Genevieve Walker, 1930-2019
Published 1:00 am Thursday, March 28, 2019
The funeral services for Genevieve L. Walker, 89, of Alden were at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Alden with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Alden Cemetery. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Genevieve died Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Chev’s Place in Rogers. Genevieve Lucille (Marsh) Walker was born Feb. 20, 1930, in Alden Township, the daughter of Kenneth H. and Josephine F. (Kinseth) Marsh. She was baptized in the Lutheran faith in 1942 by the Rev. De Haan at her parents’ home along with her sister, Virginia, and brother, Kenneth.
Genevieve attended Alden schools for 12 years, graduating in 1948. Genevieve was united in marriage to Franklin James Walker on Feb. 26, 1949, at Grace Lutheran Church in Alden. They farmed together in the Alden area until 1984, when they retired and moved to Albert Lea. Genevieve was active for many years at Redeemer Lutheran Church as a Sunday school teacher and organist.
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Genevieve enjoyed “Walker Week” family vacations, farming with Franklin, playing piano, playing cards, sewing, painting, decorating, baking for her family, watching her children and grandchildren in sports and other activities, and visits from her family.
Survivors include children Alan (Elise) Walker of Amery, Wisconsin, Kerry (Ned) Froehlich of Maple Grove, Barbara (Paul) Kujak of River Falls, Wisconsin, and Beth (Marty) Heimer of Kasson; grandchildren Andrea (Steven) McMaster, Jon (Leah Findlater) Froehlich, Margot (Joshua) Harris, Nathan (Katherine) Walker, Michael (Christine) Kujak, Amy (Chris) Berger, David (Maycee) Kujak, and Zachariah, Jacob and Lucas Heimer; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Virginia Lepage; sister-in-law, Joan (Harold) Germann; cousin, Suzanne Abbe; and several nieces and nephews.
Genevieve was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin; parents Kenneth and Josephine, brother, Kenneth (Jody); sister-in-law, Lorraine Provo; and brothers-in-law Donald Provo and Robert Lepage. Genevieve’s courage and strength were an inspiration to all who knew her. She had a deep and personal Biblical faith in the Lord Jesus Christ that she shared with her family. Her love and wisdom will live on in the memories her family will share together.
“I trust in thee O Lord. I say, Thou art my God. My times are in Thy hand.” Psalm 31:14,15a
Memorials are preferred to Redeemer Lutheran Church, Alzheimers.org or the charity of the donor’s choice.