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home : obituaries : obituaries August 16, 2017

7/26/2017 7:16:00 AM
Elaine Polzin

Elaine Polzin, 80, of Storden, died July 19, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society-Westbrook.
A graveside service was Tuesday at Memory Gardens Cemetery in rural Windom with Marcille Jensen officiating.
Special music was provided by Morgen Pederson and Elizabeth Johnson, vocalists.
Honorary bearers were Judy Schauer; Marlys Sorenson; Paula Parker; Jorge, Rosa and Rya Torres Lopez, Melvin Forseth and Bruce and Deb Berg.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom handled the funeral arrangements.
Elaine Schilling was born Jan. 17, 1937, to Fred and Myrtle (Herder) Schilling in Walnut Grove. She was baptized in Walnut Grove and later confirmed at the English Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove.
After graduating from Walnut Grove High School, Elaine continued her education at cosmetology school in Minneapolis.
In 2003, Elaine married her "sweetheart" Randy Polzin in Las Vegas, Nev.
For several years, Elaine worked as a cook and at the Westbrook Egg Plant for 10 years. She also was employed for 15 years with HSI at the Home for Creative Living in Windom in addition to providing foster care with her husband, Randy.
Elaine was a homemaker for Cottonwood County Family Services for the elderly for 15 yars and Client Community Services, Inc., for several years.
Recently, Elaine became a resident of Westbrook Good Samaritan Society.
Elaine was a longtime member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Storden and a former member of Herbert Reese American Legion Auxiliary.
She enjoyed cooking, baking, collecting recipes, spending time and traveling with Randy, working puzzles, going to Jackpot Junction and watching the Minnesota Twins. She also enjoyed her friendships with Judy Schauer and Marlys Sorenson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Randy, in 2008; and a brother, Kenny Ellifson.
Survivors include her three children: Scott Thompson (special friend, Marchele) of Storden, Jeff (Kari) Stevens of Alabama and Kathy Carey of Inola, Okla.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Bill (Diane) Schilling of Washington.

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