Michael Polk Obituary – Polk, Michael S. Following a bold long term fight with metastatic colorectal malignant growth, Mike, age 65, of Lakeville (in the past Hastings), MN and Naples, FL died at home calmly on August 28th, 2018 encompassed by his caring family. Mike was gone before in death by his folks, Robert Lester Polk and Patricia Marie Polk (Johnson); father-in-law, John David (Jack) Little. He is made due by his caring spouse of 34 years, Kathy; cherishing kids, Jesse Polk (Sarah), Lauren Tix (Bill), Rachel Parker (Dustin); gave sister, Lisa Ann Fry (Natt); 7 grandkids, Brantley, Grayson, Kasen, Tori, Jarrett, Jaylah, and Baby Parker due in Nov 2018; relative, Dorothy Little; niece and numerous nephews.
Mike wedded his first love, Kathy, on May twelfth, 1984. Mike and Kathy had a relationship that addressed unequivocal love that didn’t go unrecognized. They shared numerous recollections together that will everlastingly be in our souls. Mike went to Drake University (Des Moines, IA) on a full football grant, graduating with a B.S. in Business Administration with Highest Distinction. He went to William Mitchell College of Law, graduating in January 1979 with a J.D. Cum Laude. Upon graduation from William Mitchell College he turned into a lawyer rehearsing individual injury law at the law office of Sieben, Polk, P.A., comprising of 12 legal counselors, situated in Hastings, MN. He had practical experience in common case addressing offended parties in close to home obligation, unfair demise and mass misdeed/complex prosecution cases.
Mike was engaged with the Dakota County and Minnesota State Bar Associations. He was a board individual from the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association and a previous board individual from the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Mike was engaged with the Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota and was an individual from the National College of Trial Advocacy. In November, 1986 he was ensured by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a common preliminary trained professional. Mike has been chosen yearly starting around 2000 as a Leading Minnesota Attorney. He was assigned as a “Super Lawyer” as per the distribution named “Minnesota Law and Politics” in 2000 and from that point, including a few times being assigned as one of the main 40 “Super Lawyers.” He was named as one of the “best legal advisors in America” by the Martindale Hubbell distribution.
He was additionally a subordinate teacher of law at William Mitchell College of Law. Mike was a board individual from the Hastings Country Club, remembering filling in as president for 1992. He was the executive of the Hastings Civic Arena mission to raise assets to assemble an extra ice field in Hastings. He served on the Hastings region YMCA initiative mission advisory group answerable for requesting significant giver vows to fabricate the YMCA working in Hastings. Cooperation in school games was one of the most happy occasions of Mike’s life, helping fabricate enduring companionships and assisting him with understanding the significance of difficult work, intensity and facilitated collaboration. He was the 1970-1971 beneficiary of Dave Knudson Memorial Award for Outstanding Athlete (imparted to Steve Madson) and was likewise named to WCCO’s All-State Basketball Team, January 7, 1971. Mike was likewise enlisted into the Northfield High School Hall Of Fame on May twentieth, 2007 for his exceptional games capacities in different games.