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Kyle M Polencheck

Kyle M Polencheck

June 25, 2019

Kyle Martin Polencheck, of Eau Claire, age 31, passed away unexpectedly on June 25, 2019, in Lombard, Illinois.  Kyle was born January 29, 1988, in Eau Claire to Dan and Jill (Marita) Polencheck, their beloved second son.  As Kyle grew up, he was fortunate to add step-siblings and step-parents to his life, as well as other extended family members, all of whom he loved.

Kyle was a graduate of Eau Claire North High School.  He was a caregiver for several years with Lutheran Social Services as well as other local agencies.  He was also a cook at a few child care centers where he thoroughly enjoyed any time he could spend with the children.

Kyle enjoyed people and his quick wit and sense of humor allowed him to interact with people of all ages.  Kyle was a good friend to many people in his life, including his family, because he really cared about them.  One of Kyle’s greatest joys was being the godfather to some very special children in his life, Orrin, Briar and Jack.  He had a passion for cooking and gardening and enjoyed sharing his culinary skills and creativity with family and friends as often as he could.

Kyle is survived by his parents, Dan and Michelle Polencheck of Chippewa Falls, Jill and Norb Kirk of Eau Claire.; brother, Troy Polencheck, Eau Claire; step-siblings, Amanda Kirk, St. Louis MO; Sarah (Grant) Martin, Eau Claire; Bryan Kirk, Washington D.C, Kari (Kevin) Naser, Eau Claire, Sam (Tamara) Nelson, Niceville FL, and Eric Nelson, Chippewa Falls.  He is also survived by nieces and nephews Keegan, Kayla and Espen Naser, Xavier, Elexia, Aynzlie and Jezlyn Nelson and Tessa Cronin.

He is further survived by his grandparents, Dan and Marlene (Flossie) Polencheck of Mellen, WI, Martin Marita of Highbridge, WI, and Jean Clingman of Winona, MN.  He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his uncle, Corey Polencheck, Mellen, WI; grandparents, Norbert and Jennie Mae Kirk, Eau Claire, WI and grandparents, Muriel Erickson of Bloomer and Bill Kempe of Chippewa Falls.

Visitation will be held Sunday, June 30, 2019 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center located at 1717 Devney Drive, Altoona (behind Charter Spectrum).  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2019, at St Olaf Catholic Church located at 3220 Monroe Street in Eau Claire, WI.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services—Celebration of Life Center in Altoona is serving the family. 



4-7 p.m. at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services - Celebration of Life Center in Altoona. Note: There will be no public visitation at the church on Monday prior to the funeral mass.


10:30 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2019, at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Eau Claire.

Florist Information

Brent Douglas Floral - (715) 831-0997 - All flowers should be delivered to the Celebration of Life Center in Altoona by 1:30 p.m. Sunday.


  • Bill Anderson Dan and Shelly, heartbroken to hear the news. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    June 30 at 1:45pm

  • Kathreen and Duane Schraufnagel To the Family of Kyle:
    With Deepest Sympathy and Prayers from us.
    May God cover you with His Unfailing Love.

    June 29 at 8:44pm

  • Judy Menard & Bob Krumenauer Sending our condolences to your family on the loss of your loved one. Losing a child no matter the age is such a painful loss. He will always live on within your hearts.

    June 29 at 1:54pm

  • Brenda Ebert So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family during this time. Kyle was such a nice, happy boy. My daughter Bethany and Kyle were great friends in grade school. God's deepest blessings to all of you.

    June 29 at 7:18AM

  • Peg I am so very sorry for your great loss. I didn't know Kyle all that well, but what contact we did have was always a joy. Sending prayers your way along with lots of love.

    June 28 at 8:10PM

  • Mike and Barb Brunner Our deepest sympathy to you and your family

    June 28 at 6:01PM

  • Elizabeth Carter Kyle, or K-Po as he was known in my English class, was such a humorous, fun-loving person. I always enjoyed running into him over the years, and I am sad to hear this news. My heart goes out to all of you who had the privilege to know him and love him.

    June 28 at 4:50PM

  • Steve Schraufnagel Peace and prayers to you and your families .

    June 28 at 9:49AM

  • Connie and Dale Vigen We are so very sorry for the loss of your son Kyle. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. I did not know Kyle real well, What I knew of him though was he Loved his family and was a gentle person. Our hearts go out to all of you.

    June 28 at 9:47AM

  • Roderick Hurt So sorry Dan for your loss.

    June 28 at 9:38AM

  • Elizabeth Bauer So sorry for your lost......what a nice smile he has

    June 28 at 7:41AM

  • Sheila B. Kalish Sending condolences on the sudden loss of Kyle. I was always happy to run into him and see his smile. I'll miss that. RIP Kyle.

    June 27 at 12:32PM

  • Janet and Andy Fandre Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Kyle. We pray for all of you at this time of loss.

    June 27 at 8:47AM

  • Candra Rogers Prayers goes up!!???????? fly high with the angel!!

    June 26 at 11:47PM

  • Melissa Stigge I’m so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Kyle’s family.

    June 26 at 10:04PM

  • Jeff Hein I am so sorry for your loss. Condolences.

    June 26 at 9:36PM

  • Becky Ramsey Oh my goodness what a shock! Hugs love and prayers for the whole family! I was just getting to know my great cousin

    June 26 at 9:29PM

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