1924 Genevieve 2017

Genevieve K. Mueske

May 24, 1924 — May 4, 2017

Genevieve (Gen, Gibby) Mueske, age 92 of Menasha, passed into the arms of Jesus on Thursday evening, May 4, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. She was surrounded by, and holding the hands of those she loved when she breathed her last. Genevieve was born in Harrisonburg, Virginia on May 24, 1924, daughter of the late Delmar and Esta (Bowman) Gilmer. Gen was a 1942 graduate of Harrisonburg High School, and on June 26, 1943, she married Elmer Mueske in Oakland, California; Elmer preceded her in death in 1987. In her younger years, she worked for her family's Zephyr station in Menasha, and later was employed at Best Bakery. Her greatest loves in life came from being a wife and mother, and raising her beautiful family. Genevieve was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Menasha for many years, was a member of the ladies aid, and was a greeter for many years. She was a woman of faith who served with grace. Gen was always very active, and was a volunteer aquatic instructor at the YMCA until the age of 85! Gen was a beautiful and generous woman who loved beautiful things. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, something she treasured most in her final days.

Genevieve is survived by her loving children: Elmer “Butch” (Susan) Mueske, Jr. of Oshkosh; Allen (Barbara) Mueske of Brillion; Debra Galloway of Weyauwega; Judi E. (Tom) Drum of Menasha; and Kathleen V. (Bruce Buksyk) Mueske of Menasha. She also treasured her fourteen grandchildren: Kim (Chris) Jossart, Kelly Mueske, Kevin Mueske, Kristine Amacher, Todd (Irma) Mueske, Sonya (Randy) Williams, Lance Mueske, Jason Mueske, Jennifer Viveros, Dan (Jenny) Drum, Bill (Stephanie) Drum, Amy (Sam) Schroeder, Michael Drum, and Tera (Jonathan) Larson. Her great-grandchildren are: Justin Kuehl, Tyler Burns, Kia Mies, Aliana Viveros, Alicia Viveros, Morgan Mueske, Mandy Mueske, Zach (Jessica) Ake, Drew Williams, Mitchell Williams, Shane Williams, Wyatt Drum, Oswald Drum, Eve Rausch, Donovan Rausch, Genevieve Larson, and Brock Larson. There are also two great-great-grandchildren: Jackson Ake and Meaya Ake. Genevieve also recognized that she was blessed with many other loving friends and family members.

Genevieve was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Elmer in 1987, a son Larry in 2016, a granddaughter Heather in 2011, a great-grandson Alayas. She was also preceded in death by her siblings: Delphia Kraft, Evelyn DeFlorio, Ethel Matthews, Robert Gilmer, and Audrey Robblee. Genevieve also had a special friend for 10 years, Eugene Vogt, who preceded her in death June 1, 2003.

A memorial service for Gen will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Wichmann Funeral Home – Laemmrich Chapel, 312 Milwaukee Street in Menasha, with Rev. Steven S. Billings of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Elmer and alongside her son Larry at Little Wolf Cemetery in Manawa at a later date. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the funeral home on Saturday morning, May 13, from 9:00 AM until the time of the memorial service. In lieu of flowers a memorial is being established for Genevieve's favorite charities. Lunch will be served following the service. Genevieve requested that there be a party held after her death to celebrate the life she lived.

Gen would have loved it if those who attend could wear one of her favorite colors – either pink or red.

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Friday, May 13, 2022

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