LOUISE A. GENTEMAN, age 90, of Loyal, WI, passed away at House of the Dove, in Marshfield, WI, on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Friday, August 28, 2020 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Loyal. Rev. Leo Johnson will officiate, and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Craig Genteman, Ryan Wienke, Michael Rindfliesch, Ethan Genteman, Adam Yerke, and Lindsey Genteman. Visitation will be held at the church, on Friday, from 9am until time of service.
Louise Ann Mayer was born on December 25, 1929 at home on her parent’s farm in Humbird, WI, the daughter of Anton "Tony" and Georgia A. (Gilles) Mayer. She was raised and received her education in Humbird, graduating from Humbird High School in 1947. After graduation, Louise worked in Eau Claire, first at Presto Industries, and then later at Sacred Heart Hospital. She met the love of her life, William H. Genteman, at the roller rink in Hatfield, WI, and they were united in marriage on April 9, 1953 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Fairview, WI. They farmed together in the Town of Levis, Clark County, WI, until moving to Loyal in 1967, where they farmed north of Loyal until retiring in 1986. They remained on the farm until 1998, and then moved to the Town of Weston, northwest of Neillsville. After her husband's death on March 3, 2004, Louise moved to Cedar Rail Apartments in Marshfield, where she resided until 2016. She resided in Marshfield until her death.
She had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her family, who came first above anything else, sewing, crocheting, gardening, flowers, going to car shows with Bill, baking chocolate chip cookies, the Loyal Corn Festival, the Packers, hosting family functions, canning, her African Violets, playing Rummikub and Bingo, and helping in the kitchen when she resided at Cedar Rail.
Louise will be dearly missed by her children: David (Camille) of Granton, Maryann (Ken) Piller of Marshfield, Dan of Marshfield, Patty (Steve) Rindfleisch of Spencer, Jim (Grace) of Loyal, Betty (Mark) Yerke of Arpin, Wayne (Diane) of Greenwood; 25 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters: Marie Kaiser of Loyal and Lorraine (Jeff) Rayhorn of Long Prairie, MN; one son-in-law: Ken Wienke of Marshfield; one sister-in-law: Donna Mayer of West Salem, WI; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; one daughter: Sue Wienke; one son in-law: Ron Denzine; one sister: Dorothy Laufenberg; and 2 brothers: Norman and Tony Mayer.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be given to St. Anthony Catholic School.