Genevieve Marie ‘Gen’ Thompson (nee
Sept. 17, 1918 - Jan. 1, 2009
Genevieve Marie "Gen" Thompson (nee Heim) joined Jesus on New Year’s Day. She was 90 years young and touched the lives of so many.
Her love, support and friendship will be dearly missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews and friends.
Gen was the beloved mother of Denny (Angie), Ron (Sue), Karen (Bob) Gartzke, Mary (Rick) Rice and Jim (Mary). She took great joy and pride in, and was loved by, her 18 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
Genevieve was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Ralph; her brother, Thomas Heim; and her parents, John and Loretta (nee Dobner) Heim.
After working many years as a private secretary for an interior designer in Milwaukee, Gen joined the school office staff at Ethan Allen School for Boys in Wales. She retired from there as an administrative assistant in 1979. Gen was formerly an active member of Christian Mothers at St. Bruno’s Church in Dousman. The last two decades she has been a faithful member of St. Mary’s Church in Sullivan. Gen continued to live an active life, swimming at the YMCA and belonging to three card clubs.
A special thank you is sent to Sullivan Emergency Medical Services and the staff at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital and ProHealth Hospice Home Care.
A memorial visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today, Jan. 7, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sullivan, which is at the corner of highways 18 and F. The Mass of Christian burial will follow at 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Sullivan EMS or to the family for distribution to Gen’s favorite charity would be appreciated.
Church and Chapel Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659, or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.