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Elmer H. Polzin
Elmer H. Polzin, 97, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 at Rennes Health Center-West in Peshtigo where he was a resident since early April 2017.
Born July 16, 1920, to the late Charles and Minnie Polzin, he married the former Edverdina Ahrens on Nov. 3, 1945 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Grover and she preceded him in death on April 29, 2017.
A lifetime member of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, he was confirmed on May 13, 1934 with Pastor Carl Henning officiating. He attended German School at the Church and Rural Country Schools later.
A farm boy, he farmed until 1967 when he retired and worked at Chadwick's in Coleman. He later retired from there and worked at Fish Net and Twine and Richardson Furniture, both in Menominee.
He played dart ball for the Lutheran Church League and the original Thursday Night Wild Cat League. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and trapping, but mostly time with family, friends and birthday parties with his grand-girls.
He is survived by three children, Karen (Douglas) Schroeder of Crivitz, Carol Nedland of Mondovi and Barry (Sue) Polzin of Peshtigo; grandchildren; great-grandchildren and a sister, June Nosgovitz.
Along with his parents and his wife, Edverdina, he was preceded in death by a son, Wayne; a sister, Ruth Schroeder; two brothers, Leland and Carl Jr. and a son-in-law, Jon Nedland.
Visitation was held Monday, Feb. 5, at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Grover from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at 11:30 a.m. Pastor Luke Myslik officiated with burial in Glenwood Memorial Gardens in Marinette. Berth and Rosenthal Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.