In Memory of

Geneva Emily Buenger

January 21, 1924 - September 26, 2015
Geneva Emily Buenger, was born on a cold and snowy morning on January 21, 1924 to Bernhard C. and Emma W. (Schwartz) Buenger, the second oldest of children on the farm near Mapleton, IA. In 1940 they moved to farm near Aurelia, IA. She was baptized at St. Matthew in Mapleton on February 10, 1924. She was confirmed May 22, 1938. She worked on the farm until 1975 when she moved to town with her parents, she then worked at a turkey farm, Aurelia School, Casey's, library, the church, and bank in Aurelia. Geneva enjoyed helping people, loved her collections, gardening, quilting, crocheting, and her flowers. On September 26, 2015, Geneva passed away at the age of 91. She was preceded in death by her parents, B.C and Emma Buenger; and brothers: Raymond, Robert, Fredrick, Henry, and Donald. She is survived by a brother, Bernhardt Buenger of Aurelia; sister, Meta Mae Hotz of California; sister-in-law; Darylene Buenger of Aurelia, IA; and many nieces; nephews; and loved ones.
A public visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. with the family present during that time at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. A private family service will be held at a later date.
Pastor Jean Morse
Michelle Shriver Koren Eaton Roxanne Buenger Kathleen Schwanz Honorary Bearer Darlyne Buenger
visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present during that time.
"How Great Thou Art" "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" "Here I Am, Lord"
Pleasant Hill Cemetery Aurelia, Iowa


Friday, October 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“She was a very much loved person, and great neighbor to my Mom, Verna Pingel. She would bring the best pickles and other food to Mom.lLila Beck”
- Don and Lila Beck
Monday, September 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“May she find peace in heaven which she so truly deserves.”
- Delbert & Cheryl Winterhof
Monday, September 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Remembering a wonderful aunt who loved gardening, sewing and crocheting. She was always helping others and donating her beautiful quilts. What an example for all of us. She is missed.”
- Darrell & Julie Buenger
Monday, September 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Geneva will be missed by so many that truly loved her & enjoyed her quilts and crochet projects. She was quite a character and one of a kind who was so helpful to others & showed us all how to age gracefully and keep active!!! We will miss her.
- Lloyd & Linda Myers
Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Geneva was not only a neighbor but a good friend. I will miss her very much.”
- Kathy Curtis
Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Geneva was such a good friend and neighbor to my mom, Fern Petlon. She always greeted us with a smile. We will miss her. ”
- Roger and Jolene Jacob
Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Geneva was the 'jewel' of our St.Paul Lutheran family. Her love, caring, and service through all these years was a true example of her love for our Lord and Savior Jesus. We will miss her as I know your family will also. God Bless!”
- Frances Hiemstra
Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“We are so sorry, Geneva was a wonderful lady and our family thought the world of her.”
- Barb and Dar Evans
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