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April 12, 1921 - March 19, 2020

Genevieve Harvey, age 98 of rural Decorah, Iowa, died March 19, 2020, in Decorah, Iowa, following complications of a broken hip. Genevieve died as she lived, in quiet, peaceful dignity, and with the love, prayers, and support of her family. The immediate family will celebrate her life in a private funeral on Monday, March 23, 2020 with burial in the Hesper Public Cemetery.

Genevieve Lucille (Noecker) Harvey was born April 12, 1921, the daughter of Hugo and Grace (Allen) Noecker in Hesper Township, rural Decorah, Iowa. She was raised in the Quaker faith and was a member of the Friends Church in Hesper, Iowa. She attended country school Hesper #5 and Burr Oak high school. Gen married Fay Harvey on August 25, 1937, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Together they farmed in Hesper township.
Gen enjoyed flower gardening, baking, and cooking. She was an Avon representative for several years. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren, and she was able to celebrate five generations of family in welcoming nine great-great-grandchildren.

Genevieve is survived by her daughter, Georgia Snyder of Decorah, Iowa, four grandchildren: Denise (Roger) Uhlenhake of Ossian, Iowa; Dalane (Bob) Carolan of Hesper, Iowa; Danna (Jim) Kriener of Fort Atkinson, Iowa; and Dolan (Kristi) Burreson of rural Decorah; ten great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.

Genevieve was preceded in death by her parents Hugo and Grace Noecker, husband Fay in 1993, sons-in-law Harris Burreson, Curtis Iverson, and Roy Snyder, her sister Ruth as a child, Charlotte (Silas) Erickson, brothers Norbert (Ann) Noecker and Milo (Ida) Noecker, brothers- and sisters-in-law Roy (Hazel) Harvey, Florence (Charles) Baker, Warren (Inez) Harvey, Pearl (Kenneth) Darling, Wilma (Gerald) Thorson, Clyde (Rosemary) Harvey, Lila (Francis) Darling, and Mary (Otis) Rustad along with many nieces and nephews.

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