Genevieve Oberhoffer
Genevieve Oberhoffer
EAST DUBUQUE, Ill.-- Genevieve L. Oberhoffer, 80, of East Dubuque, Illinois, passed away at 10:50 a.m., Saturday, July 27, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Oberhoffer was born on October 22, 1932, in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Louis and Sophia (Hiher) Freisinger. She was united in marriage to Russell J. Oberhoffer on July 16, 1951, at St. Joseph's Church in Dubuque. In June they had celebrated their 62nd. wedding anniversary.

Genevieve was a homemaker, formerly owned the Oky-Dokey Store in Galena, and was employed at the Sinsinawa Mound Day Care Center.

She loved her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren dearly. Genevieve enjoyed reading, fishing, going out to eat and shopping with family members, watching jeopardy, pitching horseshoes and watching the Cardinals in her yard.

Surviving are her husband Russell; five children, Pat (Joe) Willis of Menominee, Illinois, Pam Thomas and Steve (Sue) Oberhoffer, both of Dubuque, Jody (Mike) Bradley of East Dubuque, and Paula (Keith) Kaiser of Galena, Illinois; 11 grandchildren, Teresa Smith, Sarah Engle, Eydie Timmerman, Dawn Weber, Steven and Scott Oberhoffer, Andy Bradley, Erin Fiedler, Jennifer, Tyler and Chris Kaiser; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Eleanor (Vern) McGrath of Dubuque; and two brothers, Joe (Rosie) Freisinger of Oklahoma and Dick Freisinger of Anchorage, Alaska.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Russell Thomas; three brothers, Louis, Dutch, and Earl Freisinger; and an infant sister.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque. Burial will be in the East Dubuque Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 30 and after 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31 at the Miller Funeral Home.

A Genevieve L. Oberhoffer memorial fund has been established.

Russ and family wish to thank UIHC staff and Dr. Hillary Mosher for the excellent care and compassion provided to Gen and her entire family.