Theresa M. Polachek

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 12/14/2009 14:00:00

308 Myrtle Ave Willard OH 44890 12/15/2009 11:00:00

Theresa M. Polachek, age 89, resident of Willard, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Willard Mercy Hospital. She was born February 23, 1920 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the late John and Rose (Toplak) Herbert. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard, where she enjoyed being part of the Lend-A-Hand Sewing Circle. She was also a roving reporter for the Holiday Lakes Newspaper, where she wrote articles and took photographs. She spearheaded the War Memorial and fountain at Mirror Lake. She was very avid at sending birthday cards to all of her family and friends.
She is survived by two sons, Jerry (Sharon) Polachek of Willard and Kevin (Joni) Polachek of Willard; one daughter, Sherri (Gus) Secor of Willard; five grandchildren, Dawn, Shane (Rhonda), Nikki, Ryan and Madie; three great-grandsons; numerous loving nieces and nephews and her loving companion “Sadie.”
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Polachek, who passed away on March 27, 1999; her parents; two sisters, Marie Androsac and Rose Kish.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Monday, December 14, 2009 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be at Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Brian Peltomaa officiating. Burial will follow at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Willard. Memorial contributions may be made to Lend-A-Hand Sewing Circle at Trinity Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be left for the family at


John Androsac - Nov 11, 2010

Sherri & Kevin,
I haven’t seen you in so many years, but I’ve always had the best memories when we came to visit. We always loved going to Uncle Joe’s and Aunt Theresa’s house. She always had the kindest heart and soul. My love to you and your family.
Your cousin,

Michelle Chambers - Apr 7, 2010

Aunt Theresa, We miss you and we wish Mom could have had more time with you. We are finding peace knowing that you are with Uncle Joe. I have so many wonderful memories of you and I will always smile when I think of you. Love, M

heath polachek - Dec 16, 2009

sherri, kevin and family- sorry to hear about aunt theresa. sorry i could not make it back from out of town working but you are in my thoughts and heath, vicky and kids.

Mariann Teagarden - Dec 15, 2009

Sherri and family you have been in my thoughts.May your many fond memories help you through this difficult time.

Susan Wiles - Dec 14, 2009

Jerry, Kevin, & Sherri…having just lost my dad I can understand some of what you are feeling. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. She must have been a wonderful mother because she raised three great kids. Blessings to all of you. ~ Susan Wiles

Bob and Jackie Felter - Dec 14, 2009

Jerry, Sherri and Kevin,
We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Theresa. She was such a sweet person and I will miss her humor. I am thankful she is not in any pain anymore. The last of her generation. We are it now. Love, Jackie and Bob

Pastor Doc and Sheila Burrows - Dec 14, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during the time of your loss. Lean on God for His strength to get through each and every day. In God’s Love,

Marsha Ganni - Dec 14, 2009

Sherri, Gus and Madie, So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Our families go way back. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
God Bless, Marsha Ganni, Ashley,Craig and Ethan Wenninger

Marsha Ganni - Dec 14, 2009

Kevin, Joni, Jerry, Sharon and families, Sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Marsha Ganni

Troy Predieri - Dec 13, 2009

Sherri & Family-sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother at this joyous time of the year. Knowing of her struggle and condition and all you’ve been through these last months, I believe she’s in a better place.You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
Troy & Sharon Predieri-Sebastian, Florida

Pam Fazio - Dec 13, 2009

Shari and family,
Your mom had a heart of gold. I have many fond memories of our times spent with her and all the special things she did for Holiday Lakes.
She will always hold a special place in my heart.
May you have comfort in knowing that she had great impact on those she came in contact with.
She will be missed by many.
Pam Fazio