Viewing for Annie (Faust) Polasek will be held on Friday, April 21, 2023, from 8am-8pm; family will be present from 5pm-8pm at Strickland Funeral home in Caldwell. Funeral service will be held at 10am on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at the Caldwell Brethren Church. Interment will follow at the New Tabor cemetery.
Annie (Faust) Polasek was born to Joe and Annie (Haisler) Faust on November 14, 1928 in Burleson County. She married Bennie Lee Polasek, Sr. on December 31, 1946 at the Czech-Moravian Brethren Church, Caldwell, Texas. Annie and Bennie owned and operated Polasek’s Sheet Metal/Air Conditioning Company on the square. Annie was a member of Caldwell Brethren Church and served in various positions locally and statewide. Her accomplishments and memberships included: raising seven children, member of the Caldwell SPJST Lodge #186, the American Legion Auxiliary, Kolache Festival Steering Committee, Caldwell Recreational Association, 1997 “Kolache Festival Queen”, 2002 Outstanding Senior Citizen. She is a charter member of the Burleson County Czech Heritage Museum. She and her husband and family donated the Museum House and lot on June 16, 1996. She was also an enthusiastic domino player and had many hobbies.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Annie Faust, grandson, Michael E. Huffman, her husband Bennie Lee Polasek, Sr., twin great granddaughters Sophia and Daphne Matcek, Guy Huffman, son-in-law, Shirley Faust, sister-in-law, Brittany Polasek, granddaughter-in-law and Robert Faust, nephew.
Survivors include five sons & spouses: Bennie & Rev. Kay Polasek, College Station; Rev. Joseph & Mary Polasek, Caldwell; James & Geraldine Polasek, Bryan; Samuel & Frieda Polasek, Caldwell; David & Nancy Polasek, Humble, two daughters Annie & Roger Runnels, Houston; Martha Huffman, College Station. Two brothers Henry J. Faust, Houston; Joe Robert Faust & Marionette, El Dorado, Arkansas; sixteen grandchildren and thirty great grandchildren, numerous nephews and nieces.
Pallbearers: Seth Mike, Douglas Polasek, Steven Polasek, Joshua Runnels, Matthew Huffman, Robert Polasek, and David Polasek II
Honorary Pallbearers: Caldwell Brethren Christian Sisters, Grandsons: Bert Polasek, Charles Polasek, Justin Polasek, Jeremy Vanderburg.
Memorials may be made to the “Caldwell Brethren Church” or the “Burleson County Czech Heritage Museum” (BCCHM).
The family is grateful for the loving care provided by Lynn and Danny with Amedysis Hospice.
Service officiated by: Reverends: Joseph Polasek, Kay Polasek and Vanessa Mitchell.
Organist: James Polasek
Soloist: Shana Polasek