James John Polakovich




Born: November 1, 1965
Death: October 1, 2017

James John Polakovich “Jimmy”, age 51 of Grand Rapids, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, October 1, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son Tucker James; parents Bob and Katie Polakovich; father-in-law Dick Pennock. He is survived by his wife of 25 years Missie; children Alexandra, Jacob; brother Bob (Terry) Polakovich; sister Debbie (Nacho) Acevado; brother-in-law Eric (Phyllis) Pennock; mother-in-law Lucy Palmatier; many nieces, nephews, cousins and amazing friends; also his beloved dog Bentley. Many knew Jimmy as owner and operator of South Side Jimmy’s and twenty plus years with working in the mortgage business; with his last twelve at Treadstone Mortgage. Jimmy’s hobbies included traveling with his children to sporting events most recently with Jacob traveling cross country; and spending time with his daughter listening to music. Visitation will be Wednesday 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. S.E., Grand Rapids. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday 1:00 p.m. at St. Robert of Newminster Church, 6477 Ada Dr., Ada. Rev. Leonard Sudlik presiding. Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Central Basketball, 319 Sheldon Blvd. S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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