Donald P. Polley, Sr.

  • Died: May 23, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Pine Valley

1320 East Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Donald P. Polley, Sr. 84, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday May 23, 2019. He had spent the days preceding his death surrounded by his loving family. Don was born to Wilbur and Lillian Polley in Fort Wayne, IN, on October 27, 1934. He attended Emmanuel Lutheran grade school and graduated from Central High School in 1953 and was also a veteran of the Naval Reserve. Don served the city of Fort Wayne for 22 years as a police officer, retiring as a Captain. He then went on to work with his wife Nadine to run Fairfield Galleries, the furniture store they had purchased from his family. In 1998, after selling the store to his son, Don began working for Todd Realty in Syracuse Indiana. He and Nadine owned a lake home there and enjoyed spending time with their family and friends. Don also enjoyed traveling. Some special trips were cruising Scandinavia and through the Panama Canal. He also enjoyed a trip to his ancestral homeland, the Isle of Man. Donald is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Nadine Polley née Haines, daughter, Debra Marshall, son, Donald Polley, Jr. (Linda), five grandchildren, Thomas (Phylis) Polley, Michael Polley, Scott (Rachel) Polley, Kyle (Sydney) James, and Travis Marshall; and two great grandchildren, Logan and Reid. He was preceded in death by his sister Carol Jacob and his parents Wilbur and Lillian. Services will 11:00 am, Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 W Jefferson Blvd with one hour of calling prior to the funeral service. Calling at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Funeral Home on Monday, May 27, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, or Heart to Heart Hospice. To sign the online guestbook, please visit,


Condolence & Memory Journal

We are so sorry to learn of Don's passing. Sorry we were not able to share our thoughts with you earlier as we just learned of it. We are hopeful the caring of your friends is helping you to move forward from the loss of your wonderful husband. Please know our thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted by John and Phyllis Davis - Ft Wayne, IN   June 11, 2019

Nadine & family, so sorry to hear of Don's passing...amazing enough Jake & I were in Ft. Wayne last week & talked about you and Don as we passed the furniture store...wondering how he was. We moved to condo nearly 5 years ago but have wonderful memories of the fun we had at your parties and the kind guy Don was to work with. It was a pleasure to be there when he was. We are well for a couple of old people and hope this note finds you well and in for a long well earned rest. Blessings to you all and many happy memories of a man well loved. Patehy5M

Posted by Pat Bitner - Goshen,, IN - Coworker   May 25, 2019


Nadine and the family,I am so sorry to hear about Don, he was a great and kind man. May all your memories give you comfort, strength and peace in the days ahead. Love, Terri

Posted by Terri Hallenbeck - So. Lebanon, OH   May 25, 2019

Very sorry to read this. We bought a llot of furniture from Don and Nadine. Good people.

Posted by Lewis MOWAN - SAN ANTONIO, TX   May 25, 2019

I am so very sorry to hear about Don's passing. He brought many smiles to clients and staff alike. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sandy Holland

Posted by Sandy Holland - Fort Wayne, IN   May 24, 2019

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