Genevieve J. “Gennie” Lieser, age 90 of Spring Hill, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at the Belgrade Nursing Home in Belgrade, Minnesota.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 15 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Spring Hill with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment will be held in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Genevieve Julian Stalberger was born February 5, 1929 in Lake George Township, Minnesota to Math and Elizabeth (Haider) Stalberger. Gennie went to country school District 62 and graduated from Tech High School in St. Cloud in 1947. She was united in marriage to Florian “Bud” Lieser on May 11, 1948 at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church in Spring Hill. The couple farmed in the Spring Hill area, retiring in 1988. During retirement, Gennie worked at H.E.I. in Sauk Centre and then at BugBee’s Resort at Lake Koronis in Paynesville as the housekeeping supervisor until 2009.
She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Spring Hill, Christian Mothers, St. Mary’s Mission Society, and Lake Henry American Legion Auxiliary. Gennie loved to play cards, BINGO parties, bowling, and enjoyed trying her luck at the casinos. She did much painting and varnishing as she helped to finish new homes. She loved to cook and bake bread, bars, and cookies. Gennie always had a big garden, many flowers, and a big lawn. In her spare time, she did much embroidery work by doing dish towel sets and pillowcases.
Survivors include her children, Kenneth (Shirley) Lieser of Paynseville, Judith (Tom) Stone of Minneapolis, Barbara Golz of Maplewood, and Jeffrey (Pam) Lieser of Belgrade; 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; sisters, Joan Winter of Glenwood City, Wisconsin and Bernice Welle of Spring Hill; and brother, Math Stalberger of Sartell.
Gennie was preceded in death by her husband, Florian “Bud” Lieser on June 14, 1999; parents; son, Samuel Lieser on April 14, 1969; grandson, Jon Kelley; great-grandson, Adam Lieser; sisters, Lucille Utsch, Millie Spanier, and Betty Barten; and brothers, Cyril, Bob, and Ray Stalberger.
Serving as casket bearers will be Chris Lieser, Rick Lieser, Jesse Kelley, Jeremiah Kelley, Dustin Golz, Ryan Lieser, Corey Lieser, and Jay Lieser. Cross bearer will be Stephanie Mayers and scripture bearer will be Jana Spanier. Gift bearers will be Kari Deters, Lindsay Golz, and Anna Golz and readers will be Shawn Mayers and Tim Deters. Honorary bearers will be Lake Henry American Legion Auxiliary and the Christian Mothers.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.