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Genevieve Krebs

September 13, 1927 — November 28, 2020

Alexandria, MN

Gen would like you to know her job here is done. Jesus took Genevieve home on Saturday, Nov 28 for a joyous reunion with Herb and Joyce and the growing number of family members gone on ahead. She is sure to be gliding across the heavenly dance floor with Herb, her lifelong dance partner. The rejoicing, music, laughter, and love are guaranteed.

Gen had an adventurous side and enjoyed travel. Despite a life-threatening condition caused by air travel, Gen and Herb visited Alaska, Florida, Vegas and Texas. She and Herb also attended an Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion Reunion with Herb’s Army buddies.  She was passionate about Bridge and 500. During the cabin years, she would sit for hours along the shore on an innertube in three inches of water.

Her journey here on earth began September 13, 1927 in Armour, South Dakota. She was the third in a family of nine children born to Ellen and William Walsh. In 1938, the Walsh Clan moved to Minnesota. Gen graduated from Alexandria High School. At a local dance hall, she met Herb; they married, had Jerry and Joyce, then headed for the Cities. She taught and retired from the Minneapolis School District. After Herb’s death in 1995, Gen moved back to Alexandria. She loved her grandkids, enjoyed the “best ice cream in Minnesota” found in Osakis, and marveled at the number of deer Dean could find in the area.

Gen would want us to remember her fondly and celebrate the completion of her well-lived life. She would want us to know she loved the Lord and her faith was precious to her.

Gen was welcomed by Jesus into Heaven on Saturday, November 28, 2020. She was in her 93rd year.  Gen is survived by Jerry and Sandy Krebs and Randy Spencer, as well as grandchildren Dean (Angie) Krebs, Jill Krebs, Brian Krebs, Ryan (Heather) Spencer, Shane (Jennie) Spencer, Carly (Jon) Haabala, 12 great grandchildren she adored and siblings Mark (Corrine) Walsh, John (Darlene) Walsh, Roland (ClaraJayne) Walsh, Kay Buzek and Ann (Jim) Determan. She is preceded in death by her husband Herb, her daughter Joyce Spencer, and brothers Jim Walsh, Bob Walsh, and Tom Walsh.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery. This service will be live-streamed and recorded for family and friends to view from Genevieve’s obituary page on the Anderson Funeral Home website at 12:30 PM on Wednesday.

In light of COVID restrictions prohibiting flowers, the family prefers memorials which will be forwarded to The Foundation for the Blind.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Genevieve Krebs, please visit our flower store.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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723 W Winona Rd SW, Alexandria, MN 56308

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