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Augustin Polasek

August 28, 1920 - January 31, 2020
Carpinteria, CA


Memorial Graveside Service

Saturday, May 18, 2024
11:00 AM EDT
Saints Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church Cemetery
159 - 131st Avenue
Wayland, MI 49348

Life Story / Obituary


Gus grew up on a farm in Michigan. In 1942 he enlisted in the US Air Force and fought during WWII as a bomber pilot. He retired as an Air Force Colonel in 1965. When he was 96 years old, he received a medal of honor from France for his military contributions including the 35 missions he made to the European theatre during the war. He later became a real estate broker & kept an active license until age 99. He is survived by his 2 children: Mark & Lynn, 2 grandchildren: Lana & Lisa, 2 great-grandchildren: Brianna & Ellen, and life-long best friend Mo. He will be loved & missed by all. Memorial Graveside service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church Cemetery, 159- 131 Ave., Wayland MI. Visit Gus’ webpage at BetzlerLifeStory.com to archive favorite memories, photos and sign his guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo (269) 375-2900.