Helen H. Polishak, 90, former Perronville resident, passed away on January 1, 2015 at Tawas Village Assisted Living in East Tawas, MI.
She was born on November 15, 1924 in Perronville, daughter of Frank and Frances (Wilengowski) Mankiewicz. Helen attended school in Perronville.
On July 29, 1944, Helen married Joseph L. Polishak at St. Michael’s Church in Perronville and together celebrated 65 years of marriage.
Helen and Joe lived in Detroit and later in Groose Ile, MI before moving to East Rockwood, MI where they resided for 36 years. In 1982, they returned to Perronville following Joe’s retirement.
In addition to raising her children, Helen worked for American Brass in Detroit and for the school system in Rockwood, MI.
Among survivors include her children, Dennis J. (Marlene) Polishak of Hale, MI, Carol J. (Anthony) Stevens of St. Anthony, Idaho and Jeffery T. (Jo Anne) Polishak of Midland, MI; daughter in law, Bette Polishak of Lake Jackson, TX; 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Michael Polishak and great grandchildren Nathaniel Decker and Angelica Polishak.
Visitation will be on Thursday, January 8th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Bark River. A meal will follow in the church hall.
Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Perronville.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Polishak family.