THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Geneva M. Lefeber
Geneva M. "Gen" (Snortum) Lefeber, 86, of Mountain, WI was laid to rest in the arms of our Lord on July 2, 2013, at Villa Loretto Nursing Home, Mt. Calvary.
Born on Oct. 25, 1926 in Chilton, daughter of the late Albert & Anna (Jannsen) Snortum, she attended school in Gravesville. On May 31, 1944 she married Edwin W. Lefeber in Chilton and he preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 1998.
She worked at Tecumseh Products, New Holstein and also helped with her husband's business, Lefeber Well Drilling and raised seven children. She loved to be with her children, grandchildren and friends and to tell her endless list of stories and jokes and do card tricks. She also enjoyed traveling and spending time at the casinos. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Chute Lake, Mountain.
Survivors include children, Eugene (Audrey) Lefeber of Lincolnton, NC, Dennis (Shirley) Lefeber and Cynthia (Robert) Knaus, both of Johnsburg, Gary (Linda) Lefeber of Fond du Lac, Diane (James) Klotz of New Holstein, Lloyd Lefeber (special friend, Laquita) of Mountain and Kevin Lefeber of Plymouth and a daughter-in-law, Roberta Lefeber of Fond du Lac. She is further survived by 20 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Alberta Maroszek of Kiel; a sister-in-law, Eva Snortum of Milwaukee and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edwin; three brothers, Oscar, Lester (Alice) and Arthur (Luella) Snortum; two sisters, Alma (Boettcher) Schweitzer and Evangeline Schweitzer; two brothers-in-law, Wilmer Boettcher and Leo Schweitzer and two grandchildren, Melissa and Bradley Klotz.
Family and friends called at Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, Kiel on Friday, July 5 from 4 p.m. until time of the vigil service at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 6 at St. Michael's Catholic Church Chapel in Chute Lake, Mountain with Fr. Dean Dombroski officiating. Family and friends called at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial took place in Mountain Cemetery.