Blake-Lamb Funeral Home

4727 West 103rd Street, Oak Lawn, IL


Dorothy M. Polacek

March 3, 1931April 29, 2020

Dorothy Polacek, nee Zogata, longtime resident of Oak Lawn and parishioner of St. Germaine, passed away on April 29, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Polacek; Loving mother of Joe (Nancy) Polacek, Rod (Krystyna) Polacek, and Cindy (Stephen) Greene; Proud grandmother of Carolyn (Clark) Barnett, Justin (Charity) Polacek, Joanna (Nathan) Jacoby, the late Sarah Polacek, Stefanie Polacek, Robert (Amanda) Polacek, Scott (Lane) Greene, and Dana Greene; Cherished great-grandmother of Lillian and Jameson Barnett, Shirley, Grace, Miriam, Clara, and Walter Polacek, Teliah Cota, and Evelyn Jacoby; Aunt and great-aunt to many. Dorothy was preceded in death by her 13 siblings. Her love and kindness will be greatly missed. The family extends sincere gratitude to Harvester Place, Burr Ridge for their excellent care of Dorothy. Special thanks to Amita Healthcare for the hospice service provided. Due to CDC guidelines for Coronavirus, private arrangements are being made through Blake-Lamb of Oak Lawn. After restrictions are lifted, a Memorial Service will be planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 9601, Washington, DC 20090-6011.


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Phyllis Boron

May 8, 2020

So saddened hearing that Aunty Dorothy passed! She was definitely a great lady! Always calm, collected and that sweet smile! She was that someone special that can never be forgotten!
May memories give the family peace and comfort!
Love you all💕

Diane Laube

May 6, 2020

This picture of your sweet Mom is how I remember her; always a calm and relaxed soul. She has had a difficult journey, but the Lord has now called her home where she will find peace.

Finding words that will give you comfort is difficult, as death leaves such an empty spot in your heart. May God bring you comfort in your time of grief, and bless you and your family now and always.

With warm hugs~Diane

Vicki Vaci

May 6, 2020

I had the privilege of working with Dorothy for over 20 years. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Your mom will always hold a special place in my heart. She was a good friend and she will be missed ❤️❤️❤️

Jack Cisek

May 3, 2020

I had the privilege to work with Dorothy a number of years ago. She was always so upbeat, a great smile on her face. I really enjoyed just talking to her. I'll miss her. I'm saddened that I wasn't able to stay in contact with her. She will be sorely missed by a great many people that she touched. I'll keep her in my prayers.

Kathy Lewis

May 2, 2020

So sorry for your loss....and mine as well. I will always remember how hard your Mom worked at anything she did and her sweet smile. So glad she was in my life. She will always be in my memories.
Niece, Kathy Lewis


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