Obit: Grassl, Genevieve M. "Genny" (1927 - 2008)

Contact: R. Lipprandt

Surnames: Algren, Austin, Bauer, Grassl, Griswold, Laessig, Knetter, McCauley, Riemer, Rudolph, Schmitz, Weichelt, Young

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) May 21, 2008, Online Edition

Grassl, Genevieve M. (18 Jan. 1927 - 14 May 2008)

Genevieve M. "Genny" Grassl, age 81, Stratford, died on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield.

Mrs. Grassl was born on Jan. 18, 1927, in Marshfield, to Joseph and Isabel (Laessig) Bauer.

She was a graduate of Stratford High School. She and Peter R. Grassl were united in marriage on Oct. 9, 1948, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Stratford. He died on March 7, 2002.

Before her marriage Genny had been employed at the Stratford Telephone Company. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Parish Council of Catholic Women of which she served as past president, the Stratford Branch Library Board where she was instrumental in building the new library, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of Stratford. She had been a former C.C.D. teacher and Girl Scout Leader.

She enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening and her book club and card club. She also enjoyed attending her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by seven children, Susan (Bill) Knetter of Edgar, Alan (Linda) Grassl of Butternut, Patty (Jim) Weichelt of Stratford, Margie (Warren) Austin of the Town of Green Valley, Mark (Linda) Grassl of Waunakee, Joyce (Bob) Young of Lakeville, Minnesota, and Jeannie (Steve) Algren of Burnsville, Minnesota. She is also survived by eighteen grandchildren, Paul and Dan Knetter, Pam (Jim) McCauley, Diane (Mike) Griswold, Donna (Mark) Riemer, Peter Grassl, Lukas Weichelt, Bryan (Stacey) Weichelt, Jeremy (Heather) Austin, Marcus, Amy, and Caroline Grassl, Alyssa, Katie, and Ben Young, and Jeff, Rachel and Jake Algren. She is further survived by seven great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; a son, Peter III in infancy; and a sister, Audrey Schmitz.

A mass of Christian burial was held on Monday, May 19, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Stratford. Rev. Thomas Rudolph presided and music was provided by St. Joseph’s Resurrection choir and St. Andrew’s Folk Choir. Burial took place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Town of Eau Pleine and grandsons served as pallbearers. The visitation was held on Sunday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Sauter - Rembs Funeral Home, Stratford, and on Monday from 10 a.m. until service time at St. Joseph’s Church.

The family will designate a memorial in Genny’s name at a later date.



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