Mary Anne Polzin, 67, of Ramsey, died suddenly at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011.
She was born June 2, 1944, at the Cokato Hospital to Kenneth and Marian (Hultgren) Pearson. She grew up on a farm in Knapp (Cokato Township). She graduated from Cokato High School in 1962. After high school, she attended Mankato State University and then dental assistant school.
On Sunday, Aug. 23, 1964, she and Wallace Polzin were married. He was in the Air Force at the time, and the couple first lived in Tampa, Fla., and later West Berlin, Germany. After serving four years in the military, they settled in Coon Rapids and later moved to Ramsey.
Mrs. Polzin worked as a dental assistant for a short time and later worked as a home health aide in Anoka County before retiring.
She was heavily involved in her church, St. John Lutheran of Elk River. She enjoyed music and singing, she was an active gardener, and raised chickens. She loved playing bunko, was active in the Anoka food shelf, and very much enjoyed her Swedish heritage. She was an avid Twins baseball and Gopher football fan, but watching her grandchildren’s events was by far her favorite pastime.
Her funeral service was held at St. John Lutheran Church of Elk River on Monday, Jan. 2. Interment was at the North Crow River Lutheran Cemetery north of Cokato.
Survivors include her husband, Wallace; children, Jeff (Tiffany) of Otsego, and Doug (Tracy) of Oak Grove; grandchildren Jon and Lauren; sisters, Rochelle (Elmer) Lalim of Richfield and Margaret (David) Allen of Lakeville; and her aunt, Joyce Nelson of Mankato.
She was preceded in death by a son, Gregory, and her parents.