Marie M. Poly
April 30, 1985 – December 21, 2021
Due to an unpredictable, unpreventable brain aneurysm, we lost our beloved Marie Michelle Poly at age 36.
Marie graduated from Gross Catholic High School and the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a degree in Technical Theatre. She was a devotee of all kinds of music and the theatre, especially Broadway. Marie loved the outdoors and camped frequently. She was happily planning her wedding to Steve on October 1st. Marie worked for many years in childcare, focusing on special-needs children. She had recently begun work at an assisted-living facility where she will be missed by staff and residents alike.
Always kind, generous and giving, Marie made her final gift of life to four families by donating her heart, liver and kidneys. She will further medical research with the donation of her corneas, lungs and pancreas, and help hundreds with her donation of tissue and bone.
Marie will be missed by her loving family and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Daniel Poly; grandparents, Anthony and Catherine Couvillon and Howard Poly; aunt, Elaine Trent. She is survived by her parents, Dennis and Lynn Poly; fiancé, Steve Wisniewski; sister, Ellen Jeffries (Matt); nephew, Caleb Jeffries; niece, Wren Jeffries; aunts and uncles: Julie and Glenn Peterson, Karen and Bruce Goracke, Pam and Scott Bennett, Mike and Stacie Couvillon, Frank Trent; cousins: David Trent (Ashleigh), Laura Fee (John), Kevin Peterson (Ana), Nick Peterson, Katie Orsi (Vinnie), Henry, Charlie, and Eric Goracke, Luke and Mark Bennett, Ben and Averie Couvillon.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Tuesday, December 28, 2021, 10:00am, West Center Chapel. Interment: Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Fontenelle Forest.
The family requests mask-wearing at her service to keep each other safe.