Stephen D. Polka
January 26, 1947 - July 28, 2020
Krause Funeral Home
Jocelynn Polka
LaPointe Michael
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Krause Funeral Home New Berlin
12401 West National Avenue
New Berlin, WI 53151
Monday 8/3, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Krause Funeral Home New Berlin
12401 West National Avenue
New Berlin, WI 53151
Monday 8/3, 5:00 pm

Passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Steve’s wife Ruth Polka (Rabideau), his daughters Cheryl Polka and Carolyn Polka, and his grandsons Griffin Croft, Julian Rodriguez, and Benjamin Rodriguez are devastated by his passing. Steve is survived by his sisters Marlene Rydzewski and June (Bob) Dyar both of Largo, Florida. He is further survived by his…

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Michelle Miller left a message on August 3, 2020:
What a beautiful life he lived. We will always remember Papa Polkas' everlasting smiles and wonderful sense of humor. Our deepest sympathies to the entire Polka family as we send you love and strength in this difficult time. The Miller Family
Jocelynn Polka left a message on August 3, 2020:
Uncle Steve and his smile and laughter will be missed... truly a wonderful man.
Scott, Jen & Emerson McCafferty left a message on August 3, 2020:
Our sincerest condolences on the passing of Stephen. We never met him, but we feel like we knew him as Carolyn spoke of him often. He sounds like wonderful guy. May he rest in peace.
LaPointe Michael left a message on August 3, 2020:
God grant you peace Steve.. Ypu truly were a good man
Amy & Barry Haneberg left a message on August 3, 2020:
Our deepest sympathies on your loss. Mr. Polka sounded like a wonderful person that was loved and respected by many and most certainly was beloved by Carolyn. May he rest in peace.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Craig V. Hasting left a message on August 3, 2020:
To the entire Polka family, please accept my sincere condolences. Steve will be missed on many levels including his leadership of the Young Marines. His cheerful nature will be missed at gatherings of police retirees from luncheons to our Old District Three Tuesday breakfasts. Rest in Peace and God Bless
Jani Lewitzke (Kozlowski) left a message on August 3, 2020:
The Kozlowski’s send your family condolences. So sorry to hear about Steve. We will try to make it. today. If not, I’ll be streaming the service. Janii
Kris Fortkamp Lancourt left a message on August 3, 2020:
Ruth. & Family I have good memories of Steve in grade & HS. Always pleasant & friendly. He had a very awesome life police & Army Major. Very impressive. My deepest sympathy to your family. Gods Richest Blessings all of you & Bless Steve✝️
Jeff Schwark left a message on August 3, 2020:
He was a good man. Growing up he showed nothing but kindness to me and always kept his door open to me. I learned a lot from him and he helped shape my future. I will miss him and God knows the world will miss him, we are already so short on good men as it is. Thank you, Steve.
Scott & Eileen Campbell left a message on August 3, 2020:
Dear Ruth, we were very sorry to hear about Steve. He was such a nice guy and we enjoyed living near you two and your family. Please accept out deepest condolences. Sincerely, Scott & Eileen Campbell
Warren Rivette, Ex #3 dist left a message on August 1, 2020:
I worked with Steve at #3 Dist in the early 80's. We never worked a squad together as he was an inside man, but he was always helpful and an absolute gentleman. We are going to miss him at the union dinner also, as well as the Law enforcement Walleye tourny in Stevens Point. It was a privilege to know Steve and have him part of my life. Warren Rivette
J Keagan Miller left a message on July 31, 2020:
I was fortunate to have met Major Polka at a Young Marines encampment last Summer. His constant smile and willingness to help train the youth of tomorrow was very evident in just that weekend. God bless you sir and my condolences to your family. You will be sorely missed.
Sheryl Briley left a message on July 31, 2020:
You were loved and will be missed deeply. In this life or the next. See you in Valhalla!
Nancy Erhardt left a message on July 31, 2020:
Ruth and family, please except our deepest sympathy at the loss of Steve. Looking back at seeing Steve last December will be a cherished memory that we will hold in our hearts forever. He is one of the "last good guys" and true patriot also. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord let His face shine upon you, May the Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26 Love, Cousins Nancy Erhardt, Melissa Macaluso, Amanda Macaluso and Masen
Lorraine Brahm left a message on July 31, 2020:
Such a nice friendly guy, and he always had that smile. He will be missed in the neighborhood! My prayers go out to his wonderful family.
Ray Sucik left a message on July 31, 2020:
May you Rest In Peace and May God’s angels lead you into Paradise where the roll calls are short and only have good news. Prayers for the family you leave behind.
Mark Honnold left a message on July 31, 2020:
In memory of Stephen D. Polka, Mark Honnold lit a candle
Sandy Abel left a message on July 30, 2020:
Steve was married to my best friend ever. He took care of her & loved her since she was young. They laughed & cried & grew old together. Steve will be missed by many. Ruthie - my heart aches for you. Sandy
Brad & Amy Schultz, and Family left a message on July 30, 2020:
So sorry to learn of Steve's passing. He was a great neighbor, and I loved our conversations in the yard, and all his help with the house. Thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.
Nicole left a message on July 30, 2020:
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Mark (nephew) left a message on July 30, 2020:
Uncle Steve, you will be so missed, by more then anyone can imagine. You have reached the hearts of friends and family with your kind words and your never ending smile. May God wrap his ever loving arms around you as your journey home begins. Grandma and Grandpa are waiting for you. We all love and miss you Uncle Steve.
Ruth Polka left a message on July 30, 2020:
Sweetheart your light will shine forever.
Joan Phistry left a message on July 30, 2020:
Ruth and all of Steve's family--His passing will leave a hole in my heart. Thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
Diane Mirr left a message on July 30, 2020:
Keeping you all in my prayers. I still can not believe your gone. Rest In Peace Uncle Steve. You will be missed.
Debbie Barton left a message on July 30, 2020:
Uncle Steve you are such a great guy! One of my earliest memories is you helping us move to Florida. I'm still in disbelief you are no longer here with us...I know grandpa and grandma were waiting for you, smiling from ear to ear with open arms welcoming you home! We will remember you with full hearts and smile and look forward to seeing you when it is our time God love you!
Jerry Wawrzonek left a message on July 30, 2020:
Sincere condolences to Steve's Family and friends (which were many) Although I never directly worked with Steve, i occasionally had the pleasure of working assignments in District 3 where Steve was assigned. He was kind, considerate and extremely competent.A true gentleman. RIP
Patty and Dale Griffith left a message on July 30, 2020:
We were saddened to hear of Steve’s passing. We knew Steve from George Webb’s. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word. We enjoyed his company. What came across most was the pride he felt for his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pete & Sara Schwartz left a message on July 30, 2020:
We were saddened to hear that steve passed away.Having lived across the street from Steve we have fond memories. Remember going fishing, didn't catch anything but had fun.
Dick and Betty Mabbott left a message on July 30, 2020:
We are very sorry to learn of Steve's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Krause Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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