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Genevieve (Gen) Nielsen

Genevieve (Gen) Nielsen

Genevieve (Gen) Nielsen, 89 of Woonsocket died Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell. Genevieve Elizabeth West was born on March 30, 1924 to Arthur and Margaret (Berens) West. Gen married Arne Nielsen on December 23, 1939. They had a son, Arthur, and 2 daughters, Myrna and Dorthea.

Gen was very active in her church, she taught Sunday School for the Graham Cracker class (age 3 to 5), she was the janitor for many years and active in the UMW. She was also active for many years in the Prairie View Auxiliary. She worked doing painting & shingling with Cunninghams, she did housework for different people, working for the Davies for 45 years. Gen loved to send cards to people, when she entered Firesteel Healthcare Center in June of 2011, she told them that her hobby was sending cards.

Gen is survived by her 2 daughters: Myrna (LeRoy) Peterson of Woonsocket and Dorthea (Ray) Berlin of Mitchell and many who considered her their Mom, 4 Grandchildren: James (Shelly)Peterson of Mitchell, Travis Nielsen of Hill City, MN, Callie (Jess Boysen) Berlin of Sioux Falls, Trina (Patrick) Whitehead of Vermillion, 9 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great Grandchild and several that called her Grandma and many cousins and friends.

Gen was preceded by her husband Arne in 1988, her son Arthur in 1992, her parents, 2 brothers and all her aunts and uncles.

SERVICE - 2:00 PM ~ Saturday~ February 15, 2014 Basham Funeral Chapel

CLERGY - Rev. Rhonda Wellsandt-Zell

PALLBEARERS - Duane Peterson ~ John Berens ~ Dale Berens ~ Gerry Orth ~ Gary Orth ~ Ron Berens

INTERMENT - Eventide Cemetery Woonsocket, SD

The family invites all family and friends back to the Community Center after the graveside service for a time of refreshments Love and Laughter.