Robert G. Poledna
July 28, 1943 – July 18, 2022
Bob spent his entire life in Omaha, graduating from Benson High school in 1962. Bob worked as a heavy equipment mechanic and retired after 38 years at Douglas County garage. Bob’s true passion in life was classic cars and drag racing. He was a gifted and skilled mechanic and was everyone’s “fix it guy.” Bob was extremely generous with his time and talent, always willing to lend a hand to family, friends, and countless others.
Bob will be sorely missed by his loving family and many friends. To honor Bob’s passion for cars, and the community of car lovers that were such an integral part of his life, we encourage service attendees to drive their classic cars to the funeral and wear their favorite classic car t-shirts and jeans.
Preceded in death by wife, Dianna; parents, Dennis and Lucille Poledna; siblings, Nadine Summers and Dick Poledna. Survived by son, Tadum (Maggie) Knight; step-son, Shawn (Mary) Knight; grandchildren; siblings: Carolyn Reisner, Barb Wilson, Jim (Joy) Poledna, JoAnn (Jim) Gruhn, Jeanette (Mike) Antisdel and Suzanne (Tom) Langdon; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service Friday, July 22, 2022 at 10:00AM at John A. Gentleman Mortuaries 72nd Street Chapel. Visitation Thursday from 5:00-7:00PM also at the funeral home. Interment: Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park.