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Geneva E. Girardin


Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Geneva E. Girardin

Geneva E. Girardin, age 94, of Preston, Minn., died Monday evening, April 8, 2013, at Harmony Community Healthcare, Harmony, Minn.

Geneva was born December 8, 1918, in Albert City, Iowa, to Erik and Nellie (Dahlstrom) Anderson. She married Elmer Girardin August 16, 1937, in Pocahontas, Iowa. The couple made their home in various places in Minnnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin until moving to Preston in 1961. She was a homemaker and while in Preston worked for a number of years as a secretary at the Ken Dunwell optometrist office. Following retirement the couple would winter in Texas. Elmer died September 30, 1996.

Geneva was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Preston and was active in their women’s groups. She loved her family and especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by four children, Joel (Coleen) Girardin of Cannon Falls, Minn.; Jolyn (Wayne) Olson of Blue Earth, Minn.; Kim Girardin of Winona, Minn.; and Kaynel (Terry) Rindels of Preston; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, three sisters and six brothers.

The funeral was held Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Christ Lutheran Church with Rev. Dave Jore officiating. Burial of her ashes will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis at a later date.

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