On the evening of January 22,2020 Genny left this life peacefully with her children, grandchildren, and devoted healthcare people present. Genny was 93 years old. She was born on November 3, 1926 in Richland Center, Wisconsin, the second of five children to John and Goldie Hilleshiem. She met her husband, Darell (who in 1985 preceded her in death) in Wisconsin to whom she was married to for 36 years and they had three children. Darell and Genny built a home in Hales Corner, Wisconsin among beautiful woods before moving to Arizona in 1957. They lived in Tucson, Scottsdale, and Tempe. Professionally, Genny was a secretary, piece worker and chemical tech. She was the happiest when family was around, attending mass and saying her daily rosary, PLUS teasing and being teased by her sons, son-in-law and grandsons! Genny is survived by her three children, Darell (Tenya), Kathryn Hogen (Rich), Thomas (Mary), youngest brother, James, two sisters-in-law, five grandchildren: Kristi, John, Tim, Matthew, Holly, Joey (deceased); five great-grandchildren: Sydni, Kaila, Tommy, Tyler, and Wesley, and one great-great grandchild: Christopher (Topher) and many nieces and nephews. We love and miss you already Genny, Mom, Grandma, GG. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 10:00 am, with a viewing beginning at 9:00 am, at Church of the Resurrection, 3201 S Evergreen Road, Tempe, Arizona. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1500 E Baseline Road, Mesa, Arizona. Richardson Funeral Home, Tempe, Arizona is compassionately serving the family.
TOGETHERNESS…Death is nothing at all–I have only slipped away into the next room. Whatever we were to each, that we are still. Call me by my own familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me. Let my name be the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effort. Life means all that it ever meant, it is the same as it ever was; there is absolutely unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of your mind because I am out of your sight? I am but Waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near just around the corner. All is well. Nothing is past; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before–only better, Infinitely happier and for ever – we will all be one together with Christ.
Carmelite Monastery, Waterford, Ireland
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