In Memory of Genevieve "Gen" Carlson

Genevieve Ann Carlson, of Hudson, Wisconsin, passed away on May 17, 2020, at the age of 88. Genevieve “Gen” was born on July 2, 1931, in Minneapolis, MN, to Benjamin and Mary Martin. Gen attended Brookside Elementary School in St. Louis Park and St. Louis Park High School. She graduated from Hamline University with a degree in English. On June 7, 1952, Gen married the love of her life, Richard Arvid Carlson.

Gen’s greatest treasures were her five grandchildren. She was proud of her family and of their accomplishments, and she loved spending time with them at her cabin at Lake Kabetogama. She was an excellent pianist and enjoyed playing piano and handbells for her church. Gen also shared her life with several canine companions whom she adored.

Gen will remain in the hearts of her daughters, Caryn (Michael) Carlson Hurst and Jenny (Dean) Carlson Ammerman; grandchildren, Nathan, Noah and Hannah Hurst, and Kelsey (Jonah) Krueger and Kristin Ammerman. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Richard, and her granddaughter, Lynn Martin Hurst.

A celebration of Gen’s life will be held at a later date. Please check the O’Connell Family Funeral Home website for updates. Memorials may be sent to: O’Connell Family Funeral Home, in care of Genevieve Carlson Family, 520 11th Street South, Hudson, WI 54016, to be forwarded to the family on your behalf.  Memorials can be designated to River Falls United Methodist Church or Kabetogama United Methodist Church.

Services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, Wisconsin

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    • Gen and Dick….together again. Kabetogama will miss you Gen!
      Until we meet again.
      Paul and Jill

    • So sad and shocked to hear my yoga buddy Gen died. She was a classy lady. I will miss her.

    • We’re so sorry to hear of Gen’s passing. What a special, talented lady – so loved by everyone. All of us in Kabetogama will miss her greatly. We’re keeping you in our prayers.
      Larry & Betsey Warrington