JUNE IRENE POLZIN was born in Rake, Iowa on February 5, 1933, to Alfred and Irene (Abbott) Buckley. June was raised in Forest City, Iowa where she was baptized in 1942 and confirmed in 1948. June graduated from Forest City High School in 1951. She attended Waldorf College. On February 12, 1953, June was united in marriage to LaMoyne (Sam) Polzin at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City. The couple resided in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma for two years and then relocated to Mankato, Minnesota in 1955. In 1957, the couple moved to Luverne, Minnesota. June worked at Minnegasco in Luverne for a time and then took a position as Deputy Auditor with the Rock County Auditor’s office where she remained employed until her retirement. Sam preceded her in death on November 30, 2017. June made her home as a resident at the Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. While at the Mary Jane Brown Home, June enjoyed the caring staff and many of the activities, such as resident council and the newsletter committee. On Sunday, August 7, 2022, June died peacefully while at the Sanford Luverne Medical Center at the age of 89 years, six months and two days.
June was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. She had a life-long passion for music and was the student choir director at her college choir, taught piano lessons for many years, and participated in countless musical church activities during her life. She was also a member of PEO.
June is survived by her three children, Patti (Jerry) Jondahl of Fargo, North Dakota, Tim (Jackie) Polzin of Rapid City, South Dakota, and Jenny Polzin of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; four grandchildren, Dan (Steph), Lyndsay, Samantha (Paul), and TJ; and two great-grandchildren, Henry and Benjamin; honorary great-grandchildren, Craig and Kimber. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam; parents, Al and Irene; two brothers, Bob and Ray Buckley; and two sisters-in-law.
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