James Marion Polen, 63, Clinton, passed away at 2 a.m. Sept. 28, 2013, in Costa Rica.

A celebration of his life will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Clinton Elks Lodge.

Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge of arrangements.

James was born July 10, 1950, in Clinton, a son of Harry Polen and Joan Stoll Thoms. He married Nancy Blue in 1969. He later married Rosa Maria Alvarado Perez in 2009.

He is survived by his wife, Rosa Maria Alvarado Perez, Clinton; mother, Joan Thoms, Clinton; father, Harry (Sharon) Polen, Atlanta; one son, James Polen Jr., Clinton; one daughter, Tisha (Chris) Adams, Littleton, Colo.; grandson, Riley Adams; granddaughter, Harper Adams; and four brothers, Phillip Steven (Merlin) Polen, Clinton; Scott Polen, Clinton; Robbie Polen, Bloomington; and Chad Polen, Atlanta.

He was preceded in death by one infant son, Todd James Polen, in 1972.

Jim was past exalted ruler of Clinton Elks Lodge, previous owner and operator of Polen Excavating, Clinton, and owned Subways in Clinton and Paxton.

 He was a hard worker and was well liked by many people. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and especially loved the time he spent with his children and grandchildren. Jim was loved by his family and will be greatly missed by all.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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