April 17, 1936 – September 4, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:00 p.m., Monday, September 7, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Genevieve L. Schmitz, age 79, who died Friday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Monday, September 7, 2015 at the St. Boniface Church Narthex.

Genny was born in Marty to Matt and Theresia (Rausch) Decker. She married Melvin A. Schmitz Sr. on October 26, 1955 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Pearl Lake, MN. Genny was a homemaker all her life and enjoyed playing BINGO, cards, word finds, crocheting, gardening and caring for her family. She was a member of Cold Spring American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, Christian Women, Catholic United Financial, and Catholic Order of Foresters.

Survivors include her children, Mel Jr., Doug (Cindy), Tom (Sheree), Patrick (Lisa), Sandy (Jeff) Pearson, Bruce, Nancy Schmitz and Nicky (Melody Mengelkoch); siblings, Dolores Schreifels, Richard (Evie) Decker, Rosie (Elroy) Theis, Barb (Ernie) Schmitz, and Theresia Thomes; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Sr. (2001); sisters, Mary Decker, and Rita Schlangen; brothers, Sylvester, Raymond, Wilfred, Jerome, Ernest, Anton, and Edwin; and 5 grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring, Minnesota.