Geneva Viola Hollenbeck
Geneva Hollenbeck, age 96, a resident of Methodist Manor in Storm Lake, died on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Alta, with Pastor Durwood Clauson officiating. Burial was at the Buena Vista Memorial Park, Storm Lake. Visitation was held on Friday, Oct. 14, from 4-8 p.m. with the family present 6-8 p.m. at the Barker Funeral Home in Alta. Barker Funeral Home of Alta was in charge of the arrangements.
Geneva Viola Lindlief was born on March 31, 1909, in Brooke Township, Buena Vista County, the daughter of Frank and Freda (Johnson) Lindlief. She attended the Brooke School and graduated from Brooke High School in 1927. Geneva enrolled in the School of Nursing at the University of Iowa and graduated on June 1, 1931. She was a nurse at the University of Iowa Hospitals until the latter part of 1935.
On Dec. 23, 1935, Geneva was united in marriage to Bernard A. Hollenbeck of Washta at the Little Brown Church at Nashua, Iowa. The couple farmed in the Washta area and later relocated to a farm near Rembrandt. They then moved to a farm north of Alta, where they remained until the fall of 1972 when they retired from farming and moved to Storm Lake.
Geneva was a life-long member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Elk Township, Alta, being baptized there on June 13, 1909 and confirmed on June 7, 1925.
Geneva was a homemaker and she was active in her church. Over the years, she spent many hours making quilts for Lutheran World Relief and other groups. She enjoyed spending time with her family and formed many friendships in the Friendly Circle Club and the Busy Bees. She was a loyal fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bernard on Nov. 4, 1975; one daughter, Arlene in 1946; three brothers; and two sisters.
Geneva is survived by one daughter, Karen, and her husband, Warren Scholten of Eagle Grove; one son, David Hollenbeck of Eagle Grove; one sister-in-law; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.