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Lee "Dobbs" James Polfus
Date of Death: December, 23 2013

           Lee "Dobbs" James Polfus, 29, Escanaba, passed away Monday evening December 23, 2013 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born on March 6, 1984 in Escanaba, the son of Norman "Bud" and Jody (Cretens) Polfus.
          Dobbs, liked everything to do with the outdoors, whether it be hunting, fishing, ice fishing, mushroom hunting, logging or balsam brushing every year with his father, but he mostly loved spending time with his father "his best friend", at their camp, and calling to check on his mother every day.
          He is survived by his father: Norman "Bud" (fiancé: Sheri Nelson) Polfus, his mother: Jody (Keith) Russell, one brother: James Bricco, both of his grandmothers: Rita Belle Polfus and Elaine Cretens, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
          Dobbs was preceded in death by both of his grandfathers: Norman Polfus Sr. and Jim Cretens.
          Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday December 28, 2013 at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Escanaba. A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lee "Dobbs" Polfus will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Chris Bergquist officiating. A luncheon will follow services at the Granada Bar in Escanaba. Burial will take place in the Maple Grove Cemetery in the spring.
          In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name and a memorial will be established. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.
          Please visit to send online condolences to his family.

  • "Jody...I'm so sorry for your loss. Your Red Lobster team mates are here for you and we are all thinking about you and have you in our prayers. May The Lord strengthen you and heal you and take some of your pain away. We love you!!"
    -Wendy Castaneda

  • "My thoughts go to you all. I'm an so very very sorry for your loss. So young and full of life he was. Love you Jody! "
    -Erica Perkins

  • "Jody and family, we are all thinking of you. Our hearts go out to you in your time of loss. No words can truly express what you are going through. But please know you have lots of friends and family for support. God be with you. Lots of love to you. "
    -JoLynn Spirowski

  • "Jody and Keith; We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. Please remember that you are in our thoughts and find comfort in family , friends,and your memories.Sending a big hug your way. Jeanne and Jeff"
    -Jeanne Tackett

  • "Bud; I am very sorry about Lee. I am sending you prayers to you and your family. God is with you always."
    -Darrell Morreau

  • "Bud, I wish I had words that would help at a time like this. I'm hoping in time you will heal your heart and find peace and comfort. All my best thoughts and prayers to you and your family."

  • "Jody and Keith, sending much love and prayers your way. Thinking of you both. So very sorry for your loss. Love to you both. "
    -Kim Bovee

  • "I am so so sorry for your loss Bud! I will not be able to make the funeral but will stop by to talk and see what you need. "
    -Joanne L Polfus

  • "Jody and Keith, our thoughts and prayers are with you, "
    -Joanne & Greg Schroder

  • "Jody & family - I wish I could find the words to ease your pain during this difficult time but please know that I am holding you close to my heart and in my prayers. May God's love & peace bring you comfort. Ann"
    -Ann Sheffield

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