Funeral service for Darrell F. Polenske, 81, of Norfolk, formerly of Randolph, were held, Saturday, June 8, at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norfolk with Rev. Randy Rasmussen officiating. Interment was at the Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Norfolk. Military rites were by the American Legion Post #16, V.F.W. Post #1644, United States Army Honors Guard.

Darrell died Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the St. Joseph’s Care Center in Norfolk.

Darrell is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Arlene Polenske, four sons Mike and Marchele and children Madison and Matthew; Delbert and Carol, child Alex and his children Andrea, Aubrey and Ava and step grandchildren Ashley, Justin (Shantel), step great grandchildren Belle, Carter, and Camden; Stanley and Cheri and children McKayleigh, BrookLynn and RyAnna; Timothy and Susie and children Nicholas, Ryan, Logan and Mackensie and great granddaughter Oaklynn.

Darrell is preceded in death by his parents Fritz and Minnie Polenske, grandparents, brother Larry and his first wife Mary Jane and infant son David and his second wife Renee, brother Jerry and his wife Sharon and infant son, uncles, aunts, cousins.

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Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk was in charge of the arrangements.