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Genevieve A. "Genny" Nolte

Seneca, KS

12/09/1927 - 02/15/2002

Genevieve A. “Genny” Nolte, 74, of Seneca, KS, formerly of Baileyville, died Friday, February 15, 2002, at Country View Estates care home in Seneca. She had been a resident there since December 2001 and had been in ill health with scleroderma and arthritis for many years.

She was born December 9, 1927, on a farm north of Seneca, the daughter of Frank A. and Augusta Droge Schmitz. She graduated from St. Mary’s Grade School in 1941 and from St. Benedict High School in 1945, both in St. Benedict, KS.

On February 11, 1950, she married Sylvester J. “Whitey” Nolte at St. Mary’s Church in St. Benedict. They lived in the Baileyville area until October 2000 when they moved to Seneca. Her husband Whitey survives of Seneca. Genny was employed at the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital at Seneca in the housekeeping and dietary departments for 25 years. She and Whitey celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 2000.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Baileyville and St. Ann’s Altar Society at the church. She was also a member of the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital Guild and the Earl W. Taylor Post #21 of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, both in Seneca.

Survivors besides her husband are four sons, Dan Nolte of Goddard, KS, Don Nolte of Beattie, KS, Tom Nolte of Sabetha, KS, and Jerry Nolte of Seneca; two daughters, Caroline Kramer of Axtell, KS and Melanie Lierz of Seneca; two brothers, Raymond Schmitz of Seneca and Leon Schmitz of Baileyville; a sister, Sr. Melita Schmitz of Seneca; 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Stacey Nolte on October 23 1973; and two brothers, Gerald Schmitz in 1952 and Edwin Schmitz in 1981.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 AM Monday, February 18, at Sacred Heart Church in Baileyville. Rosaries will be prayed at 2 & 7 PM Sunday at Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jeremy Nolte, Rodney Nolte, Shane Kramer, Randy Lierz, Rick Nolte, Joe Nolte, Justin Nolte, and Travis Kramer.

Memorials may be given for Sacred Heart Cemetery or the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital, and sent in care of the family.

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