John A. Poliskey, 82, of Gaylord, passed away Monday, September 7, 2020, at home surrounded by family.
He was born March 7, 1938, to Harold and Helen (McDonald) Poliskey in Flint, Michigan
John and Barbara (France) married January 25, 1958, and enjoyed 62 years of marriage.
John worked for 35 years at Saginaw Steering Gear in Saginaw, Michigan. He enjoyed volunteering his time to the local R.S.V.P, being a boy scout leader, and delivering food for the local food commodity. While working with the R.S.V.P. group he was a tool time member helping others with his building skills. He was a devout Catholic at St. Mary Cathedral. When John was not volunteering, he enjoyed time with his family, especially playing cards with the grandkids.
John was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Shirley; brother, Donald; brother-in-law Gordon and grandchildren Kier Kjergaard, and Zachary Marshall.
He is survived by his wife Barbara; children John, Jamie (Elizabeth), Jerry (Cathy), Bethany (Edwin) Marshall; 15 grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren plus three on their way. John is also survived by his brother Gene (Arlene) Poliskey.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord, at 12:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to R.S.V.P., 590 E. Fifth St., Gaylord, MI 49735, or St. Mary Cathedral Schools, 321 N Otsego Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.