Donald E. “Donny” Polen of Minerva passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Aultman Hospital. He was born January 10, 1968 in Canton, Ohio to Dave and Marjorie Polen. He married his best friend of 36 years, Tracy (Stack) Polen May 29, 1985. After graduating high school in 1986, he went on to work as a utility line clearance operator for 22 years. He loved his job and he had a passion for classic American muscle cars. He dearly loved his family and worked hard to support them. When he was not working, he was always helping someone fix something. He was the type of man that would give you the shirt off his back; he would have done anything for his family and friends. Donny was amazing husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend.
He is preceded in death by his son, Ty Everett Polen and sister in-law, Kelley Polen.
He is survived by his wife, Tracy of Minerva; daughters, Ashley (Joe) Lawson of Minerva, Kalah (Mike) Zwick of Paris; son, Cody Polen of Minerva; parents, Dave and Marjorie Polen of Minerva; twin brother, John Polen of Waynesburg; brother, Tom (Vivian) Polen of Mineral City; five grandchildren that he loved so much, Mikalyn Randal, Karah Randal, Ethan Randal, Tyler Zwick, and Emberlynn Polen.
There will be a Celebration of Life gathering on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 1-6pm at the home of Kalah and Mike Zwick 13642 Lisbon St., SE, Paris, Ohio 44669 for anyone who would like to come and pay their respects.