Memorial Services for Genevieve Morrissey will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Morris, Minnesota with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial following at Calvary Cemetery in Morris, Minnesota. Pastor Dan Belgum will be officiating.
Genevieve Agnes Morrissey was born on February 12, 1921 in rural Battle Lake, MN. She was the daughter of Oliver and Manda (Franze) Peterson. Gen was baptized and confirmed at the Eagle Lake Lutheran Church in rural Battle Lake.
After graduating high school from Battle Lake in 1938, she attended Interstate Business College in Fargo, ND. Gen was married to Wayne Morrissey on July 3, 1941 and were blessed with over 50 years of marriage. They made their home in Morris where Wayne owned and operated Wayne’s Menswear and Gen worked for the Farmers Home Administration office for many years. Gen and Wayne enjoyed traveling together and after retirement they spent their winters in Tucson, AZ until Wayne passed away on September 28, 1992.
Gen continued to live in Morris enjoying her family and friends. She enjoyed playing bridge, board games, golf and canning dill pickles. She spent time traveling with her sister, Donna and family. In 2016, she moved to Homestead South Assisted Living in Benson.
Genevieve Morrissey, age 99 of Benson, formerly of Morris, passed away Monday, November 30, 2020 at Homestead South in Benson.
Gen is survived by her sister Donna (Darold) Martin of Benson; her nieces and nephews: Debra Kennetz and Jeff of St Louis Park, David (Lori) Martin of Benson, Denice (Bruce) Conyers of DeGraff; great nieces and nephews: Jill (Derrick); Anthony (Nicole); Julie (Reid) son Benjamin; Kristy (Dylan); and Daniel. She is preceded in death by her husband Wayne Morrissey; parents, Oliver and Manda Peterson; brother Gerald Peterson; niece Diane Lynn Sherry, and great niece Angela Marie Sherry.
Blessed be the memory of Genevieve Morrissey!
Pedersen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To send condolences to the family please visit www.pedersenfh.com.