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Wyan "Doc" Polzine

November 2, 1923 June 15, 2008
Wyan "Doc" Polzine
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Obituary for Wyan "Doc" Polzine

Worthington, Minnesota

     Wyan “Doc” Polzine, 84, was born on November 2, 1923 to Julius and Kate (Gerken) Polzine.  The youngest of eleven children, Doc grew up on Pleasantview Farm in Bloom Township.  Doc farmed with his father, several siblings, and other relatives until his retirement in 1980.  Upon retirement, Doc moved to Worthington.  He continued to work with the land at the Prairie View Golf Course for several years.
     Doc was married to Gertrude Bergstad on October 30, 1942 and they shared 66 years of marriage.  Two sons were born to this marriage.
     Doc loved to hunt, fish, and play cards.  He opened his home to many friends and relatives where memories were created around the kitchen table.  Doc died on Sunday, June 15, 2008 at the Crossroads Care Center in Worthington, Minnesota.
     Doc is survived by his wife, Gert, of Worthington, MN; sons, Robert (Jeanette) Polzine of Henning, MN and Randall (Carolyn) Polzine of Rushmore, MN; three grandchildren, Leah (Lance) Campbell, Jared Polzine and Merrin Polzine; great grandchild, Norah Campbell and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, six sisters and an infant daughter.
     Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 10:30 a.m., at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Worthington, Minnesota, with the Rev. Jim Krapf officiating.  Casket bearers will be Arden Polzine, Freddie Polzine, Jim Polzine, John Polzine, Jim Werkman and Brock Bottin.  Burial will be in the Wilmont Cemetery in Wilmont, Minnesota.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington and on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Worthington.


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