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 Genevieve C. <I>Van Schaik</I> Tranel

Genevieve C. Van Schaik Tranel

East Dubuque, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA
Death 7 Oct 2006 (aged 87)
Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Burial East Dubuque, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 131653594 · View Source
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EAST DUBUQUE, Ill. - Mrs. John (Genevieve C. "Gen") Tranel, 87, of Hillman House, East Dubuque, died at 5:17 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, at ManorCare Health Services, Dubuque.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, East Dubuque, with the Rev. Jim Parker officiating. Burial will be in the East Dubuque Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, East Dubuque, where there will be a parish rosary and scripture service at 3 p.m.

She was born on Nov. 2, 1918, in East Dubuque, daughter of John and Johanna (Van Falier) Van Schaik. She married John J. Tranel on Oct. 26, 1937, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, East Dubuque; he preceded her in death on July 11, 1971.

Gen was a homemaker, a terrific mother and a loving grandmother and great-grandmother.

She enjoyed playing cards, euchre at Hillman House and Sunday nights with her girls.

She was a member of St. Mary's Parish and its Altar and Rosary Society.

Her greatest joy was the love of her family, and she will be sadly missed by all.

Surviving are four daughters, Ruth (Delbert) Belken and Mary Jane (Dick) Kintzle, both of East Dubuque, Cathy (Tom) Stacy, of Apopka, Fla., and Joyce Meier, of Bellevue, Iowa; a son, John D. (Solange) Tranel, of Dallas; 13 grandchildren, Scott Belken, Terry (Jolene) Belken, Jeff (Cheryl) Kintzle, Sherry (Doug) Manders, Kris (Steve) Boenish, Matt (Cheryl) Kintzle, Jacy Mesch, John Mesch, Amber Cooper, Joe Cooper, Jonathan Tranel, Angie Tranel and Jesse Tranel; and 15 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Henry and John Van Schaik; two sisters, Bertha Peacock and Mary Jane Smith; a son, Robert John Tranel, in infancy; and a great-grandchild, Gabrielle Belken.

Special thanks to ManorCare, Heartland Hospice and Dr. Holm for the care and compassion that was given to Gen and her family.

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Copyright (c) 2006 Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA)

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