He was a resident of Meister Road Group Home, since 1982, where he participated in activities including attending The Lorain County Fair and dining out. Dominic had been employed at Oberlin Workshop and looked forward to gatherings at his parent’s farm, where he enjoyed riding the utility vehicle and watching the cattle.
Dominic is survived by his parents, Richard T. and Barbara A. (nee Baldauf) Polen of Elyria; sister, Diane (Steve) Jackson of Oberlin; and brothers, Anthony (Michelle) Polen and Rich (Kim) Polen, both of Elyria.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael in 1974; and grandparents, Thomas and Cora Polen and Herbert and Agnes Baldauf.
A funeral mass was held Thursday, May 8, 2014, at St. Mary Church, Elyria, with Reverend Charles T. Diedrick as Celebrant. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Meister Road Group Home Resident’s Activities Fund, 4609 Meister Rd., Lorain, OH 44053.