Genevieve Schell

genevieve schell
Genevieve Schell, 74, of Fargo, ND peacefully passed away surrounded by loved ones on Monday, December 10, 2018 at Bethany Retirement Living. She was born September 3, 1944, in Rugby ND to Matthew and Josephine (Buckmeier) Lemar. Genevieve graduated from Lake Region State College and was employed with Winger Cheese, Towner, ND for over 30 years. She moved to Fargo in 2008 and was employed with Washington Elementary School. She retired in 2016. Genevieve was compassionate, hardworking, and had a big heart. Her affection and devotion toward her family and friends was endless. Genevieve loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren, they were her pride and joy. Her greatest passions were attending sporting events, listening to music, and giving great big tight hugs. Genevieve will be fondly remembered by family and friends for both her caring nature and inexhaustible humor. Her pursuit of a good prank provided laughter to those around her. Survivors include her three daughters, DeAnn (Richard) Hermanson, Lori (Sonny) Berndt, Tammy (Brock) Haman. Eight grandchildren, Jessica (Austin) Satrom, Jacob Hermanson, Leah Hermanson, Randy Berndt (Fiancée Kenya), Desserae Berndt, Brittany Berndt (Fiancé Dustin), Jaedon Haman and Nathaniel Haman. Three great- grandchildren; Austin DeMers, Hailey DeMers and Nora Satrom. Brothers; Ralph (Donna) Lemar, Edward (Claudia) Lemar, Virgil Lemar ,and sister Josie (Vance) Bowersox. The family would like to thank the staff at Bethany Retirement Living for the great care and compassion that was provided to our mom, sister and grandma. Some people just touch your heart and stay there forever. She is preceded in death by her parents; her brothers James and Harold. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association ND and MN chapter, 2631 12th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103.

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  1. Girls and families,
    My heart will forever hold special memories of Genevieve. She was so full of life and laughter. I feel blessed to have had her in my circle of friends through the years. Was great seeing her at state baseball the past couple of years……….the visits will forever be cherished. God bless her memory and may the Lord give you all strength. I know she’s among the angels………including my special angels.

  2. Thank You God for blessing me with this cousin in my life, we had many great times growing up. My Dear one I can imagine you surround by all those family member gone before. You at peace, in your new healthy body, surrounded by GODS MAJESTIC GLORY. One day we will unite again❤️❤️❤️ To family members.

  3. We are so very sorry for your loss. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your mom is with Grandma, Grandpa, Harold & Randy. She is bringing them up-to-date on everything. We are all here to help just let us know what we can do.

  4. Deann, Lori, Tammy and family, Our sincerest condolences. Genevieve was a wonderful person. When we were kids growing up, she was there every step of the way. She was kind, compassionate and always wanting to know how we were doing. She was very supportive and encouraging to me when I choose my career path. She always had a great heart and I shall never forget her laugh. She will be one of the ones who watch over the children from above. Our Heartfelt Sympathy, Jeff and Julie Keller Williston, ND.

  5. Sorry to hear about “Mom”!
    It’s never a good time to lose your mom but Christmas will be even harder 😢
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers!
    Tarry Bonnie Mueller

  6. Deepest sympathy to Gen’s family. I remember her as a very good student and also a very happy girl when I was her teacher in grade school.

  7. My deepest sympathy to Genevieve’s family. Working with her at Winger Cheese for many years, we shared a lot of jokes and pranks. She was a person dedicated to accuracy in dealing with figures, a very conscientious and dedicated employee. She will be missed by the many people who shared in her friendship. May God bless and comfort the family of Genevieve in the days ahead.

  8. So sorry to hear of your Mom’s death! I knew her well when she was in Towner and lost touch when she moved to Fargo. Have good memories of her & all of you. Enjoy her day tomorrow- my thoughts will be with you! Love to all, Carol Berg

  9. I was so sorry to learn of Genevieve’s passing. We were co workers at Winger Cheese. I will always remember her dedication to her work and how enjoyable it was to work alongside her. She was so dedicated to her job and to Winger Cheese. She had a wonderful sense of humor. She was so proud of her family. I was proud to call her friend. I’m so very sorry, and may God give you all strength to help you deal with the loss of such a special, good and kind person. She will, indeed, be missed by many!

  10. Sorry for your loss. Loosing a mom/parent has got to be one of the hardest things. Sending prayers to all of you and your family

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