Genevieve Lila (Wulfekuhle) Tomky was born March 16, 1933, at Hazelton, Iowa, to Henry and Viola (Schemmel) Wulfekuhle, one of nine children. As a young lady, Genevieve attended St. Mary’s Parochial School and District 66 County School in Breckenridge, Minn. She went on to graduate from Elbow Lake High School in Elbow Lake, Minn. in 1952. Genevieve was employed by the Heiland Research Division of Minneapolis Honeywell in Denver, Colo., as an accountant. She also worked for General Mills in the accounts payable department.
Genevieve married Wilford Duane Tomky on Dec. 27, 1961, at St. Olaf’s Catholic Church in Elbow Lake, Minn., and to this union four children were born; Jim, Bill, Susan and Ken.
The couple settled in Olney Springs, Colo., where they farmed until moving to the Lamar, Neb., area in 1972. Genevieve and Wilford made the Lamar area their home, farming and raising their children.
Genevieve was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Imperial and Holyoke. She was a member of Altar Society in both churches, served on the Deanery and was an active CCD teacher. She enjoyed gardening, canning food, assisting with 4-H and bookkeeping. Genevieve especially loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Genevieve passed away Sunday evening, June 4, 2017, at the Chase County Community Hospital, Imperial, Neb. She was 84 years of age.
Survivors include husband Wilford of Lamar; son Jim (Mary) Tomky of Amherst, Colo.; son Bill (Christine) Tomky of Lamar; daughter Susan (Larry) Castle of Imperial; son Ken (Janet) Tomky of Lamar; eight grandchildren: Stephanie (Aaron) Ramsey; A.J. (Katie) Tomky; Elizabeth Tomky; Joseph Tomky; Mindy Castle; Dawn Castle; Evan Tomky and Aidan Tomky; seven great-grandchildren: Logan, Kammi, Jaxon, Ilysa, Amy, Heidi and Luke; sisters Donna Spellerberg of Ligerwood, N.D.; Lovie (Bruce) Brough of New Brighton, Minn.; Karey Mackey of Waverly, Ky. and Joyce (Don) Swendsrud of Monticello, Minn.
Genevieve was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Leo, Jim and Chuck; and sister Virginia Miller.
A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday morning, June 13, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Holyoke, Colo., with Fr. Bill Jungmann and Fr. Bernard Lorenz officiating.
Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at the Green Lawn Cemetery in Lamar.
Rosary will be held Monday evening, June 12, 2017, at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Holyoke, Colo., with Fr. Bill Jungmann and Fr. Bernard Lorenz reciting.
Visitation will be held Monday afternoon, June 12, 2017, 2 to 6 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Holyoke, Colo.
A memorial has been established to EWTN Catholic Radio.
Online condolences may be left at liewerfuneralhome.com.
Liewer Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements