May 3, 1952 -- March 12, 2019
Ernest Polacek, 66, of Bellwood, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Bryan LGH Hospital in Lincoln.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, at Bellwood United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Robert Henre officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, March 15, at the church in Bellwood, and will continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Friday at the church. Committal will be at Bellwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to family wishes.
Ernest R. Polacek, son of Victor A. and Marie Evelyn (Eckstein) Polacek, was born May 3, 1952, in David City. He lived near Brainard and graduated from Brainard High School in 1970. Ernie married Linda K. McDonald on July 9, 1977. One son was born to this union, Jayson R. Polacek. Ernest and Linda lived on a farm for 21 years before moving to Bellwood. He enjoyed farming on their acreage and raising hogs. He loved running heavy equipment, which he did for 40 years. Ernest was an avid hunter. He also enjoyed going to stock car races, watching Nascar, cutting wood, and his granddaughter Alexis, who was the apple of his eye.
Ernest is survived by his wife, Linda Polacek; son, Jayson and wife Amy Polacek; and granddaughter, Alexis of Bellwood; three brothers, seven sisters, brother-in-law, Gerald and wife Terry McDonald Jr.; many nieces, nephews, and a vast number of friends.