Genevieve 'Jenny' VanHerzeele


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Posted Online: Jan. 07, 2013, 5:34 pm
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Genevieve L. "Jenny" VanHerzeele, of Geneseo, formerly of Atkinson, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Aledo Nursing and Rehab Center.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at St. Malachy Catholic Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Michael Pakula will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation for Jenny will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Geneseo Chapel of Vandemore Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, where a scripture service will be held at 6:45 p.m. Memorials may be left to the Atkinson American Legion or the Geneseo VFW Auxiliary.
Jenny was born April 1, 1934, in Laverne, Minn., the daughter of Walter and Ruth Egert Henry. She was a graduate of Geneseo High School and was united in marriage to Francis VanHerzeele on Feb. 20, 1954, in Geneseo. He preceded her in 1999.
Jenny assisted in the operation of the Atkinson Feed Mill with her husband, Francis, for many years. She worked as a cook at Hillcrest Home in Geneseo and in later years sat and cared for the elderly in Geneseo and Atkinson.
Jenny belonged to St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Atkinson, and the church's Altar and Rosary Society, of which she was secretary for two years. She was active in church activities and was a lector there as well. Jenny was named volunteer of the year by her Altar Society for service to the Peoria Diocese and St. Anthony's Catholic Church. She sang in the St. Anthony's Resurrection Choir and was a member of the Atkinson Women's Club for several years. She later joined St. Malachy's Church and their Altar Society, and sang in the St. Malachy Resurrection Choir. She was a member of the Geneseo Kitchen Band for many years and enjoyed the group. Jenny, formerly, was in charge of the Atkinson Meal Site at the Heritage Square and her pastimes included singing, reading, doing puzzles, playing Yahtzee and watching old movies and the news.
Survivors include one brother, Walter L. (Linda) Henry, Geneseo; one sister, JoAnn (George) Carlier, Altona, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.
Jenny was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Jerome and Burdell; three sisters, Margaret, Alice and Mary; and an infant daughter, Barbara.
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