|2/13/2020 8:54:00 AM|
Lucille Polzin, 89, of Windom died Feb. 5, 2020, at Pine View Assisted Living in Windom.
A Celebration of Life service was Monday at American Lutheran Church in Windom with Pastor Sarah Larsen Tade officiating.
Special music was provided by Carol Vought, organist.
Casket bearers were Mike MacPherson, Brian Tiegs, Jeff Evers, Kelly Negen, Jim Krueger, Kevin Schwartz and Nathaniel Kuhnau.
Honorary bearers were Lucille's grandchildren, great-grandchildren, ALC Altar Guild and residents and staff of Pine View Assisted Living.
Interment was at Memory Gardens Cemetery in rural Windom.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom handled the funeral arrangements.
Lucille Agnes Krueger was born Aug. 20, 1930, to William August and Lillian Agnes (Stark) Krueger at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. She was baptized and later confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Springfield.
She attended District 65 country school through sixth grade, then attended Springfield High School through 1946.
In 1948, Lucille married Delbert Carl Polzin at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Springfield. They rented and lived on the McCauley farm east of Jeffers and farmed from 1946 to 1975 in Delton Township of Cottonwood County. They also assisted Delbert's brothers in farming several other farms.
Blessed with six children, the Polzins attended Christ Lutheran Church near Comfrey, where Lucille taught Bible School and was involved in Ladies Aid.
In 1975, Lucille and Delbert moved to Windom. They worked for Citizen Publishing Company on Saturdays for 27 years, delivering The Shopper and doing advertisment cutouts. They also cleaned the buildings of Windom Farm Credit, Federal Land Bank, Windom Farm Service, Plum Creek Food Co-op, PCA and American Family. In addition, Lucille worked as a cook for two years at Windom Area High School.
After Delbert's death in 2008, Lucille moved to Pine View Assisted Living in Windom in 2015.
A longtime member of American Lutheran Church in Windom, Lucille served as president of Altar Guild and was a member of WELCA. She assisted the church's women's groups by quilting for charities, providing cakes and Jello for funerals and helping serve lunches.
She enjoyed playing cards and was involved in several card clubs, including the Windom Interlochen Club and Marathon 500. She also enjoyed flower gardening and was a member of a flower garden club.
Lucille canned produce from her garden, especially pickles. She also enjoyed baking bread, buns, coffee cake and cookies, and enjoyed entertaining guests.
She also made many scrapbooks of photos and stories clipped from local newspapers.
In addition to her husband Delbert, Lucille was preceded in death by a son, Russell Polzin; grandchildren, Stacy (Scott) McIntyre and Curtis Evers; a brother, Melvin; brothers-in-law: Remont, Lester, Leonard Orville, Myron and Larry Polzin; and sisters-in-law, Marcella Buhr and Velva Jean (Lester) Polzin.
Survivors include her five children: Arland (Deborah) Polzin of Windom, Marlene (Mike) Simon of rural Windom; Merlin (Cheryl) Polzin of Ledyard, Iowa, Sharon (David) Evers of Jeffers and Richard (Teresa) Polzin of Amboy; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law: Lenore Krueger and Elaine Polzin of Springfield and Lorraine Polzin of Shakopee; and brothers-in-law, Dave Buhr of Blaine and Dale (Clare) Polzin of Lamberton.