Joyce A Polka

1921-02-01 - 2021-12-12

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy Chicago Heights IL (Map-it)


Service Date: 0000-00-00

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Cemetery: Skyline Memorial Park 248 S Governors Highway, Monee, Illinois (Map-it)

Info: 708-754-0016

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Joyce A. Polka (nee Bruns) of Homewood, formerly of Chicago Heights, passed on December 12, 2021 at Generations Nursing Facility with family by her side. 

Joyce was born on February 1, 1921 in Richton Park, IL and moved to Chicago Heights where she spent the majority of her life until she moved to Homewood, IL.  She retired from Marshall Field and Co. in Park Forest, IL.  She was a member of seniors Friday bowling league, and the Chicago Heights Park District Senior Citizens Wednesday group.  As well as being involved in her work and recreational groups Joyce was most proud of caring for her children and grandchildren who were the light of her life.  She was an amazing mom and grandmother who always put her family’s well being first and foremost.  She was loved dearly by all those around her for her kind heart and generosity which she demonstrated till the end, always worried about everyone else first.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband Walter Polka and daughter Corrine DeLuca. 

She is survived by her son Thomas (Tricia) Polka; granddaughter Tammy (Kevin) O’Connor, grandson Thomas Polka Jr., granddaughter Danica Albano and grandson Scott (Jackie) Duff.   Great Grandchildren Mitchel Polka, Madeline Polka, Caden O’Connor, Alex Albano, Justin (Leah) Albano, Emily Duff, Katie Duff and great great granddaughter Isla Albano.

In lieu of flowers, donations to any of the following charities can be made in Joyce Polka’s memory.  It’s a Pittie Dog Rescue at , Heartland/Promedica Hospice, 20960 S Frankfort Square Road, Suite C, Frankfort, IL 60423, or American Cancer Society.

Visitation Friday, December 17th from 9AM until the time of service at 11AM at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Interment:  Skyline Memorial Park, Monee, IL.  (708) 754-0016.




  1. Anne & Mike Thinnes on December 13, 2021 at 3:18 pm
    To a woman who was the epitome of grace and sweetness. You will be missed by all whose lives you touched. Your family is in our prayers.

  2. Brenda on December 14, 2021 at 8:48 am
    She will be missed. Condolences to all the family.

  3. Patricia Ogibovic on December 14, 2021 at 11:29 am
    So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person and have great memories of her. RIP. Prayers to you and your family.

  4. Noralyn Weinmann Sass on December 14, 2021 at 11:43 am
    Noralyn Weinmann Sass. Your Mom was a very kind and sweet mother. Remembering her from St. John’s E&R church. Corrine and I were Confirmation. Classmates and Jr. High & Highschool classmates as well as friends
    Your mother was a blessing to all.

  5. Pastor Terry Krouskoupf on December 14, 2021 at 6:19 pm
    Dear family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I am grateful that I knew Joyce for many years and that she was a woman of faith. I enjoyed visiting her in Manteno and we always shared communion. Her family even brought her to a few worship services at the church I am currently serving. I was also thankful that I was able to attend her 100th birthday celebration earlier this year. Yes, I am sad she has left this world but happy that she is with her Lord and Savior! Many blessings to all!

  6. Susan and Jim Walsh on December 16, 2021 at 4:10 pm
    Such a huge loss. She was an amazing and lovely human being. We are so sorry ❤️

  7. Dennis Charles Durbin on May 18, 2024 at 9:11 am
    Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.
    I have nothing but fond memories of Aunt Joyce.
    The years and distance apart may have increased since we all last crossed paths, however, my memories of family times still warm my heart to this day…🙏

    Dennis C Durbin
    PO Box 174
    Wellton, Az 85356

    Rumble channel:
    OverComing The World

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