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Elaine M. Polley

November 5, 1937 ~ October 13, 2018 (age 80)

Elaine Mae Polley, 80, of Wausau, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at North Central Healthcare – Lakeview Heights, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

She was born on November 5, 1937, in Ringle, to the late Harry and Bertha (Barden) Kole.  Elaine grew up and spent almost all of her life in Ringle and the town of Hewitt.  She graduated from D.C. Everest High School in 1956 and later married John Polley on August 15, 1959.

Elaine was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, town of Easton, where she was the nutritionist for the church daycare.  Part of her responsibility was to cook meals for the children while they were being cared for.  She was also the church custodian for a time as well.  Elaine enjoyed polkas and would listen every Sunday morning.  She had fun in life and always had a great time with her friends.  Elaine was a homemaker and took care of her family.  She was known in the neighborhood for her bakery.  Friends and neighbors always looked forward to her cream puffs as repayment for favors or just because she wanted to share.

Survivors include her son, Kim (Michelle) Polley; grandchildren, Christina Clark, Tiffany (Mark) Steen, and Danielle (Chris) Stout; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Emily, Mackenzie, and C.J.; and aunt, Helen Barden.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; parents, Harry and Bertha; and sister, Phyllis (John) Novak.

A funeral service will be at 12 noon on Monday, October 22, 2018, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, town of Easton, with Rev. Ryan Fehrmann officiating.  Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.  Burial will follow in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

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