Genevieve Carmichael, 94, of Wayne, died Monday, April 30, 2018 at her home at Brookdale-Wayne.
Services will be held Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. The Rev. Jeanne Madsen and Chaplain Deb Hammer will officiate. Visitation will be held Friday, May 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne with family present. Burial will be in National Cemetery at Spencer.
Memorials may be directed to Our Savior Lutheran Church.
Genevieve Gwendolyn Carmichael was born March 8, 1924 near Spencer to Vaclav and Julia (Vanorney) Jiracek. Following her graduation from Spencer High School, Genevieve worked in Grand Island at the Nebraska Ordinance Plant, filling bombs with T.N.T. She later worked in Hood River, Ore. at a fruit cannery. Genevieve returned to Spencer where she met her future husband, Gerald. They were married March 17, 1946 at the Kountze Memorial Church in Omaha. The couple moved to Spencer and opened a bakery when rolls were 40 cents a dozen and bread 15 cents a loaf. Later, they moved to Wayne where Gerald worked at Bradford’s Bakery and later the City of Wayne Light Plant.Genevieve worked at Wayne Public Schools Cafeteria for many years. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and a volunteer at the Wayne Senior Center for numerous years.
Survivors include her sons, Garlin (Pat) Carmichael of Alta, Iowa and Curtis (Michele) Carmichael of Lakewood, Colo.; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald, in 1981; five brothers and sisters, George (Marcelin) Jiracek, Vlasta (Loren) Dickey, Silvia (Lorin) Bremwich, Elsie (Don) Barr, and Vincent Jiracek.
Pallbearers will be Genevieve’s grandsons Kirk Carmichael, Craig Carmichael, Clint Carmichael, Dustin Carmichael and Brian Carmichael.