BC: Good-night! good-night! as we so oft have said Beneath this roof at midnight, in the days That are no more, and shall no more return. Thou hast but taken up thy lamp and gone to bed; I stay a little longer, as one stays To cover up the embers that still burn. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
FC: You will live forever in my heart. -John 11: 25-26
1: In Loving Memory of Daniel Mark Poly July 25, 1989 - February 9. 2011
2: Katie Rempe RIP Dan! You were an amazing guy!! I will always remember you!! Keep smiling up there! :) Ryan Putnam love ya dan, i already miss you like crazy Tyler Johnson Once a Delt, always a Delt. RIP Dan, love ya brother. Catie Wilson Love you Dan! You wil be greatly missed. Dylan Thunn My friend, my brother, my dad, I've called you so many things because you were all those things to me. Met you my first day in Kearney, and we we're best friends shortly after that. We were 2 Omaha kids in a fraternity of country boys that I signed up for because I met you. My freshman year we did everything together, I don't think you slept anywhere but my room for months. You never judged me a second even when others did. Everything that happened to one of us was the other ones problem and I wouldn't have had it any other way. You carried me through everything, I'm forever grateful. I'm sorry I did not get to see you that much the last few months I missed our talks everyday. I heard that you worried about me which is why I'm glad I got to spend new years with you. I'm glad you got to see me happy again. But don't worry about me up there, I’ll be great for you, I promise Dan. Like I told you every time I saw you, I love you, and I know I'll see you again.
3: Jake Watson I miss you already kid ... look out for us now that your in a better place, only the good die young Kayla B. Krysl I love you so much Dan You will be missed so much!! Sarahbeth Averill The Gross Catholic family will miss you very much dan...rip Cecilia Daly Dan, I have only known you for a few short years, but I am glad I at least had that time with you. You are such a great friend and you always made everyone happy. I know we didn't see eye to eye at the beginning ( you know what i am talking about ;)) but I am glad I got to know you and can call you my friend. I will keep you in my prayers forever and please watch over us up there. Love you!!! | Erica Tajchman Dan, I love you so much. I am truly blessed to have had such a great friend. I will miss you so much but I know you'll be in heaven smiling down RIP dear friend. Zach Crowe love ya man...one of the best guys i ever met...once a brother always a brother...delts forever Chris Frans Whenever I think of you all I can picture is you chasing all the girls around at summer camp when we were little. Now you're just doing it in a better place. Love you man.
4: Brandon Dlugosz dan i love you. miss you already Reece Myers i love you man. i'm gonna play some soccer tonight. i'll try and score for ya Steele Davidson One of the best guys I've ever met, you were a true friend Dan. I don't think I would have made it to senior year without you. I'll miss ya buddy. | Shaun Fisher Dan you were one of my best friends I've ever had.. You will be greatly missed, you'll always be my brother! Love ya bud!! Nicole Smith Dan, you were always there for me whenever I needed someone to talk to. I will always cherish our late night talks about everything as well as our lunches in URS. you are an amazing person who always made me smile. I love you Dan! | Elizabeth Nuncio Keep playing that guitar up there Dylan Lockhorn Love you dan. Words don't describe what a great person and friend you were. My brother forever Tess Houser Thank you for all of the joy and love and memories you brought into my life. I'll love you and miss you forever Dan. Watch over us. | Erica Tajchman And He will raise you up on eagle's wings, bear you on the breath of dawn, make you to shine like the sun (which you already did), and hold you in the palm of His Hand. Daniel Poly you are with God now but we will miss you here. You hold a special place in my heart that no one will ever be able to fill.
5: Nick Peterson I lost one of my best friends in the entire world today. Daniel Poly who am I going to get in trouble with now! I love you like nobody could ever know, and I already miss you like crazy, hope you are livin' the dream up there man! Carrie Galloway Dan, I will miss you so much, your bright cheery face always smiling and rolling your eyes at me! I hope your heart has found peace in heaven. I wish you could understand and see how many peoples lives that you have changed and made an impact on! You were a great person Dan Poly. Let your soul rest in peace, and be our guardian angel!
6: Liz Hudec Rest well Dan. Its sad there won't be that face on campus who says hey to everyone and makes sure they're having a good day! You are missed more than you couldve ever imagined. | Olivia Christensen Daniel Mark, I love you!... Rest in peace my dear friend. Nick Kiscoan rest in peace dan! i love you man! | Krysta Peers I'd give anything right now to get one more gigantic Dan Poly hug. You always had a way of making me smile, and I'll always miss how good you smelled :) If I would've known that when I saw you at Bag N' Save over break that that would be the last hug I'd ever get from you, I would've never let go :( I will love and miss you so much! | Dan Laguzza You will be missed brother...cant wait for the day when I get to see you again. Peace and love. | Dani Donovan Dan, I wish you could see the lounge full of Alpha Phis who have been talking for hours about the things they love about you. You will always be remembered in our hearts. Rest in peace, sweetheart.
7: Andee Bubak Daniel Mark Poly, I love you very much and hope that you are in a place that makes you as happy as you made others. There never was a day when you weren't smiling or making somebody smile. I'm going to miss our 3am cookouts making burgers and I'm going to miss walking by your room and smelling your yucky incense, and singing dirty Aphi songs to you Delts in oder to get our pillar back! I love you, your friends and family love you. God Bless you and always remember that I am thinking of you. | Vince Reyes Ryan and I will take care of Marie and Ellen for you. Double-promise. I love you Dan. Andy Totusek Rip Dan. U r a great Guy and will be missed! Michael Berrick Dan, you are one of the greatest bros a guy could ever wish for. I will forever hold close all of the bits of wisdom you gave me, you will be sorely missed. I love you man
8: Michael Blunck I know god has a plan for all of us, but sometimes I wonder why his plans lead to things like this. To take a gentleman from this world when he meant so much, to so many, dumbfounds me. But then I start to think about when my day comes, will it be you standing there with a hi-five greeting me into the gates of heaven? I’m gonna miss you Poly, you were like a “brother” to me in more ways than you’ll ever know! I can’t thank you enough for making my life more enjoyable! RIP and I’ll be seeing you again someday, by the love of God’s Grace! D.P. | Madison Noel Zimmerman "If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane. I would walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again" Love you forever Daniel Poly..see you in heaven Eric Rediger we all love and miss you dan. if theres any proof of how great of a guy you were its all these people showin their love for you. you truly without a doubt touched the hearts of many many people, and you left lasting memories with each one of us. im never gonna forget our summer trips to kearney, just you and me BS'in about life. LOVE YA KID........RIP
9: Amanda Mancuso Dan,I believe the last time I saw you, over Ellen's house for a party, my exact words were, "Dan! You're such a man now. Not a boy anymore." And what a truly kind, talented, and funny man you were. Whether it was working with you on Stud Co or being lucky enough to catch you playing guitar and singing at your parents house, seeing you always put a smile on my face. I pray that God's love and peace surround you and your family at this time, embracing you in an understanding that only He can provide. Thanks for sharing your siste Justine Sacco It was damn near impossible to be around you and not laugh. You will be missed, Dan. Praying for you. | Adam Kresl You'll b missed. We had some good times. Save a spot up there for me.
10: Nate Novotny Dan,What can I say about you that hasn't already been said? I remember meeting you my freshman year of high school and immediately liking you because you were a wrestler. I had the honor of coaching you and the even greater honor of wrestling with you. I always knew you would do great things with your life and even though it was cut short, you were nothing less than an amazing guy. And even though I have too many family members, I always thought of you like a little brother. You are an amazing man, Dan Poly, and you will be missed. I love ya, little brother! | Mabior Achouth you were an amazing guy bro. always put smile on peoples faces when you walked into a room. prayers go out to you and your family. Katie Peterson I miss you already. Our family will never be the same. Your spirit is irreplaceable and you always hold a place in my heart. Daniel Poly Kyle Kovac I love you dan I am truly blessed to have had u as my grreat friend Nicole Prusha Second grade to senior year, you could always make me smile. You were a great person and I am truly blessed to have such good memories with you. You will be missed and you are loved. You and your family are in my prayers. Henry Goracke my heart realizes you're gone and mourns, but my mind still cant believe or comprehend it. lifes not gonna be the same without dan. try not to fuck too much shit up with papa tony up there, and try not to make mama too angry. i love and miss you guys. we all will forever Nikkie Carl <3 you ; miss you. You've left a great impression upon the world, look out for all of us, "gone but never forgotten".
11: Nina Bertino Heaven is now a better place with you there. You were an amazing person and I will always remember you and the time we spent together. Rest in peace Dan, love you always. Mark L. Weissert Poly our Blue Devils got the big win tonight over the Tar Heels. Ricky Totusek Dan, you always had the biggest smile on your face and your laughter never failed to energize the people around you. I feel like I literally knew you your entire life and although you were a closer friend of Mark's than mine, I truly feel like a part of me passed away with you. It was such a pleasure to hang out and catch up with you when you were home on break. There is truly not another person like you in this world and heaven made a great addition today. RIP Dan - we all love you Mary K Fonfara-Dubas Who could forget that sweet smile? May you rest in peace. will be keeping you and your family in my deepest thoughts and prayers. Watch over those you love and the many who love you. Jess Jennings forever young, forever free Rip Daniel Poly
12: Ed Goldsmith Danny you have always been a part of our family, and you still are even if your not here with us. You alway made me smile. We never would have made Lillian Street our home if it wasn't for you. Those ungly orange gym show you wore in 8th grade ! I hope your Mom and Dad can some day read all these awesome tributes from your friends. You leave ahuge whole in all of our hearts. I will say a prayer for you everytime I go past Injun Joe's rock at Delhi. I hope you know how much you were loved by your family and friends. Heaven is a much happier plae tonight because I know you are there. See you on the flip side bud. Rest in Peace Danny. From Da Deacon Caleb Barth The light shine on you and the Creator shelter you. The last embrace of the father welcome you home | Brian Wilwerding Dan ive know you pretty much my whole life starting in grade school to high school and we still kept in touch over the college years..you were a great guy and im so glad we got to hangout and catch up over christmas break... i know your up in heaven so tell God i said whats up... you will truly be missed by many... watch over your family and friends and keep them safe.
13: Beth Ryan "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." My best memories of you were senior year, 1st period free. It was 7:40 in the morning (an un godly hour) and we were all exhausted but more often than not, we were sitting at that circular table laughing and entertaining each other. You alllwaaayss managed to put a smile on my face. It's really obvious by the amounts of posts on your wall how much you were loved. RIP Dan Kelly Kotlik I will forever miss you Daniel Poly. If I ever become even half the man that you were, I will consider myself a success. Our entourage is now without its Vince. You will never be replaced. You will never be forgotten. You will live on in the hearts, minds, and actions of all those you have touched. I love you. Ashley Lenagh i have no words right now other than you will be forever missed Dan, but NEVER forgotten. love you so much kid! keep watch over all of us! miss you so much already. Dusty Newton Rest in Peace, Brother Dan! | Bea Esparza I love you so incredibly much. you were my best friend, brother, confidant, and so many other things. You were by far one of the most incredible people I have ever met and I cannot imagine you not having been in my life. You made high school bearable and fun and all of the memories that we had together will always be in my heart. I will remember you as the person who always looked out for me (except for when you got me stung by a bee lol), always made me laugh (watching dawn of the dead twice in a row together), and was always there for me no matter what. None of this can even begin to explain what you meant to me, but I do know that you were an angel that we were all blessed with. You will always hold a piece of my heart and I will always always miss you. I you. Kevin Peterson only time ill let ya have that win tonight Daniel Poly your blue devils got my tar heels and i could care less. i love you with all my heart and i dreamt about you last night. i was there at your birth and i was there till the end. you will forever be missed. love. Gavin Mitchell I love ya Dan, Im gonna miss our three hour talks when I'm having a shitty day. I miss you Bro, always will.
14: Abby Lehmer Over a day later and I still don't believe it. I just don't. A few weeks ago we were in nick's car talking about all the ambitions we had - where our lives were going and you had so many goals and plans. I refuse to believe you're not here to do what you said... helping people, because any other job not involving you talking to someone would suck. Hell, maybe a long trip to Europe? You give me reason to believe in all of us and our dreams. I'm going to try a little harder to make sure we all make them come true, with your help I'm sure. Watch over us kid. We miss you so much. | Kristi Marie Hemmer so although ti's taken me a little while to be able to go on facebook im finally here to say thankyou... thanks for letting me have a great night with you before you left... i feel overwhelmingly blessed that on your last night with the people who loved you, i was there to see you smile and hug you goodbye... old school night will never be as fun without you xoxo r.i.p. man and keep on smiling-its wat you do best...
15: John Schreier Seems like just yesterday I was carrying you out on my shoulders after we finished eighth grade, as ecstatic as a bunch of 13-year-olds can be. At least the last time I saw you last fall, we caught up on old times. I mean, we went back to preschool, didn't we? I miss you, Dan. AJ Goldsmith sitting in your basement buddy, being here brings back a lot of memories. It seems impossible to go on w/o you, but I'm gonna do my best cuz I know that's how you would want it. I love you man, always will Katie Paxton Love and miss you Dan - I can't wait for all of us to celebrate your life and everything you were, every single day. Erin Colasacco Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. -Emily Dickinson Dan, you were such a bright spot in my life. Every encounter I've had with you was always joyful and you never failed to cheer those around you. Your physical presence may be gone, but you will never be far, because you will always remain in the hearts of the people who loved you. Erica Rhodes Dan, it's so weird not having you around. No matter what was going on you could always make people laugh and smile. You were one of the nicest guys I have ever met. I love you Dan and I miss you a lot
16: Briana Duncan so daniel mark michael poly...it wouldn't be a conversation between you and I if I didn't call you by your full name :)...i've attempted to write on your wall a million times, and then i delete it because it's just not perfect enough. I want to say exactly how i feel but there isn't any other way to put this...you were an amazing individual who was loved by sooooo many people. You were a great friend to not only me but to everyone that you ever met. Your gorgeous smile could light up a room. The MANY memories i have with you will forever be a part of my life and i thank you for every single one. love and miss you always, bri | Andee Bubak So Dan, I read this book called "Heaven is For Real" today. It's about this little 3 year old boy's visit he had to Heaven. I don't know if I can even begin to tell you the unbelievably vivid details he gives that are as accurate as the Scriptures in the Bible...but let me tell you, I definitely believe in Heaven differently. I can't believe how much I miss you already. Your smile and funky little laugh always made my day! It seems like just yesterday I was roaming the halls of the Delt house at 2am when you walked out in your boxers saying "Hey! What are YOU doing here? This is MY time to walk around in MY underwear in MY house!" Then ask me if I liked what I saw! haha..but then I read this book and am amazed at how God can allow this little boy to see his Heavenly home and still give this little boy a chance to live, yet take you away from us. But I know I can't question God because no matter how confused I get, I know that you are in an incredible place with God and Jesus where there is more happiness and love than the world could give you.. and that you are most definitely looking down on us...smiling and being the Dan Poly that we all know and love, and waiting for that day when we can all see each other again :) Love you and miss you, and know that I will be expecting a HUGE hug when I see you. andee
17: Dave Davidson-Icenogle I thought I saw you yesterday But I didn't stop cause you was walking the opposite way I guess I could have shouted out your name But even if it was you I don't what I would say We can sit and reminisce about the old school Maybe share a cigarette because we both fools Brendan Mally Dude, I owe you so much, you have no idea. I just hope that between now and the end of eternity is enough time to even begin to pay you back. Watch over us. Sean Parker i love u buddy and hope one day that i can bring as many smiles to this world that u did. i will never forget u and all the things you have done for me, i am honored to call you my friend. please watch over all of us and we will honor the life you live! Jessica Ferguson It's still so hard to sleep, but when I finally do...please visit me in my dreams. I would give anything to have those 30 seconds outside the Shamrock back again. :) Your courage was incredible, your smile, brighter than the sun and your jokes, simply hysterical. Know that every time I sing...I will always think of you. Goodnight | Bea Esparza Remember at LIFE camp everytime we met someone new we told them we were step-brother and sister? What we were doing lying in a religious establishment, I'll never know. But that's just the kind of things we did together and I'll miss it. Mikaela VanMoorleghem Oh Dan. You had that magical smile & brilliant personality that most people work hard at their entire lives to achieve- but not you. You could make the hardest of hearts turn soft with the flash of that smile. I had the blessing of knowing the many parts of who you were Dan & I believe they were all good b/c you were good- not malicious, not unkind, not vengeful- just good. I know how much you love your Mom & your Dad & admire your sisters. I also know how much you truly enjoyed life. I have always believed in you & that will never change. I have always felt that you were destined to do great things & I truly believe that you still will. Take care of your family Dan- I know that you will & that you will continue to love with all of your heart as you stand next to our Lord & Savior. I don't doubt you are anywhere else than right beside Him. As I have told you many of times Danl, be good. I love you & I know that I am blessed that I was able to be a part of your life.
18: Molly Targy Dan, you were the little brother I never had. You always had the biggest smile and best hug! I'm so glad you messaged me a couple weeks ago just to say hi, I just wish I would have told ya I loved ya. Although you weren't here for long, the world was a better place because of you! Heaven's lucky to get this angel! Miss you and love you! | Margaret and Paul Targy Daniel Poly, Paul and I will miss you so very much. We always thought of you,Nick and Kevin as brothers to our girls. Absolutely loved your smile. God Bless you. You are truly an angel. | Elly Targy Dan, not only did i think ofyou, Nick and Kevin as brothers i never had, i also always had a crush on you! You will definitely be missed by the Targy family.
19: Sarah Targy Dan the man! I feel as though I have lost a brother. It comforts me to know that you are up there looking over all of us! I can't wait for the day that I will be able to see and laugh with you again! How can you forget a smile like that? Thinking of you and your smile instantly brightens my day! Love you forever and always! | Dennis, Lynn, Marie, and Ellen - Although life will never be the same again, let us strive to live everyday as Daniel would have. May our hunger for life be as insatiable, may our eyes never fail to see the beauty in all things, and may our love leave its mark on as many hearts as Daniel's has.