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Patricia A. Genz
June 20, 1946 - April 18, 2023

Patricia “Pat” A. Genz, age 76 of Emily, MN passed away peacefully on April 18, 2023 at Riverwood Hospital in Aitkin, MN. Pat was born June 20, 1946 in St. Paul, MN to Anton and Elizabeth (Steichen) Fendrick. She attended St. Stanislaus School in St. Paul until 1961 and then graduated from North St. Paul High School in 1963. After high school she worked at St. Paul Companies until she met the future love of her life. On August 30, 1974, she  married Gene Genz in St. Paul, MN. They bought their first house in Crosby, MN and moved to Emily, MN in 1975, where they spent the remainder of their lives.

Pat was a loving mother, wife, sister and friend. She enjoyed cooking with Gene for family gatherings and for the Emily Volunteer Fire Department. Pat was known for her deviled eggs and horseradish pickles, she liked to bake cookies and she loved to dance. However, her greatest pride and joy in life was certainly her grandchildren.

Pat is survived by her two sons, Chad (Kami) Genz and Craig (Mindi) Genz; four grandchildren, Charlee and Cooper, Hope and Aric; brother, Jim Fendrick; sister Gayle (Fendrick) Stewart; her lifelong best  friend, Joann Cordie; and many friends and extended family members.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth “Betty” King and Anton Fendrick; her  husband, Gene; and her brother, William Fendrick.

A celebration of life for friends and family will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2023 from noon to 3:00 p.m. at the park behind the Emily Fire Hall. Arrangements are through Koop Funeral Home of Crosby.

Eugene R. Genz
February 16, 1944 - February 2, 2023

Eugene “Gene” R. Genz, age 78 of Emily, MN passed away peacefully on February 2, 2023 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. Gene was born on February 16, 1944 in Minneapolis, MN to Alfred and Mabelle (Peterson) Genz and he was the eldest of 6 children. The family moved to Milaca, MN where Gene graduated at the top of his class. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1972. On August 30, 1974, he married Patricia “Pat” Fendrick in St. Paul, MN. They bought their first house in Crosby, MN and moved to Emily, MN in 1975, where they spent the remainder of his life.

Gene drove fuel tankers for over 40 years for Wayne Transport and Cummings Oil, until he finally agreed to retire at the age of 68. However, he wasn’t quite ready to retire just yet, so he worked for a few more years with his son, Chad, driving roll-off truck for Emily Rolloff. Gene was a proud retired firefighter for the Emily Volunteer Fire Department with over 38 years of service.

Gene loved to hunt, fish and garden and he shared that passion with his friends, his wife Pat, his sons and his grandchildren. Gene was known and loved by many. He will be greatly missed by his family and far too many friends to count.

Gene is survived by his wife, Pat; two sons, Chad (Kami) Genz and Craig (Mindi) Genz; four grandchildren, Charlee and Cooper, Hope and Aric; brothers, Darrel Genz and Howard (Lois) Genz; sisters, Marjorie (Joe Kiesling) Pekula, Nancy (Jim) Lucas; brother-in-law, Jim Sipper; and nine nieces and nephews.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Al and Mabelle Genz; sister, Shirley (Genz) Sipper; sister-in-law, Brecky (Wieland) Genz.

A celebration of life for friends and family will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2023 from noon to 3:00 p.m. at the park behind the Emily Fire Hall. Arrangements are through Koop Funeral Home of Crosby.

Duane Robert Lennartson
July 16, 1949 - May 26, 2023

Duane Robert “Lenny” Lennartson, 73, died Friday, May 26, 2023 at his home in Rochester surrounded by loved ones after a 15 month battle with Leukemia (AML)

Duane was born on July 16, 1949 to Robert and Lindus (Thorburg) Lennartson in Duluth, MN. He graduated from Proctor High School in 1967. He attended University of Minnesota in Duluth and graduated from University of Minnesota with a Degree in Music and a Degree in Dentistry. He owned his own Dental Practice in Owatonna for 33 years and retired in 2007 to Crosslake, MN. Duane met the love of his life, Ardis Laue and they married on June 14, 1980 in Owatonna. They have one daughter, Robin.

Lenny loved music and sang in the Roger Tenney Chorale in Owatonna, NOVA in Owatonna, and Last Generation in Crosslake, MN. He had a passion for fishing, hunting, and the outdoors.

Lenny is survived by his wife, Ardie; daughter, Robin (Eric) Strop; grandchildren, Morgan (Rhett), Coltin, Addison, and Autumn; brother, Steven (LuAnn); nephews, Ryan and Ricky Lennartson; sister-in-laws, LaVonne (Rollie) Olson and Karen (Ken) Rossow; brother-in- law, Darvin (Anne) Laue; and aunts and many cousins.

Lenny was preceded in death by his parents; and uncles.

Memorial services will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Brainerd, MN on June 17 and at True Life Lutheran Church in Rochester, MN on June 24 with visitation for both at 11am and service at 12pm.

Memorials to Mayo Clinic Leukemia Research.

Memories and condolences of Lenny may  be shared at rochestercremationservicesmn.com

Celebration of Life for Nancy Rees
on June 10, 2023

Nancy Rees, age 82, of Emily, MN passed away on April 5, 2023. A Celebration of Life service for Nancy will be held on June 10, 2023 at 1:00pm at the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in Baxter, MN. Lunch and fellowship will follow the service.

Arrangements are entrusted to Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Crosslake.
Adele Louise Johnson
January 28, 1930 - April 17, 2023

Adele Louise Johnson, 93, of Crosslake, MN, passed away on April 17, 2023. She was at her home in Chandler, Arizona. At her side was her son, Scott, his wife, Laurie, granddaughter, Amy with her husband, Greg (via phone). Adele drew her last breath, peacefully and gracefully during scripture, prayer, and song provided by Pastor Keith Robinson (via phone).

Adele was a strong, independent, witty woman who loved her family deeply. She enjoyed life and filled it with activities including playing cards, cooking, many arts and crafts, and reading. Adele had a great social life and was surrounded with many friends wherever she  went. She was a dedicated wife and partner to her husband of 54 years and one true love, Vern Johnson. They raise their two sons and built a beautiful life together.

Adele was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Mable Runde, brother, John, husband, Vern Johnson, and son, Michael Glor.

Her surviving family includes her son, Scott, his wife, Laurie, her daughter-in-law, Pam, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1pm on June 3, 2023 at the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in  Crosslake. Visitation will start one hour prior to services.

Condolences and updates can be directed to the family website. https://everloved.com/life-of/adele-johnson/

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Baxter.
Robert Alexander Bodle
February 19, 1930 - March 3, 2023

Robert Alexander “Bob” Bodle, age 93 of Emily died on March 3, 2023 at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. He was born on February 19, 1930 in Ross Lake Township to Leonard and Carol (Huges) Bodle. Bob was a U.S. Navy Korean War veteran.

Bob is survived by two sons, Marlen (Sandra) Bodle and Rory (LuAnn) Bodle all of Emily; two daughters, Robyn Monson of Hibbing and Melissa Boyer of Plymouth; one brother, Jack Bodle of Longview, WA and two sisters, Eva Starry of Crosby, and Donna Hite of Emily.

Preceding Bob in death are his parents, two brothers, Albert and Arthur Bodle and two sisters, Elizabeth McCoy and Charlotte Frink. A Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2023 at the Pine Ridge Cemetery in Emily with military honors presented by the Myrin-James American Legion Post #443, Ironton. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

James M. Engle
March 26, 1945 - May 7, 2023

James M. Engle, age 78, of Outing, died Sunday, May 7, 2023 at Mother of Mercy Care Center in Albany.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 15, 2023 at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Grace Southside Cemetery near Annandale. Pastor Alex Becker will officiate.

James Martin Engle was born March 26, 1945 in Minneapolis to Martin and Shirley (Kleppe) Engle. He grew up in Richfield, graduating from Richfield High School with the Class of 1963. He moved to Annandale and Mound while his kids were in school, and for the past 20 years has resided in Outing. Jim started out working at Ostrom Sporting Goods in Minneapolis and at the Burnsville Sport Center, before starting his own company, Westside Yamaha, in Navarre. He was then self employed in construction doing remodel projects and as an antiques restorer and dealer. Jim had one of the most extensive collections of whale oil and kerosine early American lighting. He was a member of the Masonic Order. He enjoyed fly fishing, camping, and refinishing and restoring antiques. Jim will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his quick wit, and ability to tell a good story.

Jim is survived by his daughter, Carrie (Bill) Sjoblom of St. Cloud; son, Tim (Michelle) Engle of Annandale; grandchildren, Nicole Engle, Bridget Engle, Rebecca Engle (Zach Bartsch), and Alexa (Hayden) Willner; sister, Judy Kerr; 2 nieces, 1 nephew, and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and many aunts and uncles.

Del Ray Blowers
April 26, 1933 - February 14, 2023

Del Ray Blowers died peacefully at his home in Green Valley, Arizona, on February 14, 2023 at the age of 89.

Del was born on April 26, 1933 in South Haven, Minnesota, He received a B.A. from the
University of Minnesota, a B.S. from St. Cloud University, and served for two years in the Marine Corps. He taught English for 34 years in Clearbrook, MN where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, searching for and photographing wild orchids, and writing for various outdoor magazines.

Del is survived by his wife Marilyn (Miller) Blowers, son Mike (Kelsy Richards) Blowers, and daughter Laura (Paul) Moyer; grandsons Hunter (Katlyn Anderson) Blowers, and Scott Moyer; brothers, Larry (Gloria) Blowers and Mike (Carol) Blowers, sister-in-law Patricia Blowers, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Ida Blowers, and brother, Roy K. Blowers, Jr.

A celebration of life service will be held at Crosslake Lutheran Church, May 27, at 11 a.m.

Memorials may be made to charities of one's choice.
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