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Genevieve A Verbeten

F, b. November 18, 1927, d. January 26, 2016

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  • Birth: Genevieve A Verbeten was born on November 18, 1927 in Town of Buchanan, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Robert Theodore Ambrosius were married on June 7, 1949 in St Paul Church, Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Genevieve A Verbeten died on January 26, 2016, at age 88, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Family Cemetery (formerly St Mary), Brillion, Wisconsin.
  • Note: My maternal great grandmother is Genevieve Verbeten. She was born in 1949 in Wrightstown, WI. She graduated from Wrightstown High School and was valedictorian of her class. After graduation, she worked as a bookkeeper at a drugstore in Wrightstown. Her plans were to go to college and become a teacher. She was asked to stay and work at the drugstore, so her plans for college never happened. She married in 1949 and started a family in 1950. My great grandmother was very active and enjoyed playing golf, racquet ball and bowling. She was also an active member of the church in Brillion. She was the religious coordinator for the church and also taught religion classes. In 1987 her active lifestyle changed forever. She was on a ladder in church, fixing the cloth on the statue of Jesus, when the cross came off the wall. She fell off the ladder and broke her back. Since 1987, she has spent her life in a wheelchair. She now enjoys spending time with family and friends and watching sports on TV.
    Cameron Miller, 2011.
  • Note: Genevieve A. Ambrosius, age 88, of Brillion, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, surrounded by her family.

    Gen was born on November 18, 1927 in the town of Buchanan, daughter of the late Arnold and Mary (Nytes) Verbeten. She was a graduate of Wrightstown High School, class of 1946. She was employed at the Drug Store in Wrightstown before her marriage. On June 7, 1949, Gen married Robert T. Ambrosius at St. Paul Catholic Church in Wrightstown. He preceded her in death on July 4, 2002. Gen was a homemaker, but that didn't mean she stayed in the same spot for very long. Besides raising their children, she was the St. Mary's Catholic Church Coordinator for 16 years, was a member of the Christian Mothers, received the Marian Award for her volunteering, taught religious education, helped organize the Cursillo Retreats, was an organist for St. Mary's Catholic Church, cooked for the Priests and Sisters at the church, was a current member of Holy Family Catholic Parish in Brillion, and pretty much did anything to help. Gen and Bob enjoyed golfing, anywhere. They participated in couples golfing leagues and enjoyed traveling south during the winter. The couple also was very active in the Brillion Area Jaycees and JayCeets, the Brillion Optimist Club, held season tickets and were avid Green Bay Packer Fans, and loved to spend time with their family.

    Gen is survived by her six children and their families: daughter, Carolyn (Dennis) Miller of Brillion and their children: Jeffrey (Amy) of Appleton, Christopher (Michelle) of Coral Springs, FL, and Daniel (Monica) of Long View, TX; daughter, Barbara (Dan) Delforge of Green Bay and their children: Nathan (May Ling) of New York, Rachel (Kent) Downs of Green Bay, Andrew of North Chicago, and Rebecca (Aaron) Reed of Ashland, OR; son, Michael (Cheryl) Ambrosius of Long Prairie, MN and their children: Melissa (Michael) Terwey of Long Prairie, MN, Mary, Carolyn (Patrick) Olson, both of Minneapolis, MN, and Nicholas of St. Paul, MN; son, Mark (Sandy) Ambrosius of Brooklyn, WI and their children: Aaron of Oconto Falls and Brenda of St. Joe, MI; son, Gregory (Chris) Ambrosius of Iola and their children: Emily of Green Bay, Danielle and Tayler; and son, Stephen (Rebecca) of O'Fallon, MO and their child Adam of St. Joe, MO; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters and one brother: Germaine Smith of Wrightstown, Marie Thiel of Appleton, and Luke Verbeten of Wrightstown; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Clara (Kenny) Kamps of Wrightstown, Marlin (Marilyn) Ambrosius of DePere, Phyllis Ambrosius of DePere, and Carl "Kelly" Verstegen of Little Chute, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Gen was preceded in death by her parents Arnold and Mary, her husband Bob, her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Louis and Marie (Minten) Ambrosius, a brother, Mark Verbeten, sisters-in-law, Frances Verbeten and Eunice Verbeten, brothers-in-law, Doug Smith and Earl Thiel, and other relatives.

    Funeral Mass will take place at 12:00 p.m. (NOON) on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Brillion. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Timothy Brandt with burial in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Brillion.

    Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

    Online condolences may be made.

    In lieu of flowers, all memorials should be given to Holy Family Catholic Church in Brillion.

    The family would like to thank the entire staff of Garrow Villa for the many years of care of our Mother, and Unity Hospice for their care and compassion.
  • Graduation: She graduated from Wrightstown High School in 1946.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Amy Swiecichowski

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Christopher Miller

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Daniel Miller

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Barbara J Ambrosius

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Nathan Delforge

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Rachel Delforge

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Family: Kent Downs

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Andrew Delforge

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Rebecca Delforge

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Family: Aaron Reed

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Michael R Ambrosius

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Melissa Ambrosius

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Mary Ambrosius

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Carolyn Ambrosius

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Nicholas Ambrosius

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Michael Terwey

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Mark R Ambrosius

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Aaron Ambrosius

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Brenda Ambrosius

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Gregory John Ambrosius

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