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Gertrude Caroline Polzine

June 24, 1923 February 8, 2009
Gertrude Caroline Polzine
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Worthington, Minnesota
     Gertrude “Gert” Caroline Polzine was born on June 24, 1923, in Exeland, WI, the daughter of Syvert and Bertha (Lindely) Bergstad.  On October 30, 1942, she married Wyan “Doc” Polzine.  They resided and farmed on the Pleasant View Farm in Bloom Township.  They shared 66 years of marriage, until the death of Doc on June 15, 2008.  Doc and Gert raised two sons, Robert and Randall.
     In March of 1980, they retired from farming and moved into Worthington, MN.  Gert’s life revolved around helping Doc on the farm and being a homemaker.  She enjoyed cooking for her family and many friends and relatives.
     Gert died, at the age of 85, on Sunday, February 8, 2009, at the Sanford Regional Hospital in Worthington, MN.
     Gert is survived by two sons, Robert (Jeanette) Polzine of Henning, MN and Randall (Carolyn) Polzine of Rushmore, MN; three grandchildren, Leah (Lance) Campbell of Stewartville, MN, Jared Polzine of Pine City, MN and Merrin Polzine of Sartell, MN; one great grandchild, Norah Campbell; one sister, Bernice Peterson of Carthage, MO and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, four brothers and an infant daughter.
     Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2009, at 10:30 a.m., at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Worthington, MN, with the Rev. Jim Krapf officiating.  Casket bearers will be Arden Polzine, Freddie Polzine, Jim Polzine, Jim Werkman, Dan Schaefer and Troy Batien.  Gert’s nieces and nephews will serve as honorary bearers.  Burial will be in the Wilmont Cemetery in Wilmont, MN.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.


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