Donald Polus, age 86 of Princeton, was called to heaven on Dec. 20, 2013, at his home with his family at his side, after a courageous battle with cancer. Don was born on May 31, 1927, in the town of Brooklyn, Green Lake County a son of John and Mary (Kraftczak) Polus. Don proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1946. He married Shirley Hahn on July 14, 1951, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Princeton. He spent 55 years and 3 months of his life working at Speed Queen (Alliance Laundry Systems) in Ripon. Donald was a faithful member of the Knights of Columbus and a life time member of VFW Post 10452 of Princeton. He spent many retirement days playing cards and going on trips to the casino. Don enjoyed his backyard birds and going out to eat.

Mr. Polus is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Shirley Polus of Princeton; numerous nieces and nephews, friends, neighbors, and special Pastors and nurses. He was preceded in death by his parents; 5 sisters and 2 brothers.

A thank you to all the people who brought food, came to visit, and sent cards and prayed for Don. Also thank you to all the loving care Agnesian Hospice Hope of Green Lake gave Don. They are the angels and miracle workers of this world. Any memorials should be directed to Agnesian Hospice Hope of Green Lake and the Green Lake Area Animal Shelter in memory of Donald Polus. Cremation will take place and there will be no services. Please visit our website to send private condolences to the family.

God saw that he was tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around him, and whispered, “Come With Me.” With tearful eyes we watched him suffer and saw him fade away. Although, we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best!

Wachholz and Sons Funeral Home

Onsite Cremation Center in Princeton

Serving the Family, 920-295-6631

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