James J. Polster, 78

James John Polster, 78, of Theresa, passed away on Oct. 30, 2008, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.

James was born Aug. 11, 1930, in Theresa to Theodore and Clara (Schraufnagel) Polster.

He was a 1949 graduate of Mayville High School.

On April 24, 1957, he married Eulalia Mueller in Mapleton.

James was a self-employed carpenter, James Polster Builder. He also owned and operated Theresa Mini Mart.

He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, a 50-year member of the Miller-Justman-Guelig American Legion Post No. 270 and served as Dodge County American Legion Commander in 1980.

He was a 36-year member of 40 et 8 Dodge County Voiture No. 856 where he served as Chef De Gare Passe.

He was dedicated to Camp American Legion at Lake Tomahawk and served as Dodge County chairman of Camp American Legion.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea.

He is survived by his wife, Eulalia, "Micki," of 51 years; his children, Keith (Susan) Polster of Theresa, Michael Polster of Hannibal, Mo, Dawn (David) Liesener of Jackson, James (Julie) Polster of Brownsville and Todd Polster of Theresa; his mother-in-law, Agnes Mueller of Mayville; a brother, Silverius "Silver" (Delores) Polster of Theresa; his grandchildren, Matthew, Jason and Zachary Polster, Corey, Justin and Collin Liesener and Alexis Polster; a great-grandchild, Joshua Polster; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

James was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Joshua Polster; and his father-in-law, Arnold Mueller.

Visitation was held on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville and on Monday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Theresa, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial with Fr. Dennis Budke officiating.

Burial was held at St. Theresa Memorial Gardens, Theresa. Graveside military rites were conducted by Theresa American Legion Post No. 270 and the Military Honor Guard from the Military Funeral Honors Program.

The Koepsell Funeral home, Mayville served the family.