and Carolyn (Al) Cummings of Ashland; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Donald “Eddie” Polachek; and a brother, Raymond Polachek.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio, where the funeral service will be on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Willard, Ohio. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Zach - Aug 30, 2016

I just found out about this! I’m at a loss of words. I worked with John at Topline and he was like a father to me. He taught me pretty much everything I know about working on trucks. He was such an amazing man. I didn’t get much of a chance to go out and visit him but I tried to in late June and he wasn’t home. I am deeply saddened by this. He will be forever missed.

Gracie Dials - Jul 8, 2016

Jim,Ann,Carolyn,Al and family. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jeff and Jennifer Miller - Jul 7, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Polachek family. We are so sorry for your loss. May peace be with you all during this difficult time. – Jeff and Jennifer Miller

Carl Kreinbihl - Jul 7, 2016

John was a great man. I have never seen a better understanding mechanic,welder and fabricator. He could do it all. And the ” words of wisdom” that he conveyed to the truck drivers were some of if not the best that I have ever heard. He was the most knowledgeable man I ever met in his field. I truly hope that he meets up with is belove Missy,Stetson and Jeff. I will miss him also .

Jim Fox - Jul 6, 2016

Jim and Ann, sorry for your loss. May god Bless you and help you at this time.

Cynthia Lewellen Branham - Jul 6, 2016

My sincere condolences to the Polachek family. May our merciful Father grant you comfort and peace at this difficult time. RIP John.

Denis & Roberta Rapp - Jul 6, 2016

Our deepest sympathies to your family. May God give you comfort and peace. God Bless.

Julie Craven-Bashore - Jul 6, 2016

Jim and Ann, I am so sorry for your loss, My prayers are for you today and in the days to come. My Dad worked with John at Heisler’s and will miss him. May comfort and peace be with you in the days to come.

Paula and Roger - Jul 5, 2016

Our sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss
Paula and Roger Daugherty