THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Donald R. Polzin
Issue Date: July 5, 2017
Donald Ray Polzin, 85, of Peshtigo, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017 with his children, sister and brother-in-law at his side.
Born July 6, 1931, in Grover, the oldest child of the late Art and Leona (Seefeldt) Polzin, he married, Marilyn Hartwig on July 7, 1951 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Grover by the late Rev. Norman Schlavensky. He served in the United States Army from 1952-1954.
A member of St. John's Men's Club and building committee, he helped with front addition of the church, was a successful businessman and owner-operator of Polzin Forest Products and later established Polzin Contracting.
After retirement he enjoyed logging and found peace and nature in the woods, but mostly loved time with family and playing with his grandchildren.
Through their marriage he remained a faithful husband and caregiver to his wife, who preceded him in death Oct. 20, 2006.
He is survived by two daughters, Sherry Bruemmer of Menasha and Sandee (Jose) Berg of Appleton; a son, Randy (Brenda) Polzin; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty (Jim) Smith, Menominee, Mi.; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Shirlee (Ron) Grom, Peshtigo; sister-in-law, Janet Polzin of Ocala, Fla. and many nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents and wife, Marilyn, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Loren Polzin and infant brother, Lennie and his in-laws, John and Martha Hartwig.
Visitation was held on Monday, July 3, at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Grover from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. with Pastor Charles Learman officiating. Burial with military rites took place at 3:15 p.m. at the Church cemetery. Berth and Rosenthal Funeral Home of Peshtigo assisted the family with arrangements.