Margaret M. Polnow, 95, Woodstock, died Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Rosewood Care Center, Elgin, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born May 26, 1920, to James and Ida (Nieman) Kain in Harvard.
On Sept. 27, 1941, she married the love of her life, Harold A. Polnow, in Harvard.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Woodstock, for more than 60 years. She served as a Sunday school teacher for many years and was awarded the Martin Luther Award for service.
She was a member of the Mary Martha Guild as well as the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She worked at the Woodstock Food Pantry for more than 18 years. She was also active with the Woodstock Mother’s Club for many years. She was privileged to travel to 49 states. But most of all, her family meant the world to her, and she cherished the time she spent with them.
Survivors include two sons, Terry (Marie) Polnow and Michael (Marla) Polnow; four grandchildren, Charley Polnow, Erich (Ashley) Polnow, Samuel Polnow and Sarah Polnow.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband on Sept. 15, 1985; two daughters-in-law, Carol Polnow and Linda Polnow; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Polnow.
Visitation and the funeral were May 28 at St. John’s Lutheran ChurchMemorials can be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church of Woodstock, 401 St. John’s Road, Woodstock.
Arrangements were made by Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home.