Daniel Polacek Jr.

Daniel D. Polacek Jr. age 63 of Collinsville, IL, born February 24, 1952 in East St. Louis, IL, passed away at 7:36am on Tuesday June 2, 2015 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

Daniel was a 1971 Collinsville High School graduate.  He worked for American Steel Foundry in Granite City, IL and also had worked in construction for many different companies.  He was an Air Force veteran and a member of American Legion Post #365 in Collinsville. Daniel was a member of First Baptist Church.  He enjoyed sports and was an avid collector of sports memorabilia which most was donated to various programs for youth.  He also loved hunting and bargain antique stores.

He was preceded in death by a twin daughter Emma M. Keller, an infant son Samuel P. Polacek, and a brother-in-law David A. Carruba Sr.

He is survived by his wife Rose Ann nee Carruba Polacek whom he married January 11, 1975, his parents Daniel D. Polacek Sr. and Ruth nee McGee Polacek, two sons Daniel D. Polacek III and Aaron Polacek of Collinsville,IL, three daughters Christy L., Patricia A., and twin Natalie R. Polacek all of Collinsville, IL, a sister Bonnie S. Polacek of Collinsville, IL, in-laws Anthony and Catherine Carruba of Collinsville, IL, brother-in-law Anthony Carruba Jr. of Hollywood Beach, FL, sister-in-law Jane (Randy) Hackethel of Alhambra, IL, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm on Thursday June 4, 2015 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home 2800 North Center Street Maryville, IL.

Funeral service will be at 1:30pm on Friday June 5, 2015 at the funeral home with Rev. Ron Habermehl officiating.  Burial with military honors will be in SS Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery in Collinsville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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