Sept. 27, 1927-Aug. 23, 2012
MARSHALL - Mass of Christian Burial for Francis Polfliet, 84, of Marshall will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Visitation will be from 48 p.m. Sunday with a 4 p.m. CCW rosary and a 7 p.m. parish prayer service and will continue on Monday from 8:3010 a.m. at Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial is at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Marshall.
Francis died unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at his home.
Francis Joseph Polfliet was born Sept. 27, 1927, in Johnsonville Township, Redwood County, to John and Leonie (DeSleer) Polfliet. He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith. He grew up on a farm in the Walnut Grove area. Francis was married to Joan (Qunell) on Aug. 24, 1949, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. They made their home and raised seven children on a farm near Cottonwood until they moved to their present home in Marshall in 1973. After leaving the farm, Francis worked at the Schwan Food Co. for 16 years. Francis enjoyed gardening, traveling, biking, camping and fitting a nap in whenever possible. For many, many years, Francis made rosaries that were donated to missions, churches, and whoever needed or requested one. (How many 100's did he make?)
Francis is survived by his wife, Joan of 63 years; children Beverly (and Norm) Miskowiec of New Brighton, Debbie (and Allan) Poncin of Circle Pines, Terry (and Pam) Polfliet of Mondovi, Wis., Larry (and Cindy) Polfliet of Marshall, Sherri (and Dan) Halverson of Eau Claire, Wis., Daniel (and Becky) Polfliet of Marshall and Pat (and Dawn) Polfliet of Lakeville; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother Alex; sister Mary; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and a sister.
Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors