Janeen Genzlinger, age 68, formerly of Howard, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Ava’s House, in Sioux Falls. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Janeen Kay Genzlinger was born April 6, 1952 in the Madison Community Hospital, Madison, SD to Gordon and Geraldine (Callies) Genzlinger. She was baptized and confirmed in the faith at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Janeen grew up on a farm east of Howard and graduated from Howard High School in 1970. After high school, she attended one year of college at Beadle General and then worked in Hawarden IA for a few years. Janeen moved to Sioux Falls and worked for the Minnehaha County as a Circuit Court Reporter for about 35 years. During those 35 years, Janeen primarily worked for Judge Gene Paul Kean. Janeen and Ronald Farrell were united in marriage on April 1, 1985 and were divorced in 1999.
Janeen was known for her great cooking and baking. She was always sharing recipes and bringing goodies to work. Each niece and nephew also received a cake decorated by Janeen for their birthdays and special events. She enjoyed traveling and had many hobbies including collecting Precious Moments and painting her own ceramics. She enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews.
Those grateful for having shared in her life include her siblings: Winston (Carolyn) Genzlinger of Madison, SD; Greg (Pat) Genzlinger of Elkton, SD; and Mona (Leonard) Dickhaut of Winner, SD; seven nephews and nieces: Eric (Nataliya) Genzlinger, David (Roxanne) Genzlinger, Joel Dickhaut, Angela Dickhaut, Wade Dickhaut, Dawn (Jim) Reedy, Robin (Luke) Hemmen; twelve great-nephews and nieces, one great-great nephew, and other numerous relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Geraldine Genzlinger, a nephew, Adam Jon Genzlinger and her special, furry friend Buffy.
Memorials will be donated to Main Street Living, which broadcasts a Lutheran worship service program that is endorsed by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
Arrangements are with the Willoughby Funeral Home in Howard.