Genevieve Elaine Wachholz
May 24, 1925 — Dec. 26, 2017
Genevieve Elaine Wachholz, age 92, of Mount Horeb, died Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at Ingleside Manor. She was born May 24, 1925, in Friendship, the daughter of Arthur and Grace (Graham) Feldmann.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William J. Wachholz Jr.; and brothers, Arthur, Kenneth and Clifford Feldmann.
She is survived by her brother Robert Feldmann; son, Bruce (Lisa) Wachholz; daughter, Barbara (Daniel) Dibble; her grandchildren, Emily Gauger, Stephanie Simmons, Nadine O’Connor, Christopher Logan and Nichole Elizondo; and great-grandchildren, Ella, Zoe, Sophie, Samuel, Milo, Marquis, Madelyn, Evan, Ella, Matthew, Christian, Alondra and Olivia.
Genevieve, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, lived a full life of both work and family. She was employed for many years at the Oconomowoc Enterprise newspaper in various roles and loved flower gardening and interior decorating. Gen was a creative person and was always interested in learning something new or improving her skills. She attended classes at the local technical college over the years to learn rosemaling, rug braiding and furniture refinishing. She was happiest when working on a project of some sort — knitting, quilting or refinishing a piece of antique furniture. Gen’s love of nature and growing things brought her much joy and lives on in the family she leaves behind. She will be greatly missed.
A Celebration of Life service will be held later this spring.
Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 608-845-6625, is serving the family. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit