Arline June Polacek
Date of Birth
June 14, 1927
Prague, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
July 8, 2020
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Saturday, July 11, 2020 ~ 10:30 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at St. John Cemetery ~ Prague, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Friday, July 10, 2020
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Catholic Daughter’s Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


Robert & Arline Polacek Memorial Fund for Bishop Neumann High School or American Cancer Society

*The funeral and Rosary will live stream on the Svoboda Funeral Home Facebook page.

Arline June Polacek, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away at her home in Wahoo, NE on July 8, 2020 at the age of 93.

Arline June was born on June 14, 1927 to James and Barbara (Pospisil) Cizek in the rural Prague area where she grew up and graduated from Prague High School in 1945.  She had employment in Lincoln at Sunny Brook, then married Robert Polacek on February 17, 1947.  Five daughters were born to this union.  They resided on a farm south of Prague for 57 years, then retired to Wahoo in 2005.

Her greatest pride and joy were her family.  She had a very warm and welcoming personality.  She was a convert to Catholicism and a very supportive member of St. John the Baptist Church in Prague where she was in the choir and held many offices which included past president of the Rosary Society, PCCW, parish advisory council and Catholic Daughters of America.  Arline was a strong supporter of building the new Catholic Church in Prague.  Later she became a member of St. Ludmilla’s Guild at St. Wenceslaus Church in Wahoo.

Arline was an excellent cook.  She always delighted others with her best recipes.  Arline was a seamstress and enjoyed crocheting.  She was a past 4-H leader and volunteered for many school, church and community events.  Arline was the last remaining charter member of the Social Lites Extension Club.  Arline and Robert enjoyed traveling, bus tours and a recent trip to Europe to connect with their Czech heritage.  They attended church dinners and family events.  Robert and Arline were awarded the Ak-Sar-Ben Pioneer Award in 2015.

She lived life to the fullest with grace and optimism, never missing an opportunity to show her love and support of friends and family.  She kept a positive outlook in spite of health issues.

She is survived by husband of 73 years, Robert Polacek; daughters, Audrey (Steve) Chromy, Eileen (Allen) Bell, Carole Polacek, Julie (Daryl Bartek) Miller and Terri (Dr. Bob) Mathews; grandchildren, Bryan Bell, Alyssa (Brent) Michels, Angela (Chris) Bauer and Sherie (Kurtis) Van Slyke; great-grandchildren, Nolan, Jack and Avery Van Slyke, Roy and Max Bauer and Luciana Michels.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Barbara Cizek.

Condolences for Arline June Polacek
  1. Virginia Prchal
    • July 9, 2020 - 1 month ago

    Dear Audrey & family your mother was the sweetest lady’s I know so sorry to hear of her passing. I will never forget meeting her for the first time it was like you knew her forever. I’m not sure if Lou & I can make it Sat. we have not been out much since all this Covid 19 started haven’t even been to church since it all started what with under laying health issues. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Will call and talk with you soon. Much Love Uncle Lou & Aunt Ginny

  2. Ellen Vavak Hargus
    • July 9, 2020 - 1 month ago

    Aunt Arline was a rare woman, full of energy and kindness and faith. I am blessed to have had her involved in my childhood and my life.

  3. Bob Sawdon
    • July 9, 2020 - 1 month ago

    I am sorry to see the passing of Mrs. Polacek. She was always a happy person anytime I saw her. My thoughts are with the entire Polacek family.

  4. Rodell & Karen Plybon
    • July 9, 2020 - 1 month ago

    I loved this lady, who was like a mother to me. I loved her personality, positivity, and enthusiasm for life. Whatever health problems came her way, she handled with dignity and grace. We’ve shared some good laughs over the years, as well! Rodell and I send our sincere sympathy and prayers to Robert and all 5 daughters and their families. She will be greatly missed. Love to all.

  5. Carol Bello
    • July 10, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    My heart goes out to Robert and the family. My fondest memories are of the farm and Aunt Arlene. She taught me to cook Czech food. My love of gardening and farming comes from the time spent in Nebraska. She was a wonderful person, I will miss her wonderful laugh.

  6. Julie Slechta & husband Vernon
    • July 11, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    May she rest in peace !

  7. Margaret (Havel) Musselmann
    • July 25, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Audrey and family, you probably don’t remember me but I remember you and your mother and dad.. I am Margaret Havel… Your parents bought my grandpa’s farm and I think you and I were in the same classroom at school together. It’s been many years since I have seen your parents , but I remember them well and they were such wonderful people. Be sure to tell your dad hello from me and give your family my condolences. Pat and I still make it back to Prague every once in a while.

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