Genevie Lau, 1931-2019
Funeral services for Genevie I Lau, 88, of Albert Lea will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Glenville. Friends may greet the family from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at: wwwbayviewfuneral.com.
Genevie died Sunday, May 26, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea with her family by her side.
Genevie was born Feb. 22, 1931, in Shellrock Township, the daughter of Emil and Ina (Westrum) Knaack. She grew up and attended school in rural Glenville.
Genevie was united in marriage to Virgil Lau on Aug. 22, 1948, at First Lutheran Church in Glenville. She was a homemaker all of her life, enjoying baking, working with flowers and embroidering towels. Her greatest enjoyment was spent with all of her family. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Glenville.
Genevie is survived by her children Susan (Steve) Heideman and Danny Lau; grandchildren Aaron (Emmy) Williamson and their children Mason, Ava, Tucker and Jadelyn, Lindy (Adam) Fredrickson and their children Max and Abby, Blake (Malory Mattson) Heideman, Marty Lau, Jenny (Paul) Berg and their children Ariel and Angelique, and Kris (Jenny) Lau and their children Demi, Vance and Gage; sisters Janice (Jim) Lembke and Bonnie (Ronnie) Rasmusson; sisters-in-law Phyllis Lau and Lois Lau; and brother-in-law, Carol Hanson.
Genevie was preceded in death by her parents; in-laws; husband, Virgil; son, David; brother, Richard Knaack; sister, Kathryn Hanson; brothers-in-law Aldon Holstad, Archie Lau, Willis Lau and Jim Hulshizer; sisters-in-law Arlene Knaack and Madeline Hulshizer; and several aunts, uncles and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff of Good Samaritan Society for taking such good care of Gen over the last few years.