Daniel Lee Polka, 69, of Tama, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at UnityPoint Health/Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. Services will be held at a later date.
Daniel was born on February 6, 1952, in Marshalltown, Iowa, the son of Paul and Doris (Brown) Polka.
He graduated from South Tama High School in 1970.
On May 9, 1998, he was united in marriage to Teri McFate at the Community of Christ in Toledo. Daniel owned his own construction business and made furniture. He enjoyed art, painting, especially drawing, and drawing people. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, and mushroom hunting, playing cards with his dad, the guitar, keyboard, and piano.
Survivors include his wife, Teri of Tama; one son, Mathew Polka of Tama; two daughters, Leah (Terry) Kearney of Springville, IA, and Samantha Chapman of Iowa; his father, Paul Polka of Tama; one sister, Patty (Bob) Youngman of Tama; two brothers, Bill (Brendie) Polka of Carlisle, and Marty (Lori) Polka of Norwalk; two step-daughters, Jamie Lewis of Toledo, and Rebecca Halverson of Garwin; four grandchildren, TJ, Brooke, Caiden, and Killion; sister-in-law, Lena Polka; and brother-in-law, Dolan Schafer.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Polka; one brother, Mike Polka; and one sister, Angie Van Nevel.
Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo, is assisting the family with arrangements.