A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 3, at St. Stephen Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jerzy Rebacz officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Shuda Funeral Chapel in Stevens Point from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with a general rosary prayed at 6:30 p.m., and at the at the church from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Monday.
Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mr. Polum was born June 14, 1923, in the town of Linwood, a son of the late Steve and Alvina Polum. He attended John Sims one-room schoolhouse in Mill Creek.
He farmed and did local construction.
He entered the U.S. Army April 19, 1944, at Fort Sheridan, Ill. He served as a Tech-4 in Germany, France and England. He participated in campaigns in Rhineland and Central Europe. He earned the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and American Theater Service Medal. He was honorably discharged April 6, 1946, at Camp McCoy.
He was married to Sophie Burclaff Feb. 26, 1946, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church while on a weekend pass during his enlistment.
The couple settled in Stevens Point, and lived at their Whiting home for more than 50 years.
He was an over-the-road truck driver, first for Joerns and then Gross Trucking. He retired from Gross in 1983 after 23 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathleen (Jim) Wilson, Stevens Point, and Sandy (Jeff) Herman, Plover; six brothers, Vincent (Dorothy), Emil (Pat), Richard (Pat), Bobby (Judi) and David, all of Stevens Point, and Victor (Terry), Cedarburg; two sisters, Irene (Dennis) Lepper and Alice (Don) Young, both of Plover; and four grandchildren.