Bernadine "Goo-Goo" Gertrude Polaski
passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at the Burnett County Medical Center, surrounded by family members. She was born Jan. 25, 1937, in Superior to Bernard and Regina Eastman, the second of seven children. She attended school at St. Louis Elementa...
passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at the Burnett County Medical Center, surrounded by family members.
She was born Jan. 25, 1937, in Superior to Bernard and Regina Eastman, the second of seven children. She attended school at St. Louis Elementary and Central High School in Superior.
Throughout her life, Bernie worked as a homemaker, waitress and bartender. She was a member of the Webster Lioness Club, Women of the Moose and a founding member of the Children's Fundraiser, a local charity to benefit the children of Burnett County.
She was always active, playing softball in her younger years along with bowling, pool, darts and horseshoes. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed visiting the casinos.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bernard "Casey" Eastman; mother, Regina Eastman Hill; sister, Peggy Johnson; stepfather, Dick Hill; and stepbrother, Ricky Hill.
Bernie will be dearly missed by her husband of 45 years, Peter Dale Polaski of Webster; and children, Don (Kathy) Polaski, Henderson, Nevada, Sue Davison, Kansas City, Mo., Bobbie (Bruce) Warner, Clear Lake, Karen (Bill) Marazzo and Dale Polaski, of Webster, and Joseph Polaski, Dresser. Grandchildren include Michelle Polaski, Courtney Davison, Missy Marazzo, Gabby Marazzo, Katie Warner, Billy Warner, Gina Polaski and Tammy Hayes. Great-grandchildren are Scott, Vincent, Tyler, Travis, Trevor and Lynsie. Survivors include sisters, Toni (Phil) D'arcangelo of Buffalo, N.Y., Betty (Jerry) Moe and Mary Jo (Putta) Olson, of Superior; brothers, Bernard Eastman of Buffalo, N.Y. and William (Mary) Eastman, Superior; stepbrother, Patrick (Wendy) Hill, Superior, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service at the Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Webster. Interment will be at the Veterans Memorial at a later date.
The family thanks the staff at the Burnett County Medical Center and Continuing Care Center for their care and concern during her stay.