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Hayward Lutheran Church
Saturday December 31st, 2016
9:00am - 10:00am

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Funeral Service

Hayward Lutheran Church
Saturday December 31st, 2016

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Gennell Marie Iverson

Funeral services for Gennell M. Iverson, age 69, of Winona, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Hayward Lutheran Church.  Rev. Joshua Enderson will officiate. Interment will be at Hayward Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Gennell died Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

Gennell Marie Iverson was born the fourth child of Simon and Gertrude (Nelson) Iverson in Albert Lea on February 15, 1947.  She grew up on the family farm attending District 60, Hayward, and Albert Lea Schools before graduating from Albert Lea High School in 1965 and Winona State University in 1969.  She spent most of her working life at Winona State University before retiring due to ill health.  While her health permitted, she enjoyed biking the trails in Winona, gardening, and cooking.  As her health declined, she continued her life-long loves of reading and sharing her life with cats.  

Gennell is survived by sister, Sharon Bornfleth of Wisconsin; brothers, Keith (Janet) Iverson of Hayward and Stuart (Alice) Iverson of Canada; nieces and nephews: Sherida (Rich) Bornfleth, Kevin (Kristin) Bornfleth, Josh (Steph) Madson, Kyle (Rita) Iverson, Sarah (Troy) Wangler, Meta Johnson, Scott Iverson, Chris (Tracy) Iverson; great-nieces and nephews: Emma and Ryan Bornfleth, Autumn and Conner Madson, Theadora and Simon Iverson, Elizabeth Wangler, Heather Johnson, and Evelynn Holmen. Also surviving are numerous cousins and friends.

Gennell was preceded in death by her parents.

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There has always been an opening for Gennell in heaven.  Of course we are saddened by our loss but happy she is with her eternal family.  She is in a better place.  God speed, Gary

Gary Skaar Dec 29 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Family:  Our hearts go out to each of you in the loss of your Sister, Aunt, and all the others that will miss her earthly presence.  
   Great Memories of "cousins" growing up together!  Playing mostly outdoor games!  from chasing each other around in the barn or swimming in the stock tank or just plain "exploring" they were always GOOD memories!  She always seemed to lean towards Paul when we had the BIG family gatherings! Maybe she felt as he was the oldest it was the safest place to hang out :-)  
   God Bless each of you as you grieve her passing in your own private way!
    We Thank God we have been given the promise, that to those of us who "BELIEVE in Jesus" we will meet again - so it is not GOODBYE it is just SO LONG FOR AWHILE!    
        Love and Prayers   Dorothy and Hamlin

Dorothy & Hamlin Burtness Dec 29 2016 12:00 AM

My sympathies to the family of Gennell. It has been many years since I've seen Gennell. We both worked in Somsen Hall at WSU. And we were both associated with the Business office, though we worked on different floors. I remember how she loved her kitties and would share stories and photos. She was a gentle soul, now released to be with her parents and her many furry friends.

Marilyn Ezdon Dec 28 2016 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy in Gennell's death.  She lived next door to my parents in Winona and was great friends with them.  She and my mom would bike together, take walks, and admire their flowers in the summer. Once my parents left Winona, Gennell would visit them in Faribault.  Gennell was a kind, gentle person and my parents enjoyed her friendship.

Barb (Wisted) Spencer Dec 28 2016 12:00 AM

Gennell worked for me at Winona State University for many years.  A very dedicated person and a good friend.

Jerry Varner Dec 24 2016 12:00 AM

I grew up next door neighbor to the Iverson family farm at Hayward,after high school our family lost contact with Genelle.To the family of Genelle......sorry for your loss.

Ronnie Brandt Dec 23 2016 12:00 AM

Iverson Family,
I had the tremendous pleasure of taking care of Gennell while she lived
at The Sterling House in Winona. I'll never forget her laugh, her sense of humor
or all the stories she told me of her days growing up. She brought me many smiles and
I will miss her dearly. My sincerest condolences.
Abby Olsen

Abby Olsen Dec 23 2016 12:00 AM