Louise Polasek


Louise was born to Frank and Alojsie Lezak on May 7, 1922 in Frydek, Texas. She was the youngest of six children; brothers Pete and August and sisters Stephanie, Mary, and Annie. Married to Sylvester Polasek in 1939, they celebrated over 61 years together before his passing in 2001. During their marriage, they lived in Houston, New Mexico and Arizona before returning to their beloved Texas after retirement.

Proud of her Czech heritage and devoted to her Catholic faith, she was recognized by the Texans of Czech Ancestry (TOCA) for promoting the purposes of TOCA. She was an active member of the Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas - KJZT in Frydek and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas in Wallis. She was active with the American Legion Auxiliary Post 200 Wallis. Her contributions were also recognized with awards such as Woman of the Year for the Galveston Houston Archdiocese Council of Catholic Women in 2010 and the 2017 Member of Distinction, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Queen of Angels No. 1538. Louise and Syl were also active members of the Wallis Dance Club.

An energetic person, she was a leader and organizer who took pride in getting things done.  She worked hard and was committed to everything she did, and was always available to help in any way she could. She did it with enthusiasm, always … and with a surprise bit of mischief just when it was needed.

She loved being an active part of her community in Sealy and Frydek and was known throughout the community for her love of gardening and for her wonderful kolaches and egg noodles.

Above all, she was dedicated to her family and the countless friends she collected over a lifetime of caring and service to others.

Louise is survived by her daughter, Sylvia Hayden, grandsons John (wife Laura) and Steven (wife Monica), great-grandson Kyle and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.


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