Polhamus Ben, age 28, died much too soon, December 10, 2001. Preceded in death by grandfather, Harry Polhamus. Survived by mom, Kathy; dad and stepmom, Jim and Lorri; sisters, Marnie and Jill; brother, James; grandparents, Jean Quale, Cal Quale and Violet Polhamus; cat, Tinker; 3 special roommates; many loving friends and relatives. A very special thanks to Ben's care providers, Jessa and Paul Nelson; and the extraordinary staff at Fox Run Bay for the exceptional care Ben received. A memorial service to honor Ben's life will be held at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, December 18 at WOODBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 7465 Steepleview Rd., Woodbury (651-738-0305). Immediately following the service (5:00-8:00 PM) there will be a gathering for relatives and friends of Ben and his family at his home in Woodbury (10302 Fox Run Bay, 651-436-4612). Memorials preferred, or donations to the National Neurofibromatosis Foundation. Ben, you touched so many lives with that special spark and spunk that is uniquely ``Ben'', and showed us what true courage is all about. In our sadness, we must remember that God takes only the very best. We love you. WULFF-WOODLANE 651-738-9615

Published on December 16, 2001

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