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Louise Genteman

Louise Genteman Louise Genteman

Louise A. Genteman, 90, Loyal, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, at House of the Dove in Marshfield, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Friday, Aug. 28, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Loyal. Rev. Leo Johnson officiated, and burial followed in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were Craig Genteman, Ryan Wienke, Michael Rindfleisch, Ethan Genteman, Adam Yerke, and Lindsey Genteman.

Louise Ann Mayer was born on Dec. 25, 1929, at home on her parents’ farm in Humbird, the daughter of Anton “Tony” and Georgia A. (nee Gilles) Mayer. She was raised and received her education in Humbird, graduating from Humbird High School in 1947. After graduation, Louise worked in Eau Claire, first at Presto Industries, and then later at Sacred Heart Hospital. She met the love of her life, William H. Genteman, at the roller rink in Hatfield, and they were united in marriage on April 9, 1953, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fairview. They farmed together in the town of Levis, Clark County, until moving to Loyal in 1967, where they farmed north of Loyal until retiring in 1986. They remained on the farm until 1998, and then moved to the town of Weston, northwest of Neillsville. After her husband’s death on March 3, 2004, Louise moved to Cedar Rail Apartments in Marshfield, where she resided until 2016. She resided in Marshfield until her death. She had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her family (who came first above anything else), sewing, crocheting, gardening, flowers, going to car shows with Bill, baking chocolate chip cookies, the Loyal Corn Festival, the Packers, hosting family functions, canning, her African violets, playing rummikub and bingo, and helping in the kitchen when she resided at Cedar Rail.

Louise will be dearly missed by her children: David (Camille) Genteman of Granton, Maryann (Ken) Piller of Marshfield, Dan Genteman of Marshfield, Patty (Steve) Rindfleisch of Spencer, Jim (Grace) Genteman of Loyal, Betty (Mark) Yerke of Arpin, and Wayne (Diane) Genteman of Greenwood; 25 grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren; two sisters: Marie Kaiser of Loyal and Lorraine (Jeff) Rayhorn of Long Prairie, Minn.; one son-in-law: Ken Wienke of Marshfield; one sister-in-law: Donna Mayer of West Salem; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; one daughter: Sue Wienke; one son in-law: Ron Denzine; one sister: Dorothy Laufenberg; and two brothers: Norman and Tony Mayer.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be given to St. Anthony Catholic School.

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Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, assisted the family with arrangements.