Mildred L. Polc

Mildred L. Polc, 91, passed away on October 24, 2021. She was born to George and Mildred (Viglasky) Martinovich on December 4, 1929. Mildred lived over 85 years in Sugar Creek, MO, and was a lifelong member of Messiah Lutheran Church. She graduated from Northeast High School then worked at Sears and Wards, until she married Stephen Daniel Polc, on November 18, 1950. Mildred worked at JC Penney at the Blue Ridge Mall for many years as well as volunteering at the Truman Library. She was preceded in death by both parents, George and Mildred Martinovich, a sister, Marylyn Gerdts, brother, George (Butch) Martinovich, Jr, and an infant son. She is survived by three children Douglas (Debbie), Stephen Barry, Jennifer (Terry) Rick, six grandchildren Bryan (Marlo), Julie (Darrell) Schmidli, Amanda (Nathan) Applegate, Tyler Rick, Magan Polc, Andrew Rick, and nine great-grandchildren, Korbin, Neva, Kade, Brecken, Brayden, Elliott, Emmett, Chloe and Maddie. Mildred loved nothing better than to entertain, feed her family and close friends while they talked, told old stories and laughed. Before she passed, her family was instructed to do just that. A small gathering was held to grant that request. Mildred’s final request was for her great-granddaughter, Chloe Applegate, sing on her Karaoke machine….and oh, did she sing! Certainly, she was smiling and laughing down at us.


  1. Barber Debra on October 29, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  2. Hoffmann Penny on October 29, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    Doug and Debbie, my prayers are with you and your family for your loss.

  3. Vollmecke Carol on October 29, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  4. Sturman Julie on October 30, 2021 at 6:40 am

    Doug and family
    Losing a parent is never easy as it brings a rush of unexpected emotions. Mike and I are praying for you both that you will find the peace in knowing she is in heaven.

  5. Cindy Dykal Waits on October 30, 2021 at 11:17 am

    Doug & Debbie,
    What a small world that your mom grew up in Sugar Creek. Glad that she had a happy life with family & will say a prayer at mass tomorrow for her.

  6. Cammy Lamb on December 2, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    Jennifer and family,
    So sorry to hear about your mother. I have fond memories of her while growing up! I always enjoyed visiting her at Penneys. Until we meet on that beautiful shore…
    God bless~
    Cammy Kresin-Lamb

  7. Ron Wysocky on September 5, 2023 at 1:36 am

    To Doug, Barry, & Jennifer
    I just learned about the passing of your Mother and while it is almost 2 years ago, I feel it is never too late to express my condolences. Your Mom was the Maid of Honor when my parents were married in 1947. The last time I spoke with your Mom was about 5 years ago when I happened to locate her phone number as I was preparing to move from California to Arizona. We had a very good conversation as I remember. In any event, I trust that all of you are well and have some wonderful memories of your Mother.

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