April 21, 1928 - March 4, 2020
PIERCE -- Funeral service for Lawrence A. Polt, 91, of Pierce will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Pierce with Father Tim Forget officiating the service. Burial will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, rural Pierce. Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, with rosary starting at 7:00 p.m., all at the Church. Military Rites will be conducted by Tomek-Otto Post 72 American Legion of Pierce, and the United States Army Honors Guard. Lawrence passed into Heaven on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the Plainview Manor. Stonacek Memorial Chapel in Pierce is in charge of the arrangements. Lawrence A. Polt, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (German) Polt, was born April 21, 1928, in Pierce. He attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Pierce. After Lawrence’s schooling, he farmed until being drafted into the U.S. Army on May 24, 1951. While in the army, Lawrence started creating ornamental iron works as a hobby. During his life, he made and donated many iron works to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. After being honorably discharged from the army on April 17, 1953, he returned to Pierce to continue farming with his dad, Joe, and brother, Art. He enjoyed singing and entertaining as a member of the Four Salts quartet. Lawrence was also a charter member in starting the Pierce Thresher Bee. He married Marion Kay Wanke on May 31, 1960, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Osmond. He and Marion started Grandma Polt’s Canned Beef, using an old family recipe. Lawrence was the originator of the sanctioned Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pulls on the local, state, national and international levels. He continued to farm until he was in his mid-80s. After retiring, he enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He would often be heard saying “come again.” Lawrence was a lifelong member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierce, where he served as lector and EME for several years, taught CCD, was part of the church choir, parish council, Catholic Order of Foresters, Third Degree Knights of Columbus in Pierce, Mnsr. Robert Burns Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus in Norfolk and American Legion Tomek-Otto Post 72 in Pierce. Survivors include his spouse Marion Polt of Pierce, children Kathryn Polt and dear friend Rolando of Harlingen, TX, Annette (John) Nystedt of Flagstaff, AZ, Frances (Mike) Lambrecht of Osmond, Daniel (Sheila) Polt of Pierce, Alvin (Teresa) Polt of Pierce, Stephanie Polt and dear friend Patricio of Plainview, 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, brothers Greg (Joy) Polt of Bellevue, WA, Paul Polt of Gretna, NE, Doug (Dawn) Polt of Fallston, MD, sisters Karen (Jim) Bellamy of Parker, CO, Jane (Doug) Koehler of Norfolk, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Elizabeth, stepmother Mary, brother Arthur, sister Mary Jo Putjenter, brother-in-law Duane Putjenter, and a sister-in-law Rose Ann Polt. Organist for the service will be Celine Fehringer playing congregational hymns “On This Day Oh Beautiful Mother,” “The Prayer of St. Francis,” “Ava Maria” and “Battle Hymn Of The Republic.” Casket bearers will be Justin Lambrecht, Chance Lambrecht, Micah Nystedt, John Polt, Colby Johnson, Kenyon Polt, Damian Polt and Woodland Nystedt. Honorary casketbearers will be Nathanael Nystedt, Monica Bomar, Danielle Prater, Tyrin Nystedt, Elizabeth Polt and Josephine Polt. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.
PIERCE -- Funeral service for Lawrence A. Polt, 91, of Pierce will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Pierce with Father Tim Forget officiating the service. Burial will be held at St. Joseph's... View Obituary & Service Information
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