Mass: Friday, Queen of Peace Catholic Church
Rosary: Thursday, Stevenson Mischel-Olson Chapel
Funeral Mass for Mary Polensky, 97 of Dickinson will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 18, 2005 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Father Austin Vetter, celebrating. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 17, 2005 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Stevenson-Mischel-Olson Chapel Led by Deacon Joe Kappel. Mary passed away Monday, February 14, 2005 at St. Luke’s Home in Dickinson. Mary Polensky was born August 5, 1907 in Dunn County, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Pavlicek) Rambousek. She grew up and attended country schools in the New Hradec area. Mary was the oldest of ten children so she soon worked on the family farm helping her parents. On November 5,1924 she was married to Anton Polensky at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in New Hradec. Together they farmed the Polensky homestead and began raising their family. Mary also cared for her mother-in-law due to the early death of her husband. In 1947 Anton and Mary moved to Dickinson where they made their home since. Mary began working as a cook for various restaurants for 17 years. In 1995, Mary moved to Evergreen where she enjoyed all the activities, especially Bingo. She lived there until June of 2004 when she moved to St. Luke’s Home. Over the years she enjoyed traveling to visit family, crocheting, embroidering, quilting, sewing, and was always known as a great cook. Her special love was always given to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. It was very important to her to remember all the grandchildren on their birthday. She was very independent and had a great joy for life. Mary was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Survivors include two daughters: Beatrice (Bill) Kubischta, Manning, ND and Lydia “Lillian” (Don) Stearns, North Las Vegas, NV; a daughter-in-law, Hattie Polensky, Kallispell, MT; a brother, Laudie Rambousek, Springfield, OR; three sisters: Beatrice Walsh, Tacoma, WA, Rose Biles, Tacoma, WA, and Agnes Samek, Albany, OR; 12 grandchildren, Roger Polensky, JoAnne Polensky, Linda Zins, Cindy Dvorak, Bill Kubischta Jr., Patti Pachl, Bob Kubischta, Karen Zastoupil, Dennis Kubischta, Susie Stroh, Tara Stearns, Derek Stearns;16 great-grandchildren, Jason Polensky, Renae Gugler, Josh, Kimberly, & Danny Romine, Marcy & Kim Dvorak, Jennifer & Sarah Kubischta, Clint & Jodi Pachl, Eric Kubischta, Lori & Shawn Zastoupil, and Zachary & Paige Stroh; 1 step-great-grandchild, Shellie Spilis; 4 great-great-grandchildren, Hannah Gugler, Degan Eisinger, Mac Pachl, and Tate Zastoupil; and 3 step-great-great-grandchildren, Justin, Kasnir, & Amaia Spilis. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Andrew Polensky; 3 brothers, Louie, Joe, and Edward Rambousek; 2 sisters, Mildred Hanel and Lillian Miller.