Polsfuss, Geneva L. October 3, 1923 January 9, 2020 was called to heaven in the early morning hours on Thursday January 9 at the Little Hospice in Edina, Minnesota. She was 96 years old. Geneva was born to Harry and Ethel Langert in Glendale, California and then the family moved to Minnesota where she grew up with her brother Eddie Langert. While attending Roosevelt high school Geneva met Lyle Polsfuss, and fell in love. During WWII Geneva worked in Washington D.C. as a Cryptographer breaking the Japanese code. After the war ended Lyle and Geneva were married on June 22, 1946 in Minneapolis, MN. They then moved to Le Sueur, Minnesota where Lyle was employed by the Jolly Green Giant company serving in their Marketing and Advertising department. While living in Le Sueur, Lyle and Geneva had four children: Craig Polsfuss, Mark Polsfuss, Barbara Lee Polsfuss and Stephen Polsfuss. In 1962 the family relocated to Edina, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. During the years in Edina Geneva was an avid bowler; bridge player and she sang in the church choir. Also a big sports fan, she followed both the newly formed Minnesota teams, the Twins and the Vikings. In November of 1967 while attending a luncheon of the Stonecroft Ministries Christian Women's Clubs, Geneva was struck by the power of God and became a born-again Christian. This proved to be a completely life-changing experience. Geneva spent the next several years traveling around the country, small towns and large cities, as a keynote speaker at the Christian Women's Clubs. She would share her life story and her personal testimony of how she "came to the Lord", touching lives and facilitating bringing them to Christ. A true Ambassador for the Lord!! In 1974 Geneva lost Lyle to leukemia. At this time, she moved to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida to avoid the Minnesota winters. In the mid 90's Geneva moved back to Minnesota and settled in West Bloomington. Geneva had many, many friends through the years. And besides her four children, has five grandchildren: Zachary, Samuel, Benjamin, Tyler, Nickolas and Alana as well as four great-grandchildren: Bailey, Tripp, Rees and Gabriel. A memorial service will be held on February 7, 2020 at Westwood Community Church. Visitation at 10 am, Memorial Service at 11 am and Interment at Lakewood Cemetery at approximately 2:30 pm. Memorials to Westwood Community Church at 3121 Westwood Dr. in Excelsior, MN. (952) 224-7300 firstname.lastname@example.org
Geneva L. Polsfuss
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