RD Polasek a cherished husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away on February 16, 2024. RD was born to Jim Polasek and Rosie Myska Polasek, on May 8, 1940, in Pleasanton.

RD is survived by his wife of 31 years, Minnie Polasek; sister, Patty Foster; son, Darrell Polasek (Dicki Lee); daughters, Debbie Harlan (Locke), Judy Castillo (Henry) and Monica Mata (Jesse); Minnie’s sons, Gilbert, Ray, Johnny and Carlos Guzman; and grandchildren, Dwayne Harlan (Terri), Tiffany Harlan, Miranda Sunday, Staci Wells (Jason), Brittany Camarillo (Joey), Randall Polasek (Sabrina), Ross Mills (Alanna), Keatlynn Barrera (Michael), Evan Mata, Rylan Mata and Jessa Mata. He is also survived by numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

RD was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Rosie Polasek; son, Ronnie Polasek; grandson, Michael Harlan; great-granddaughter, Kendall Sunday; brothers, Roy Polasek, Raymond Polasek and Jimmy Polasek; sisters, Frances Barnes and Lilly Mae Shafer; brother-in-law, Bob Foster and sister-in-law, Marie Forrest Polasek.

RD worked 42 years for the Howard Lowe Dairy Queen Franchise. Mr. Lowe was like a second father to RD. He was a huge inspiration to his wife, his children and also his Dairy Queen friends. RD was a great man. He was loved, will be missed by many and never forgotten.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 20, from 5 – 8 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home. There will be a funeral service to honor his life at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 21, at Hurley Funeral Home with burial to follow at Pleasanton City Cemetery.

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