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Donald Steven "Steve" Polinsky

Born: Thu., Aug. 29, 1940
Died: Tue., Jan. 17, 2017

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., Jan. 21, 2017
Location: Wingate Inn

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Missoula - Donald Steven “Steve” Polinsky, 76 of Missoula, passed away peacefully at his home in the loving arms of his family on Tuesday, 17 January, 2017. Steve was born on 29 August, 1940, in Missoula to Frank and Doris Polinsky. He was the fourth of five children. Steve attended Hellgate Elementary and graduated from Missoula County High School. After graduation he enlisted in the Air Force and served as a B-47 Crew Chief from 1959 to 1963. After an honorable discharge from military service he married Carole Kennedy and had two daughters, Lyndie and Jodie. The couple later divorced. On July 15, 1976 he married the love of his life, Mary Lamoreux. The couple settled in Steve's childhood home on Flynn Lane where they also built a reputable automotive repair business that they ran for more than 25 years. Together the couple had a daughter, Dandy. Steve retired from his business in 2002 and spent his remaining years hunting, fishing, 4wheeling spending time with family and friends, and working on his properties in Granite County. He is preceded in death by his father, Frank, and brothers John and Frank. He is survived by his loving wife Mary, daughters Lyndie Jellick (Steven Gladden), Jodie Paxton (Jesse) and Dandy Aaron (JW). His grandchildren who will forever miss their loving Papa are Amanda Jellick, Justin Ketterling, Elaina Aaron, Cameron Paxton, Jacob Aaron, Ella Tucker and Kade Prewitt. Steve is also survived by his mother, a sister, a brother and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Steve's life will be held on Saturday, 21 January, 2017 at the Wingate Inn, 5252 Airway Blvd, Missoula at 1:PM.

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Barbara Grinde
   Posted Thu January 19, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Cherokee Enterprises, Inc. Barbara Grinde.

We are so sorry for your loss, many hugs and prayers for all of your family. Cherokee Enterprises, Inc. Barbara Grinde Tra McCarty Travis Howell

Teresa Deadmond
   Posted Fri January 20, 2017
Mary, Dandy and family,
My heart is with you and your loss. Steve will be greatly missed. You both have been a great influence in my life that has guided me in my career and personal life. I will always remember the life talks and good time that was had in the multiple area of Missoula. The fondest and best times of my life were spent in your shop and kitchen. Steve made me think about a lot of different views of how I would like to have my life be and have put into place as I have progress. I love you all and am there in my heart for you.
Teresa Deadmond

Suzy Boylan
   Posted Fri January 20, 2017
Dear Mary and Family - I am so very sorry. I'm thinking of all of you.


Mark and Dori Paddock
   Posted Thu February 16, 2017
Mary, we just heard of Steve's passing, and Mark hasn't stopped crying since. Steve was a great guy, and taught Mark quite a bit while working with him in the shop. we'll always remember his laugh, and the jokes he'd tell. what a great guy! Again.. so sorry for your loss, he will be missed.

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