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Paula Genetzky

Paula (Mock) Genetzky, 74, returned to her heavenly home on February 14. 2018 after a courageous fight against congestive heart and kidney failure.  Her devotion to her family, friends and a firm belief in God supported her in this struggle and ultimately gave her peace. 

Paula was born to the late Virginia and Robert Mock in Anadarko, OK on August 13, 1943.  Her father moved the family to Salt Lake City, Utah and then to Helena, Montana.  Helena would become the location they called home.  After high school, Paula worked for the State of Montana as a key punch operator before meeting and marrying Gerald Genetzky in Helena, MT July 8th, 1967.  In 1972, returned to Towner, North Dakota and made their home on the Genetzky family farm.  She was a mother first, a wife and hired hand second for most of her life.  Our most precious memory is that around the table eating mom’s food.   We still don’t understand how she could balance three meals a day with all the other things she accomplished daily.  After her kids graduated, she worked outside of the home as a telemarketing customer service agent until her husband was diagnosed with cancer.   Gerald died on October 29, 2004. Following his death, she gave up country living and moved to town. 

We would joke with our mother that she was the happiest when she was on the road going places and being with people.  Always a jovial person, whether she was visiting, playing cards, bowling, fishing, painting, serving food, or butchering chickens.  She loved her family and friends.  Another passion she had was gardening.  She was blessed with a green thumb, which kept us in canned goods all our adult lives.  Paula always inspired hard work and overcoming obstacles. 

Paula is survived by her three children Brenda (Chris) Lemper of Waterloo, Iowa; Mindy (Russ) Genetzky- Haugen of Lincoln, Nebraska; and Corey (Renae) Genetzky of Bismarck; her grandchildren Ashley and Chelsea Lemper, Brittany Yoder, Kyra and Jetta Genetzky and great grandchild Easton Yoder.  She was preceded in death her husband; a sister, Glenda Pennington; and grandchildren, Tiffany Lemper and Ashton Genetzky. 

The family gracefully declines flowers, but encourages prayer, and sharing of memories for our healing.  Memorials in her memory may be directed to the Towner Senior Citizen Center (116 S Main Street, Towner, ND 58788), Bantry Union Cemetery (Box 502 Towner ND  58788 and Faith Lutheran Church f (405 1st Street NW Towner, ND  58788) are also highly encouraged. 

Funeral Services will be at Zion Lutheran Church on February 24, 2018 at 10:30 AM with a time of fellowship  to follow.  Pastor Daryl Rothchild will officiate the service. Spring burial will take place in the Union Cemetery, Bantry.

Visitation: will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Anderson Funeral Home, Towner and will continue for one hour prior to the time of services on Saturday in the Church.

Posted Condolences:

Our deepest condolences and our prayers are with You and Russ and family, She was a very nice Lady Craig & Donna Steinhauer

Dear Mindy, Russ and family, We are praying for God's kindest mercies and comfort for you over these days, as we have been during the last days of your precious mother's life.  We are sorry for your loss but rejoice in her gain of her foreverness with Him.  Please know we ARE thinking of you and will look forward to seeing you and hugging you when you return to Nebraska. 
David and Ronda Swanson

Paula was an amazing woman..i have wonderful memories of her when we worked together..may she r.i.p
Korrie Bohlman



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