Genevieve Anderson, 91

Genevieve “Gen” Anderson (nee Sonnentag), age 91, of West Bend, passed away peacefully in the arms of family on Saturday, March 23, 2013. She was born on May 20, 1921, in Ashippun to the late Oscar and Genevieve (nee Litscher) Sonnentag. Genevieve was united in marriage to the late Arnold “Arnie” Anderson on June 22, 1940, at Gesu Catholic Church in Milwaukee. She was employed by Light Unlimited on Capital Drive in Milwaukee for many years. In 1961 she moved with her husband to Germantown and in 1984 they retired to Enterprise Lake in Elcho. She moved to Hartford in 2004. Gen lived to be with her family. She enjoyed music, gambling at the casino, dancing, and painting. Gen was a great cook and loved to bake. She had a great heart and will be remembered for her amazing ability to make everyone feel as if they were her own.

Gen is survived by her two daughters, Diane (Mark) Heimsch of Crandon and Darlene (Bob) Ament of Hartford; three grandchildren, Kelly (Erik) Olson, Kristin Heimsch and Tiffany (Jesse) Ament-Mack; two great-grandchildren, Camaronand Meghan; 10 “adopted” children; a brother, Edward (Lucille) Erner of Waukesha; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Delores Beckwith; and a brother, Robert Sonnentag.

A funeral service in honor of Gen will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home in West Bend with the Rev. Francis Baiocchi officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 3 p.m. until the time of service. Entombment will be on Friday, March 29, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in Washington County Memorial Park in West Bend.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Riverway Place for the exceptional love and care extended to Gen over the past year. The family would also like to thank Dr. Karen Heggmann, Dr. Brian Wolter and the staff of Season’s Hospice for the care they provided Gen.