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Edith Lucille Polak, 99 - July 25, 2016

Edith Lucille Polak, 99, long-time Gothenburg resident, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016, at Linden Court in North Platte.
Graveside services were conducted at Fort McPherson National Cemetery on Tuesday, Aug. 2, with the Rev. Larry Viter officiating.
Polak was born Aug. 30, 1916, to John and Alice (Prymek) Moravek at Munden, KS, where she graduated from and later taught for Munden Public Schools.
She married Arthur “Art” J. Polak on May 10, 1941. The couple resided at Little Rock, AK, Pasadena and Riverside, CA, and Killeen, TX, while her husband served with the military.
Polak worked in Topeka, KS, while her husband served in Europe during World War II. Upon his return, they moved to Milford where she was the NSTS registrar.
In 1947, she and her husband then moved to Superior where their children were born. In 1957, they moved to Gothenburg where they owned and operated retail businesses until their retirement in 1981.
Following retirement, Polak and her husband traveled extensively all over North America and throughout Europe. They were winter residents of Yuma, AZ, for 14 years, participating in many activities and attending various classes at Arizona Western College. In 2010, they both moved to Linden Court at North Platte where they lived the remainder of their lives.
?Polak was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Gothenburg Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Gothenburg United Methodist Church and the Methodist Women’s Group.
?She was an avid bridge player, an accomplished seamstress, an amazing cook, and one of the original “super moms” who worked full-time in their business operations, as well as serving as a Girl and Boy Scout leaders for her children’s troops as well as a volunteer for many community activities, according to family members.
Polak was preceded in death by: her husband, Arthur; her parents, John and Alice; two sisters—Olive Rashleigh and Gayle Hansen.
Survivors include: her daughter, Debi (Burnell) Steinmeyer of North Platte; her son, Harold of Alma; grandchildren—DJ and Chelsea (Veire) Steinmeyer, Bre Steinmeyer and Abbi Polak; a great-grandson, Cyrus Jordan.
Memorials are suggested to the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department, Community Playhouse, the Pony Express Station and the Gothenburg Hospital Foundation.