Genevieve Srnec, 96

Genevieve Christina Srnec, 96, of New Prague, formerly of Le Center, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010.

Genevieve was born in Lidgerwood, ND, on October 9, 1913, a daughter of Charles and Mary (Hejl) Maca. The family moved to Mahnomen and later to Le Center, where she attended St. Mary's Catholic Church and graduated from McKinley High School in 1932. She worked with child care and at a local wholesale firm during high school, with hopes of becoming a nurse. She then attended Normal School and taught country school in rural Le Center. Genevieve married Joseph F. Srnec at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Le Center on July 28, 1936. They established a home and worked together on an 80-acre farm near Clear Lake in Lexington Township, Le Center. Her family was her greatest treasure, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was proud of her family, loved to bake, enjoyed reading, gardening and praying and was a selfless caretaker for her husband and others.

She is survived by a daughter JoAnn (John) Sauber, Lakeville; a sister Magdalene (Leonard) Ballman, Le Center; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren: Julie (Scott) Antonutti-Rachel, Joseph and Joshua; Jeffrey (Maria) Sauber-Jacob and Colton; Jerald (Amanda) Sauber-Wyatt, Avery and Kellan; John Joseph Sauber; Charles (Linda) Kukacka-Amy, Emily and Matthew; Lori Kukacka; James (Lisa) Kukacka-Michael.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1977; a daughter Mary Dolores Kukacka; granddaughter Christina Kukacka; her parents; and siblings Mildred (Sr. Charles Mary), Elsie (in infancy), Gerard and Charles Maca.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 21, at 12 noon, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery.

Burial was at St. John Catholic Cemetery in Montgomery. Pallbearers were grandchildren.

Visitation was held at the church on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.

Arrangements were with Schoenbauer Funeral Home of Montgomery.

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