Obit: Genteman, Lura O. (1921 - 2014)


Surnames: Genteman, Mills, Asplin, Langreck, Berlick, Lucas,

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 16 Apr 2014

Genteman, Lura O. (1 MAR 1921 - 13 APR 2014)

Lura O. Genteman, 93, Neillsville, died on Sunday, April 13, 2014, with her family by her side, at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, April 16, at Christ Lutheran Church in Chili. Rev. Daniel Schoessow officiated. Caroline Helm, organist, provided music. Interment was in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Casket bearers were her grandsons.

Lura Orpha Mills was born on March 1, 1921, in the town of Weston, the daughter of Claude and Charlottie (nee Asplin) Mills. She attended the Christie Country School and graduated from Neillsville High School in 1939. She married William R. Genteman on Aug. 10, 1939, in Waukon, Iowa. Together they farmed in the town of York for 32 years. Later they were in partnership with a daughter and son-in-law in the Chili IGA business. Lura then went to work as a nurse’s assistant at the Marshfield Care Center until she retired in 1981. She loved to play bingo and travel. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Chili.

She is survived by six children, Bonnie (Francis) Langreck, Granton, Betty Berlick, Marshfield, Barbara (Bill) Lucas, Willard, William Genteman Jr., Pewaukee, Larry Genteman, Chili, and Vern (Cathy) Genteman, Wisconsin Rapids; 19 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Deloris Genteman, Marshfield.

Lura was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; five brothers; her husband, William, in 2002; two grandchildren, Marilyn and Tom; a son-in-law, David Berlick; and two grandsons-in-law, Mike and Patrick.

Online condolences may be made at

The Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville, assisted the family with arrangements.



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